March for Life, Million Woman March

March for Life, Million Woman March

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Thank you to everyone who participated in the March for Life on January 27, 2017.  I am not sure if I have ever heard of a local parish taking FIVE BUS LOADS of people to the March!  High Schools, colleges and universities, yes.  But, a parish??!!!!  ...

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Pro-Life Sunday 2017

Pro-Life Sunday 2017

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
As we recall on January 22nd the infamous decision of a few male judges in 1973 to legalize the killing of unborn babies, it is good for us to ponder what we can do.  Yes, we just witnessed the inauguration of a new president – yes, he is not perfect. ...

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Education

Education

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
I was looking through ‘the archives’ in preparation for this column and came upon a topic from a few years ago.  It is applicable always to speak on the nature of true education rather than accumulation of knowledge.  It is appropriate as we dedica ...

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Epiphany 2017

Epiphany 2017

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Thank you to everyone who helped make Christmas beautiful and joyful at the parish! From those involved in the music, especially Mrs. Kathy Cumber and the various choirs, to those who decorated the church, to those who served at Masses in various roles ...

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Spiritual New Year’s Resolutions

Spiritual New Year’s Resolutions

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Have you made your New Year’s resolutions yet?  Well, perhaps a few ideas would be in order! 12 Possible Spiritual New Year’s Resolutions for ‘17 Make it to one more Mass during the week. Spend five minutes before/after each Mass quietl ...

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Christmas 2016

Christmas 2016

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
And the angel said to them, “You will find a babe wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger.”  And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peac ...

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Fourth Sunday of Advent

Fourth Sunday of Advent

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Thank you, thank you to everyone who participated in our Bethlehem Walk!  Whether confirmandi who helped make various items over the last few months, or those who set-up and cleaned up, or those who were in costume or behind the scenes, what a tremendou ...

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Thanks to Bishop Loverde

Thanks to Bishop Loverde

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Thank you to everyone who offered prayers and sacrifices for Bishop Loverde and Bishop Burbidge.  We gave our spiritual bouquets to each of them this past week – as Bishop Burbidge was installed as our bishop.  It is a beautiful and practical way to ...

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Second Sunday of Advent

Second Sunday of Advent

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Then the wolf shall be a guest of the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; the calf and the lion shall browse together, with a little child to guide them. . . The baby shall play by the cobra’s den, and the child lay his hand on the adder ...

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First Sunday of Advent

First Sunday of Advent

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Fr. Tewes, Fr. Brian, Fr. Shelton and I hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving! This year we get four full weeks of Advent as Christmas will end the fourth week of Advent. Advent is a tremendous season of the year wherein we strive for ...

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