Mass to God the Father, Part 8

Mass to God the Father, Part 8

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
As we prepare for a tremendous American tradition of publicly thanking Almighty God as a nation, it would be good to read (perhaps at Thanksgiving dinner) the Thanksgiving Proclamation of the first president of the United States of America, George Washin ...

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Confirmation Retreat and Year of Mercy

Confirmation Retreat and Year of Mercy

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Thank you to everyone who helped make our confirmation retreat a tremendous spiritual day for our confirmandi, particularly Mrs. Jennifer Carmichael and Mrs. Catherine Cobos.  It is always a terrific day wherein our confirmandi are able to pray at the t ...

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Election 2016

Election 2016

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
As we go to the polls this coming week it is good for us to ponder the guidance of the Church and our bishop. The Catechism of the Catholic Church #2240 states that we, as Catholics, have a moral responsibility to exercise our right to vote. The bi ...

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Mass to God the Father, Part 7

Mass to God the Father, Part 7

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
We have received a few inquiries re: the annual golf tournament and 5k Run that in past years we have had in the fall.  In light of a few issues this past fall, we are planning to shoot for spring for both events next year.  We will try to make public ...

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Mass to God the Father, Part 6

Mass to God the Father, Part 6

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Please do not forget to offer prayers for Bishop Loverde as he retires from being our bishop and Bishop Burbidge as he will be installed as our bishop on December 6, 2016.  You can access the link on our website for our spiritual bouquets for bishops. ...

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Bishop Burbidge

Bishop Burbidge

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Hope everyone has had a good (short) week! Last weekend I spoke a bit of our new bishop, Bishop Burbidge.  As we will welcome him as a next bishop, it is good for us to thank Bishop Loverde for his tireless efforts for our spiritual benefit over the ...

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Prince William County School Board Summary

Prince William County School Board Summary

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Thank you to everyone who came out to the Life Chain last Sunday.  Our Lord took care of the weather for us.  It was a tremendous opportunity to silently and prayerfully stand up for the unborn who cannot stand up for themselves. I have re-read the ...

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Mass to God the Father, Part 5

Mass to God the Father, Part 5

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Thank you again to everyone who came out, emailed or called our School Board.  Someone who has been around Prince William County School Boards for decades said it was the most people at a meeting since he has been in the county.  There were roughly 500 ...

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Mass to God the Father, Part 4

Mass to God the Father, Part 4

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Thank you to everyone who helped with letters and emails to our School Board and presence at its meeting this past week.  Some will say that the Church should stay out of politics.  True.  However, when politicians delve into matters of morality, they ...

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PWCS Proposed Non-Discrimination Policy

PWCS Proposed Non-Discrimination Policy

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
On Wednesday, 9/7/16, the Prince William County School Board met to discuss and receive public input on its newly proposed “non-discrimination” policy that seeks to elevate “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to protected classes wit ...

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