The Rosary

The Rosary

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Saint John Paul II said his favorite prayer was the Rosary.  St. (Padre) Pio said the Rosary is the weapon!  October is dedicated as the month of Our Lady of the Rosary.  It is so named for the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, October 7th.  It takes ...

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Faith Alone

Faith Alone

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Thank you to those who took time to come out to hear our two speakers last weekend: -- Peter Howard on parenting -- Darrell Miller on living the Faith in the world – he converted to Catholicism while playing professional baseball in the Califor ...

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Feast of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Feast of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
August 22nd we celebrate the feast of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  Why do we speak of Mary as a queen?  Is there any rationale for her queenship in the Scriptures? Our Lord Jesus spoke often of heaven as a kingdom where He is king.  B ...

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Education and Truth

Education and Truth

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
We would be remiss if we did not thank one of our devoted office staff for her (almost) eleven years of dedication to Our Lord and His people at Holy Trinity.  I was told by Cathy Morrison not to mention her name so I won’t – at least after this sen ...

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Humanae Vitae 4

Humanae Vitae 4

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
As we continue our consideration of the landmark encyclical of Blessed Pope Paul VI, the question may arise: “If a couple is facing serious/grave circumstances – physical, economic, psychological or social – there seems to be no option to avoid pre ...

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Humanae Vitae 3

Humanae Vitae 3

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Thank you to everyone who coordinated our parish picnic last Sunday!  Particularly, thank you to members of our parish council and the Knights of Columbus.  I hope the picnic was an opportunity to spend time with fellow parishioners in a relaxed atmosp ...

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Humanae Vitae 2

Humanae Vitae 2

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
In writing Of Human Life (Humanae Vitae) Blessed Pope Paul VI recognized the various challenges posed in society at the time – and still are: fear of overpopulation, the place and dignity of woman in the family and society, and the “stupendous progre ...

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Independence – July 4

Independence – July 4

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
As our choir begins their summer break, a special thank you to them and Mr. Don Cotton, our choir director, for their many hours of song and praise at Masses throughout the year. Enjoy the summer! On July 4, 1776 56 members of the Congress in the Colo ...

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Priest Changes at Holy Trinity

Priest Changes at Holy Trinity

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
If you had the opportunity to take a look at our diocesan website or our diocesan newspaper, the Herald, you saw the various clergy changes in our diocese.  There are a few that affect Holy Trinity. Tewes has been placed on a medical leave. He will r ...

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5th Sunday of Easter

5th Sunday of Easter

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Congratulations to all of our young people who received their First Holy Communion the past three Saturdays!  May your belief in Jesus’ Real Presence in the Holy Eucharist and love for Him grow daily throughout your lives.  Thank you and congratulati ...

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