St. Dominic Savio and St. Benedict

St. Dominic Savio and St. Benedict

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
I have procrastinated in communication re: the Adoration Chapel’s future availability.  After a lengthy process of finding contractors to clean our HVAC in the Chapel, and other rooms, we have been able to identify a contractor to remediate mold.  Th ...

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Divine Mercy 2018

Divine Mercy 2018

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Congratulations to all who received sacraments of Baptism, First Holy Communion and Confirmation at the Easter Vigil.  A special congratulation should be given to those who became Catholic at the Easter Vigil.  May your fervor for Jesus, especially in ...

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Easter 2018

Easter 2018

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
HE IS RISEN!  ALLELUIA!  ALLELUIA! Easter is the crowning of Jesus’ victory over sin and death.  Jesus’ victory began on Holy Thursday evening at the Last Supper as He gave us Himself in the Holy Eucharist.  It is the same Jesus – albeit in ...

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Palm Sunday 2018

Palm Sunday 2018

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Thank you for the prayers for Fr. Tewes, please continue to pray for him while he is still in serious condition, he is stable at VCU hospital. Thank you to all of those who helped with or took advantage of the various Lenten prayer opportunities for p ...

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5th Sunday of Lent 2018

5th Sunday of Lent 2018

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
As we head into the homestretch of Lent – just one week from Holy Week – I hope everyone has been able ‘dust off the wings’ - as one of my former pastors used to say.  Lent is a season of Penance wherein we should receive the Sacrament of Penanc ...

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Transfiguration 2018

Transfiguration 2018

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Thank you to everyone who helped with and attended our Saturday Lenten Retreat for families.  It was a very good way to begin Lent. Also, thank you to everyone who took advantage of our parish mission by the Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist. ...

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Parish Mission 2018

Parish Mission 2018

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
This weekend we begin our parish mission.  You may be scratching your head wondering why we are having a parish mission so close to our last one – last November with Fr. Riley.  Well, often parish missions/retreats are done during Lent as a way of pr ...

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10th Anniversary of Our Church Dedication

10th Anniversary of Our Church Dedication

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
40 days after Christmas we celebrate in the Church year the Presentation of Jesus (and Mary) in the Temple.  The ritual of purification was part of Jewish practice 40 days after childbirth.  It is also the day in the Church year when there is a particu ...

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Christmas Thanks for 2017

Christmas Thanks for 2017

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
As we begin the new year of 2018 it is good to thank all those who had a part in a beautiful and memorable Christmas 2017 at Holy Trinity. Thank you to all involved in our music, particularly Mrs. Kathy Cumber, Mr. Jim Westerhouse, Mr. John Downes, ou ...

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Ode to Fr. Shelton

Ode to Fr. Shelton

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
As we enter upon another year in the year of Our Lord – Anno Domini, or A.D. – there is one individual who we should consider: Fr. Jim Shelton, our retired, resident priest.  He has lived at Holy Trinity since early 2011 after a number of years as a ...

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