Year of Mercy

Year of Mercy

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Pope Francis announced an extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy for the world on December 8, 2015. How can we benefit by this Jubilee Year? How can we bring Our Lord’s Mercy to others this year? Mercy is the removal of what causes suffering. If a doct ...

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Pro-Life Sunday

Pro-Life Sunday

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Perhaps there are some in our parish who remember President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s words to the nation on December 8, 1941. Following the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 in which roughly 2,400 Americans died, FDR stated it was “ ...

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Historicity and Authenticity of the New Testament III

Historicity and Authenticity of the New Testament III

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
This coming week Pope Francis will be in town – sounds as if this happens regularly! I hope many of you are able to get into DC to catch a glimpse of the Vicar of Christ and Successor of St. Peter! On Wednesday, 9/23 the Holy Father will canonize Bless ...

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Teaching Our Lord’s Truths

Teaching Our Lord’s Truths

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
We hope everyone has had an enjoyable, restful and holy summer! Ah, the joy of going back to school!!! (I’m not quite sure I remembered it quite that way, at least in the younger years!) We hope the school year goes well for everyone. Growing up in ...

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Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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. Before ...

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March for Life 2015

March for Life 2015

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
There were three very interesting groups represented at the March for Life this year – there are many pro-life groups, but just highlighting a few: Silent No More which consists of men and women who speak out publicly of their regret and experience of ...

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Pro-Life Sunday

Pro-Life Sunday

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Thank you to all who were involved in one way or another in the March for Life last Wednesday. We had three buses go – and our Kentucky visitors took an additional two buses! Thank you to everyone who braved the elements to stand up for the little ones ...

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This is My Beloved Son

This is My Beloved Son

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
“This is My Beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” These are the words of God the Father at the Baptism of Jesus. They can and should be applied to each of us. It is a tremendous daily meditation. “This is My Beloved son/daughter, in whom I ...

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New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
We hope everyone’s New Year has begun well! Often times at the beginning of year people make New Year’s resolutions.  It is a helpful process to make resolutions.  Successful people normally make resolutions and set goals.  They may not reach t ...

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Epiphany of Our Lord

Epiphany of Our Lord

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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