Fear

Fear

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
At the Incarnation of the Son of God, there is a natural emotion that is addressed in the Gospels: Fear, the aversion to a perceived danger. The Archangel Gabriel appears to Zechariah and tells him, ‘Do not be afraid, for your prayer is heard, . . ...

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Isolation

Isolation

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
It is not good that the man should be alone (Gen. 2: 18) And, the Word became flesh and dwelt amongst us. (Jn 1: 14) Isolation is the condition that an individual is not in contact with other human beings.  It is an unnatural state for a huma ...

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Fr Jacques Philippe on Difficulties

Fr Jacques Philippe on Difficulties

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
We hope everyone has a holy, joyful and safe Thanksgiving.  Thanksgiving, though some may argue, is a national holiday to give thanks to Almighty God!  It was established by George Washington to be on Thursday, November 26, 1789.  Lincoln ...

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Fr Jacques Philippe on God’s Will (Interior Freedom)

Fr Jacques Philippe on God’s Will (Interior Freedom)

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
When uncertain about God’s will, it is very important that we tell ourselves: ‘Even if there are aspects of God’s will that escape me, there are always others that I know for sure and can invest in without any risk, knowing that this investment al ...

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Father McGivney

Father McGivney

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Last week was an eventful week for us in America!  Yes, there was an election – of which I do not know the outcome as I write this column.  What I know for sure is that we have another American Blessed!  Blessed Michael J. McGivney was ...

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Purgatory

Purgatory

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
The month of November is dedicated to the ‘Poor Souls’.  Sometimes people see Purgatory as something negative, but it is far from it.  It is a place of God’s mercy and justice that is alluded to in the Scriptures.  November is the m ...

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Halloween 2020

Halloween 2020

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
I hope all of our youngsters had an enjoyable and holy All Saints’ Eve!  One may ask, “What is All Saints’ Eve?”  “Father, don’t you mean ‘Halloween?’”  Yes, the two are one and the same.  Halloween takes its name f ...

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Voting 2020

Voting 2020

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
In just a few weeks, Americans will again have the opportunity to elect various government officials.  Our Founding Fathers were not perfect.  That said, when they founded this Democratic Republic, they established an incredible system wherein ...

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Saint John of the Cross

Saint John of the Cross

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
This weekend we welcome Fr. Vincent Bork who will be assigned here with us.  As I mentioned in a past blurb, he has been ordained 25 years for our diocese.  Previous to his ordination he obtained a doctorate in physics and taught at the colleg ...

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Welcome Fr. Bork

Welcome Fr. Bork

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
On October 15th we welcome Fr. Vince Bork as a parochial vicar at Holy Trinity.  It is a grace to have another priest at our parish – more sacraments to be offered, more opportunities for the Faith to be taught, etc. Fr. Bork has been a priest ...

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