St. Catherine of Siena

St. Catherine of Siena

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Congratulations to all our youngsters who received their First Holy Communion this weekend; to your parents and families!  Thank you to all of our teachers and staff, particularly Mrs. Carmichael and Mrs. Cobos, who helped to prepare them. There are ...

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Easter 2017

Easter 2017

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
“Peace be with you.”  Then He said to Thomas, “Put your finger here, and see my hands; and put out your hand, and place it in my side; do not be faithless, but believing.”  Thomas answered Him, “My Lord and My God!” Such are the words of ...

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Holy Week 2017

Holy Week 2017

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Thank you to everyone who came out for our 5K and Fun Run last Saturday, April 1st.  Thank you especially to our volunteers and coordinators who made the morning enjoyable and orderly.  We raised roughly three thousand dollars for TAPS. Today we beg ...

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Pope John Paul II’s Funeral

Pope John Paul II’s Funeral

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
This weekend twelve years ago was truly incredible as the world witnessed an event unparalleled in history.  The secular media even recognized the uniqueness of the Pope’s funeral.  There was not only the largest crowd in the history of the world – ...

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Fr. Jacques Philippe

Fr. Jacques Philippe

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
How often do we project our fears on the future?  How often do we worry about a future scenario?  The following quote may help.  It is taken from Interior Freedom by Fr. Jacques Philippe: “To be free of the burden of the future, and the past, we ...

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3rd Sunday of Lent

3rd Sunday of Lent

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
As we continue our pilgrimage through Lent all of us should take some time to ‘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 Penance at least once. Why? Confes ...

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Saint Joseph

Saint Joseph

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Each month of the year has a different focus.  March is dedicated to the Patron and Protector of the Holy Family and the Church, St. Joseph.  His feast day is March 19th, though it will be Monday, March 20th this year. Who is this incredible man tha ...

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Stations of the Cross 2017

Stations of the Cross 2017

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
As we begin our yearly 40 day pilgrimage to Our Lord’s Passion, Death and Resurrection, it would be good to highlight a particular prayer that has been part of the Church’s liturgy going back to the 13th century: Stations of the Cross. Lent is a t ...

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NINEVEH 90

NINEVEH 90

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
This coming Wednesday we begin our second season of Penance, Lent – Advent is the first.  This Lent and Easter Seasons will occur as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Blessed Virgin Mary’s apparitions to the three children in Fatima, Portuga ...

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St. Valentine’s Day

St. Valentine’s Day

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
This past Tuesday was February 14th, St. Valentine’s Day.  It reminds me of three beautiful words: Pitchers-Catchers-Report.  Spring Training for Major League Baseball!  Actually, I hope no husband included those words in a Valentine’s card to his ...

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