celebrate two feasts of Our Lady this week – December 9th, the
Immaculate Conception (normally December 8th, but Sunday of Advent
takes precedence) and December 12th, Our Lady of Guadalupe – it
would be good for us to consider the words Our La ...
Incarnation of the Son of God as man in the womb of Mary AND His Birth is the
central point of history – A.D.: Anno Domini, or ‘Year of the Lord’ – we begin
a new Church year every Advent – culminating in Christmas. In the midst o ...
Parish was established by Bishop Loverde in the summer of 2001. Fr. Fran Peffley was the founding pastor with
a few hundred families. The staff of
Holy Trinity was quite small at that time.
One person on the staff was our ...
Thank you to everyone who participated in our ‘Trunk or Treat’ as well as our ‘Voices from the Grave’ to usher in All Saints’ Day and the month of the souls in Purgatory.
The month of November is dedicated to the ‘Poor Souls’. Som ...
‘O God, be merciful to me a sinner.’ (A prayer everyone can
Such are the words of the sinful tax collector in Our Lord’s
parable from last week’s Gospel. He is
shown mercy by God because he recognizes his sinfulness; his need for ...
following quote is taken from St. John Vianney.
It is appropriate on Priesthood Sunday.
If we had not the Sacrament of Orders, we should not have Our Lord.
Who placed him there, in that tabernacle? It was the priest.
Who was it that r ...
Some things to consider . . .
The Virginia Catholic Conference has again given us a
helpful guide re: key issues in this year’s elections. It is good to recall that voting is a
choice. Is it a good choice? Is a candidate worthy of ...
Errant: An erroneous conception of sacramental ordination, postulating worship ministers of either sex to perform even shamanic rituals:
Answer: “The will of the Church finds its ultimate motivation in the link between
celibacy and sacred ordinatio ...
Last week’s Padre’s Corner began a discussion of
certain truths of the Catholic Faith that are confused and even contradicted in
the ‘working document’ of the Amazon Synod of Bishops that will occur in Rome
next month. Again, neither a wor ...
There has been much discussion on the upcoming ‘Amazon Synod’. A Synod is when a group of bishops gather to discuss certain doctrinal/moral issues. They then give the Pope a summary of their discussions – perhaps, even advice. The Amazon Syn ...