3rd Sunday of Advent 2017

3rd Sunday of Advent 2017

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Perhaps, a word or two of explanation re: the schedule for Christmas Eve.  As you may have noticed, there is no 4pm Mass on Christmas Eve.  There were a few considerations in making the decision to leave off the 4pm Vigil. How many families are go ...

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First Sunday of Advent 2017

First Sunday of Advent 2017

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
A belated thank you to everyone who took advantage of Fr. Riley’s time with us for our parish mission! Today, we begin our yearly preparation for the Birth of Jesus Christ, Our Savior!  Last year we had a whole four weeks.  This year we have only ...

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Luther Third of 10 Teachings

Luther Third of 10 Teachings

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
We hope everyone had a safe, joyful and holy Thanksgiving!  Let’s not forget that the word ‘Eucharist’ means ‘Thanksgiving’!  The Mass is the greatest Act of Thanksgiving that we can give to Our Lord.  The Spanish understood this truth when ...

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Luther Second of 10 Teachings

Luther Second of 10 Teachings

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Thank you to everyone who helped plan, coordinate and attend our Confirmation Retreat in Emmitsburg, Maryland.  Particularly, thank you to Mrs. Carmichael and Mrs. Cobos for their dedication. Thank you as well to our staff who helped the diocese spon ...

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Luther First of 10 Teachings

Luther First of 10 Teachings

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
500 years ago on October 31st a disgruntled Augustinian monk began his break with the Catholic Church.  Martin Luther was to begin a revolt that has had huge consequences in the last 500 years.  One in particular is that prior to 1517 there were only T ...

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St. John Paul II Hope & Joy

St. John Paul II Hope & Joy

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Thank you again to everyone who helped and came out for our Rosary Procession on the 100th anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun in Fatima, Portugal.  It was beautiful to hear 500+ people praying and singing hymns in honor of Our Lady! You may have n ...

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Fatima

Fatima

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
The night of October 12 and morning of October 13, 1917 saw a steady rain fall upon the area of Fatima, Portugal.  October 13, 1917 was the day Our Lady had promised a great miracle – mind you she told the children it would have been greater had the m ...

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Fatima and Martha Drennan

Fatima and Martha Drennan

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
This week we say ‘Thank you’ to Ms. Martha Drennan who has been our Adult Faith Formation and Liturgy Coordinator.  Martha has been dedicated in her duties over the course of the last six years at Holy Trinity.  We thank her for her many hours behi ...

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Back to School

Back to School

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
This week we welcome Mr. Paul Bevins as our new Youth Minister.  He comes with over fifteen years of experience in working with teens.  His experience includes having coordinated and run our diocesan Work Camp.  Paul is happily married.  He and his w ...

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Fatima – Aug 14-15

Fatima – Aug 14-15

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
The Administrator of Ourem, Santos, locked Lucia, Francisco and Jacinta in a room in his own house no August 13th.  As the clock struck Noon – the hour Our Lady was to have visited them – the children began to worry.  Francisco spoke, “Our Lady m ...

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