Socialism Part 1

Socialism Part 1

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
In recent weeks we have heard a bit more conversation on socialism.  In simple terms, socialism is a social doctrine where there is centralized ownership and control of goods.  Private property is limited as often are related rights – educat ...

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Saint Valentine

Saint Valentine

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Thank you to all of our couples who came out for Renewal of Marriage Vows Mass on St. Valentine’s Day!  It was a terrific turnout.  Holy Trinity is blessed with so many families.  At the Mass our couples ranged from less than two years ...

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What is a consecrated vocation?

What is a consecrated vocation?

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
What is a consecrated vocation?  Is it for the societal inept?  Why aren’t there more priests and sisters?  How are vocations to the consecrated life fostered? The essence of a consecrated vocation is similar to that of a married voc ...

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March for Life 2019

March for Life 2019

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
If my memory serves me correctly – which is a dangerous statement – I failed to thank all who remembered us priests at Christmastime.  Thank you for your many prayers and gifts – especially the sweets that have produced the need for more exer ...

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March for Life

March for Life

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Again, we clergy hope that your new year has begun in a holy and joyful manner!  How are those New Year’s resolutions going?! Over the last week I have been reminded that we have hit the flu and cold season.  As we have done in the past, ...

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Epiphany 2019

Epiphany 2019

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 ...

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Holy Family 2018

Holy Family 2018

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
The happiest home was a single room house of a family of three who lived in modest poverty.  They were the happiest family because their focus was on Jesus Christ.  THE Happy Family is The Holy Family of Nazareth – Jesus, Mary and Joseph.&nb ...

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Meditation on Mary and Joseph

Meditation on Mary and Joseph

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
I hope everyone has had a good beginning to Advent! As we prepare to celebrate the Birth of our Saviour, it may be good to apply some of our discussions on meditation. St. Francis often used physical images to help him ponder Our Lord’s Life.  I ...

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Benedictine Meditation & Spirituality

Benedictine Meditation & Spirituality

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
As we have been discussing meditation, we begin to look at the different types of meditation in the Catholic Church.  Often, religious orders will have similar, yet distinct types of meditation based upon each one’s spirituality.  It is very benefici ...

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Meditation

Meditation

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
I had promised to write about Christian Meditation in lieu of the various confused meditative practices out there – I still haven’t written on yoga – Hindu devotional to Hindu gods which are nothing more than demons - and the various new age energy ...

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