St. Maria Goretti

St. Maria Goretti

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Thank you to everyone who made it out for our Eucharistic Procession last Sunday, Corpus Christi!  Thank you also to the many who helped coordinate the event. In addition, thank you to our 35+ parishioners – most of them teens – who spent th ...

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Corpus Christi 2019

Corpus Christi 2019

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
I believe it was about 10 years ago that I found myself in Rome on Corpus Christi (Body and Blood of Christ) – yes, you can roll your eyes at the verb, ‘found;’ how do you just ‘find’ yourself in Rome?!  Well, I was there leading a pilgri ...

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Created in His Image

Created in His Image

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
As we celebrate our patronal feast, the Most Holy Trinity, it is good for us to consider this fundamental truth of our Faith, the creation of the human race as a communion of love, and recent public events. God exists from all eternity as Father, Son ...

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Priesthood 2019

Priesthood 2019

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
This weekend is a joyful one in our diocese!  Yesterday, Bishop Burbidge ordained four men to the priesthood.  One of these men is our own Fr. Nicholas Blank whose family have been parishioners about 8 years.  Fr. Blank’s Mass of Thanks ...

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Modesty

Modesty

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Every year at the beginning of summer I attempt to ‘address’ the topic of modesty in a positive way.  Here, we go again! Everyone wants to be respected by others.  Modesty is key to respect as it guides how an individual portrays himself/h ...

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6th Sunday of Easter

6th Sunday of Easter

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
As we prepare for another young man from Holy Trinity to be ordained a priest, I thought it well to mention the following story again. The little Village of Lu, in northern Italy, is one of the Church's unique examples of spiritual motherhood for pri ...

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5th Sunday of Easter

5th Sunday of Easter

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Thank you to everyone who helped with and participated in our annual 5K to benefit TAPS.  In addition to helping a worthy cause – the survivors of military and first responders killed in duty, it is a very good opportunity to be with fellow paris ...

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Thanks to Jen Carmichael and Margi Loesel

Thanks to Jen Carmichael and Margi Loesel

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Congratulations to our second group of First Communicants who received Jesus in Holy Communion on Saturday, May 11.  May you always receive Holy Communion as if it were your first Holy Communion; your last Holy Communion; your only Holy Communion! ...

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3rd Sunday of Easter

3rd Sunday of Easter

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
This column is one of congratulations and thanksgiving! Congratulations to all who received sacraments of Baptism, First Holy Communion and Confirmation at the Easter Vigil.  A special congratulation should be given to those who became Catholic ...

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Notre Dame Fire

Notre Dame Fire

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
After the turn of the first millennium there were 80 cathedrals built in Europe between 1050-1350.  It was an incredible feat as townspeople used their talents to build tremendous churches for the worship of Almighty God.  The town of Chartres ...

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