Fr. Tewes Funeral

Fr. Tewes Funeral

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Thank you to everyone who attended and helped with the Funeral Mass for Fr. Tewes that was held here on Tuesday, August 27th.  In particular, thank you to all of our bakers who provided cookies for the Vigil reception as well as Funeral Mass recept ...

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Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Recent days mark the anniversaries of the deaths of two very different public women.  August 31, 1997 Princess Diana of England was killed in a car crash.  If you remember, the news media gave her death and funeral unparalleled coverage; a mod ...

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Fr Eddy Tewes

Fr Eddy Tewes

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Thank you again to our many volunteers who helped with the parish picnic this past weekend!  Whether with prep, set-up, organizing games, serving/cooking food and clean-up, Thank You!  Though the day was very warm, it was good to see a few hun ...

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Fr. Pierre-Jean De Smet

Fr. Pierre-Jean De Smet

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
As I write this column on the Memorial of St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuits, perhaps it would be well to consider a tremendous Jesuit missionary in the United States.  His name was Fr. Pierre-Jean De Smet, S.J.  A Belgian by birth ...

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Mary Magdalene

Mary Magdalene

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
The Blessed Virgin Mary has many solemnities, feasts and memorials throughout the Church year.  Do you know the only other woman in the Church calendar who has a feast day in her honor?  We might guess one of the women mentioned in Eucharistic ...

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VBS 2019

VBS 2019

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Thank you to everyone who helped make our Vacation Bible School (VBS) such a joy-filled success!  It was terrific to have the youngsters here all week.  By ‘youngsters,’ I also mean our middle school and teens who helped our adults in so m ...

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Declaration of Truths

Declaration of Truths

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
At various times of history the Church has been characterized as a ship sailing amidst a stormy sea – similar to the Apostles on the stormy Sea of Galilee wherein Our Lord calms the seas.  The last twenty years or so have definitely been stormy f ...

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Humanae Vitae

Humanae Vitae

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
TO ALL OF OUR MARRIED COUPLES:  If you were given a marriage strengthening tool that boasted an international divorce rate of less than 5%, would you be interested?  I would think that every married couple would want to know what it is! Wha ...

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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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