Remember when I told you about Sam's boy heaven?
The father of Coach Dan Vander Woude, Tom, a founding member of my parish, was killed in a tragic accident yesterday saving his 20 year old son's life.
It is a terrible and unexpected loss for the family and the community. In our on home, the news has impacted my son greatly. Mr. Vander Woude, in one way or another, trained every single altar boy in our parish. His was a life well lived.
Our prayers are with the entire family as they deal with this great sadness.
Please keep his son Joseph in prayer as he recovers from the accident.
Eternal rest grant unto Him, O Lord.