End of School Collection Efforts

The school is reducing their waste and caring for our environment, as mentioned in the Pope’s encyclical on Laudato Si by recycling crayons, broken pens, mechanical pencils, sharpies and highlighters.  This collection is taking place in the school office from Monday, May 16 through Wednesday, May 25 to accommodate everyone’s last day.  As students clean out classrooms, they can donate items right away or take them home and parents can sort through items and bring them back on Wednesday.  Parents and parishioners can also bring items in from home that they want to recycle, as well.

See What Scouting is All About

Holy Trinity Cub Scout Pack 313 is recruiting boys in Kindergarten through 4th grade who want to have an adventure next year.  The scouts will be hiking, camping, and generally having fun this summer.  If your son would like to see what scouting is all about, please contact htcub313@yahoo.com to find out more about our upcoming events.

Upcoming Senior Events

Seniors' Ministry colorPlease join us on Thursday, May 26, in the multipurpose building, for our very own Father Mark.  This will begin at 11:30 AM.

Two Youth Ministry Adventures
Kings Island Trip—June 14
AND
Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari —July 20
The Holy Trinity Youth Ministry invites all students entering Grades 7-12 to join Youth from the Archdiocese of Louisville for some fun and fellowship for these events.
For King’s Island, the cost is $60 per person which includes:  Theme Park Ticket, Transportation via Coach Bus, water & snacks for the bus ride!  Three buses will leave St. Patrick’s parking lot at 8:00 AM and will return at 12:30 AM. 
For the Holiday World Trip, the cost is $55 per person which includes the Theme Park Ticket, Transportation on
a air conditioned Bus and one meal.  The bus will leave St. Albert’s at 8:30 AM and return at 11:00 PM. 
 
Permission/Medical Waivers are needed.  The deadline for both of these events is May 25 and seating is limited so turn in your waivers and fees ASAP!  Contact Hanna at hcrooks@htparish.org for the necessary forms.  Adult Chaperones are needed for both trips! For more information contact Hanna Crooks at hcrooks@htparish.org or (502) 438-9129.
Holy Trinity Men's Group

Men's MinistryVolunteers are needed to help the Men’s Group set-up and tear down the booths for this year’s Parish Festival.  The Festival will be held on Friday, June 3 and Saturday, June 4; however, a set-up crew is needed on Wednesday night, June 1.  We will gather in the back parking lot at 6:00 PM.  Likewise, a crew is needed immediately after the Festival has closed on Saturday night, June 4 at approximately 11:00 PM. This is our annual appeal to you to volunteer and join us in this fun and worthwhile effort.  “Many hands make light work.”  To volunteer, please email john_vidal@b-fc.om or (502.819.7659) with your interest before Monday, May 30th.  Without your help, this Festival simply can’t get off the ground (literally!)

Baptisms

Baptisms are usually held every other month at the Masses on a designated weekend.  The next baptisms are scheduled for June 11 and 12.  If you have an infant or child younger than 7 years of age for whom you would like to request baptism, please call Therese Carroll-Caruso at 502-897-5207 or email.  The parent preparation sessions will be held on Tuesdays, May 31 and June 7.  Further dates for baptismal weekends and parent preparation sessions will be set at the staff calendar planning day in June and will be posted to the parish website.

Calling Bakers Of All Ages!

Pat a cake, pat a cake hear our plea
Fill a plate as soon as can be!
Buy them or bake them, we don't mind
Whatever you send us will be so kind!

All our welcome at the cake decorating class!
When:  June 2, 2016 from 11:00-1:00
Where:  HT Cafeteria
Why:  Support the Parish Festival’s Cake Booth!!
 
Please bring one or more cakes that already have a coat of icing on them, and we will supply the decorating icing and tools.  No experience necessary.  Cakes can be dropped off in the art room starting on Thursday afternoon!!  RSVP to marcivandermeer@gmail.com   ASAP!

Click on this link to be taken to a YouTube video of Pope Francis announcing his prayer intention for this April. Click here for the May video.

Could the Year of Mercy be a moment of grace for your marriage?

For a variety of reasons, Catholic couples sometimes choose to wed in a setting other than the Catholic Form (“within the Church”).  Yet, deep within, every Catholic understands the grace of a sacrament adds depth and meaningfulness to human commitments.  If you would be interested in knowing more about what is involved in addressing these circumstances, please contact Mary Jean Gandolfo or Therese Carroll-Caruso at 897-5207.

Summer Festival

The Festival Committee is planning a wonderful event for our parish.  Please join us on Friday, June 3, from 6:00 until 11:00 PM, and on Saturday, June 4, from 5:00 until 11:00 PM.  As always, volunteers are needed.  If you are interested, please contact Gary Benningfield (email glbenn@msn.com or call 376-8210).  We are looking for volunteers to co-chair or chair a booth for one or both nights and volunteers to work a booth!

Prospective New Parishioner Registration

For those interested in becoming members of Holy Trinity, please plan on attending a prospective new parishioner meeting following the 11:00 AM Mass, in the Adult Formation Room.  You will receive your registration packet at an informative one-hour meeting.  Childcare is available upon request. The next meeting will be June 5.  Please sign up by calling the parish office (897-5207) so that we can prepare enough packets.

School Advisory Council Nominations for 2016-2017

The SAC, formerly known as the School Board, has redefined its role to better reflect the reality of its actions and purpose.  To that end, the revised stated purpose of the SAC shall be to involve parents and parishioners, actively and creatively, in the education and formation of Holy Trinity’s children.  SAC shall cooperate and collaborate with the Holy Trinity Parish community regarding the operation of HTPS as directed by the Holy Trinity Parish School’s administrators and/or pastor. 

Once the four new members are selected, they will serve for three years and will be expected to attend monthly meetings and serve on at least one Committee.   Members may also be asked to serve on committees to help with specific long-range planning and/or accreditation procedures—none of which will likely increase the need to attend more than one meeting a month.

Please contact Kendra Newman if you are interested in joining the SAC or for additional information at Kendra.Newman@ggp.com.

Vacation Bible School is fast approaching!

This year’s theme is Joseph: From Prison to Palace.  The Old Testament story of Joseph and his brothers is a perfect fit with our celebration of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy.  Adult and youth helpers are necessary to a safe and well organized week.  If you would like to offer your services to VBS during the week of June 13-17 from 9:00 AM until noon each day, please contact Nanette Vale at 327-7519 or Therese Carroll-Caruso at 897-5207.

 

Give Drink to the Thirsty

One of the Corporal Works of Mercy is Give drink to the thirsty.  The recent earthquake in Ecuador has left many people without safe drinking water.  You can help provide clean water to them through the local non-profit organization Water with Blessings.  If you would like to sponsor the purchase of water filtration systems ($30 each), contact Sister Larraine Lauter at 356-9281.  Sr. Larraine is also seeking volunteers to help put the filtration kits together, especially on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday afternoons.  Please call Sr. Larraine, if you wish to volunteer.

Year of Mercy: Those Who are Suffering from Illness or Disabilities

Year of MercyDuring this Year of Mercy, Pope Francis has established a special Jubilee observance for the sick and those with disabilities on June 10-12.  In the Scriptures, we witness Jesus healing the sick, restoring sight to the blind, and reaching out to those with difficulties.  Following His example, we as disciples seek to reach out and become messengers of healing for those who are suffering, both physically and emotionally.  In speaking to those who have illness or disabilities during a visit to the Little House of Divine Providence in Turin, Pope Francis inspires our efforts: “Dear brothers and sisters who are sick, you are precious members of the Church; you are the flesh of Christ Crucified, who we have the honor to touch and to serve with love.” (Vatican Radio, June 21, 2015).  As we practice the corporal work of mercy involved in visiting persons who are ill and persons with disabilities, we should also remember caregivers who help the sick and disabled every day.