Lenten Services
Ash Wednesday
Ashes will be distributed on Ash Wednesday, February 10, 2016, at the following mass times:  8:30 AM, 12:00 Noon, and 6:30 PM.
 
Mass Schedule
Please note that there will be a Communion Service on Friday, February 12, at 8:15 AM.
 
Reconciliation During Lent
Father Mark and Father Nick will be hearing confessions on Wednesday evenings, from 6:30 until 8:00 PM, in the Church.
Confessions, as normal, will also be heard on Saturdays at 4:00 PM.  Come celebrate the Sacrament of God’s mercy!
 
Stations of the Cross
Please join us for the Stations of the Cross during Lent.  We have a new book for this year called Praying the Stations of Mercy with Pope Francis.  The Friday dates are February 19, 26 and March 4, 11 and 18, starting at 5:00 PM in the Church.
Directives For Lent
I.  Days of Penance in the United States
—Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of abstinence from meat and also days of fast: that is, limited to a single full meal.
—The other Fridays of Lent are days of abstinence from meat.
—The Fridays of the year outside Lent remain days of
penance, but each individual may substitute for the traditional abstinence from meat some other practice of voluntary self-denial or personal penance; this may be physical mortification or temperance or acts of religion, charity or Christian witness.
 
II.  Those Bound to Fast and Abstain
—All those who are 14 years old are bound by the law of
abstinence throughout their lifetime.  The law of fast binds all who are 18 years old until they begin their 60th year.
Pope's Monthly Prayer Intention

Click on this link to be taken to a YouTube video of Pope Francis announcing his prayer intention for this month. 

Calling all Young adults (Ages 18 and 30)

Young Adults between the ages of 18 and 30 are invited to a gathering in the Youth Center, between 7:00 and 8:30 PM, on Thursday, February 18.  Come get to know other young adults in the parish and discuss the direction that our Young Adult Ministry will take.  RSVP to Hanna Crooks hcrooks@htparish.org).

Lenten Fish Fries

Fish FryThe Boosters are having Friday Fish Fries again, during Lent.  The dates are February 19, and 26; and March 4, 11, and 18, from 5:30 –8:00 PM, in the cafeteria.  Join us for Fish,  Fun and Fellowship!

 

Senior Series Enrichment Program

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Our annual Senior Series has begun!  This series will include lunch, (donations are accepted) and speakers.  The topic for Thursday, February 11th is Self-Hypnosis for Personal Development and Healing.  Ms. Arlene Carr will share some simple strategies for bringing more calm and less stress into our daily living activities.  Make sure that you don’t miss this session.  All sessions begin at 11:30 AM and are in the Adult Formation Rooms.

The topic for this Thursday, February 18th is “All About Thomas Merton”.  Mr. Mark Meade, Assistant Director of the Merton Center at Bellarmine University, will give us insights into Thomas Merton, the man….You don’t want to miss this session.  This session begins at 11:30 AM, in the Adult Formation Rooms.
 
The following Thursday, February 25, the Seniors will be going to the Frazier Museum to view the Thomas Merton Exhibit with lunch at Boomer’s Café, (which is across the street from the Museum).  We are taking reservations now.  The cost is $12, in advance, plus cost of lunch.  We will gather at Holy Trinity at 10:15 AM and will return @ 2:15 PM.
February Year of Mercy

Year of MercyMercy is an essential component of healthy relationships, and mercy and reconciliation are tools given to us to heal those relationships when we sin and when we are sinned against. Broken relationships within families are especially painful. In order to move forward, we seek not to forget the past, but to be reconciled to it and to one another and to bear wrongs patiently. During this Year of Mercy, let us seek to cultivate the habits and virtues of prayer, fruitful dialogue, gratitude, forgiveness, and serenity of heart so that we can begin to heal relationships in need of reconciliation. And remember, your parish is here to help. Pope Francis reminds us of the importance of mercy to a joyful life in the document introducing the Year of Mercy (Misericordiae Vultus): “To let go of anger, wrath, violence, and revenge is a necessary condition to joyful living….Above all let us listen to the words of Jesus who made mercy an ideal of life and a criterion for the credibility of our faith: ‘Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy (9).’”

Spring Retreat
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Best Lent Ever
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Dynamic Catholic’s Best Lent Ever is based on the book Rediscover Jesus this Lent 2016.  Sign up to receive free daily emails with inspirational videos from Matthew Kelly and the Dynamic Catholic team.  Follow along in your book as they take you through the 40 short chapters of Rediscover Jesus  (the book we gave away at Christmas) during the 40 days of Lent.   

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 February 14.  Please sign up by calling the parish office (897-5207) so that we can prepare enough packets.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation Presentation

“After hearing Fr. Scott talk about the Sacrament of Reconciliation, my negative attitude toward it totally changed,” said a participant about Fr. Scott Woods’ talk on this sacrament.  Join us on Monday, February 22, at 6:30 PM, for a dinner and presentation by Fr. Scott Woods of the Diocese of Toledo.  He will discuss Pope Francis’ call to all Catholics to participate in the Sacrament of Reconciliation during this Year of Mercy and experience its power to bring grace, peace, and mercy to our lives.   This free event will be held in the multipurpose building, and babysitting is available.  Please RSVP to Betsy Stanis by Monday, February 15 at bstanis@htparish.org or 502-897-5207.

Communion Minister Formation

The Communion Minister Formation is a two-session program for those who will be new Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion and for those who have never attended Archdiocesan formation.  The program fulfills the training portion of the canonical mandate (5-year) required for this ministry.  The Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion Formation will be offered on Monday evenings, February 22 & 29; 7:00-9:00 PM at St. Margaret Mary, 7813 Shelbyville Rd, Louisville KY  40222.

Men of Faith

This group of men was formed to discuss topics on living in today’s world, while staying true to the Gospel Message  and our Catholic Faith.  The next meeting will be on Saturday, February 20, 2016, at 8:00 AM, in the Spiritual Life Center.  Please join us.        Questions: call Deacon Walt Jones (599-5741).

24 Hours for the Lord

Eucharistic AdorationPope Francis says his favorite part of the day is the hour he spends praying before the Blessed Sacrament.  He has asked parishes all over the world to offer 24 Hours for the Lord – a period of 24 hours devoted to Eucharistic Adoration to run from 4:00 PM on March 4 through 4:00 PM on March 5.  Holy Trinity will be participating and is seeking volunteers for one of the hours.  Please see the sign-up form in the gathering space.  If this is a devotion with which you are not familiar, an explanation of Eucharistic Adoration is available near the sign-up sheet.

Annual Archdiocese of Louisville Catholic Men's Conference

Men of Holy Trinity, the annual Archdiocese of Louisville Catholic Men’s Conference is going to be held on Saturday, March 5th, from 8:00 AM until 1:00 PM, at St. Michael’s. Please pick up information on the conference, after Mass, in the Gathering Space or go to http://cmclouisville.net.