Reminder to Second Grade Parents

Parents of second graders are reminded of the parent meeting in preparation for your child to celebrate the sacrament of Reconciliation.  At least one parent should attend either Monday, September 15, from 9:00-10:30 AM OR Wednesday, September 17, from 6:30-8:00 PM.  Both meetings will be held in the Adult Formation Rooms. 


Blessing of the Child In the Womb
On the weekend of September 20 and 21, at the 5:00 PM, 8:30 AM and 11:00 AM Masses,
we will have a special Blessing of the Child in the Womb.  We invite you and other family
members to join us for this special blessing.


Baptismal Parenting Classes
Parents who will be having young children baptized in October are reminded of the first of our preparation
sessions this Tuesday, September 23, at 6:30 PM, in the Adult Formation Rooms.  Please let Therese know if you are in need of babysitting for older children (897-5207) or tcaruso@htparish.org .


Lectio Divina
Fr. Chris will be offering lectio divina on the Sunday readings after the 11 AM Mass each week, beginning this Sunday, September 21st, in the Adult Formation Room #3.


Liturgy Enrichment Series
Looking for a greater understanding of what goes on at Mass?  A Liturgy Enrichment Series, hosted by the Art & Environment Committee, is open to all parishioners.  We will be viewing the DVD series “A Biblical Walk through the Mass” by Edward Sri to gain a greater appreciation for the words and actions of the Mass.  The next session will meet Tuesday,  September 16, from 6:00-7:00 PM, in the Spiritual Life Center.  Bring your own sandwich.  A salad, dessert and drinks will be provided.  For more information or to sign up, contact Kathy Aschbacher (call 895-5634 or email kaschbacher@gmail.com).
Bible Study Opportunities
We have several opportunities to participate in Bible Study:
Wednesday Night Bible Study  will begin meeting September 24, from 7-8:30 PM, in the Spiritual Life Center.  This group will be studying the Little Rock Series on the Gospel of Mark – the Gospel we will be reading when
the new liturgical year begins in Advent.  Newcomers are welcome!  The cost to participate is $15 for the study set.
Thursday Morning Bible Study is invited to gather in the Spiritual Life Center this Thursday,
September 25, at 10:30 AM, to plan for this year’s study.  Bring your ideas!
Couples’ Bible Study - Looking for a way to bring meaning into your Saturday evening getaways and have fun?  Consider joining several other couples as we explore the deeper meaning of the Catholic Mass in the Ascension Press Study on the Biblical Basis of the Mass.  This is a great opportunity to understand and grow in our faith and enjoy great fellowship! We will meet 5 Saturdays from 7:00 to 9:00 PM, in the Spiritual Life Center, September 27, October 11, October 25, November 1, and November 8.  If interested, call or text 807-0785 or email kfehder@gmail.com . 
Saturday Morning Bible Study will begin an  8 week DVD series “Mary: A Biblical Walk with the Blessed Mother” on Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 8:00 AM-9:30 AM, in the Spiritual Life Center.  Presented by Edward Sri, this series is an extraordinary pilgrimage that reveals Mary's unique role in God's Kingdom and in our lives.  It is filmed on location in the Holy Land. Study binders are available for purchase but are not required.  Sign up early so that enough materials can be ordered ahead of time.  For more information or to sign up, contact Kathy Aschbacher (call 895-5634 or email kaschbacher@gmail.com).  All Are Welcomed!





Sign Up for Final Season for Why Catholic?

We will be taking sign ups this weekend and next after each of the Masses.  Visit the table, in the Gathering Space, for materials.  Small groups will begin meeting once a week for six weeks beginning in October. 

It is not necessary for you to have participated in past sessions in order to join a group. 

New this year is an online Why Catholic?  The online version will provide weekly readings and videos, as well as a discussion forum.  Those who would like to participate online can pick up detailed information about how to register from the table in the Gathering Space or by contacting Therese Carroll-Caruso at 897-5207 or tcaruso@htparish.org.


Baby Bottles Are Coming !!
After all of the masses during the weekend of October 4/5, baby bottles will be distributed as a fundraiser for the
Little Way Pregnancy Resource Center, a crisis pregnancy center that served 2200 clients in last year with pregnancy tests, peer-counseling, pro-life referrals and assistance with baby supplies. 
Please take a bottle home, fill it with a check, cash or silver coins, and return it to church on the weekend of October 25/26.  This is an excellent family project and provides an opportunity for each of us to demonstrate our respect for human life.
Thank you in advance for your generous participation.  Your contributions will benefit Little Way Pregnancy
Resource Center which helps women in crisis pregnancies.


Attention All Seniors

Holy Trinity Seniors—Men and Women - 55 and over!

Senior Series

Our senior series is starting in October and will focus on wellness.  Lunch will be at 11:30 AM, followed by presentations on stress-relief, exercise, financial well-being and legacy.  Join us for four weeks of speakers, music, movement and story-telling as we enjoy time together and move towards wellness.  Join us each Monday in October, starting October 6, in the Adult Formation Rooms.

Call the parish office (897-5207) by October 1st to reserve your seat!!

Senior Day at the Track October 30th

     Gates open at 11:30 AM-----First Race 12:40 PM-----Bus Transportation will be provided

     To make a reservation, please make a check ($30) to Holy Trinity Church.  Please put in the memo line: Churchill Downs. Deadline for reservations is October 13.

    Tickets are first come first serve!


Spiritual Reflection
Listed below are the questions that Fr. Chris mentioned in his homily this past week for your spiritual reflection.
1. What impact has the cross had in your life?  In the life of your family? How can the cross be promoted in a world which craves the thirst for power, pleasure, and wealth?
2. How would you advocate to the young people today the benefits of living a cross centered life?


Catechetical Sunday
The parish will celebrate Catechetical Sunday this weekend.  Those adults who have offered their services as GIFT catechists, religion teachers in our parish school, Children’s Liturgy of the Word leaders, Bible Study and Why Catholic? leaders, RCIA Team leaders and catechists for the adapted RCIA for children will be blessed and commissioned for their work in the upcoming year. All parishioners are invited to serve as prayer partners for these formational groups and their leaders. Sign up in the gathering space to “adopt” one of them as the beneficiary of your dedicated prayer. Responsibilities include praying for the chosen leader/group, sending an occasional note of affirmation, surprising the catechist/group as you feel moved.  Our efforts will be most effective if we’re all in this together!
Wow!!! You Did It Again!!!
The St Vincent DePaul truck was filled to the tailgate when we closed the doors Sunday afternoon, September 14.  What a generous outpouring of love for our neighbors who are less fortunate.  Many thanks to all who donated.
If you have furniture to donate, call 589-7837.  The  St Vincent DePaul Society will send a truck to pickup
items at your house.  If you have a television, it must be dropped off at the recycling center on Hubbards Lane
(open Tuesday thru Saturday).


Stewardship Giving

For parishioners interested in provinging Stewardship payments via electronic withdrawl, please visit our Stewardship Page to find our Automatic Giving Agreement OR download the same agreement below. 

Automatic Giving Agreement - Stewardship

Please fill out and submit this form to the parish office.  

If you have any questions, please contact Bruce Hines in the parish office: 502-897-5207.