G.I.F.T. Registration

GIFT registrations will be taken after the Masses this weekend.  GIFT is the Religious Education Program offered for students in grades 1-8 who attend public schools, private or Christian academies.  Meetings are held on Sunday mornings from 9:45 AM —10:45 AM.  You can find the registration form, calendar, and policies online at the parish website also.  Questions?  Call Therese Carroll-Caruso or Renae Riley in the Religious Education Office (897-5207).

 

G.I.F.T Catechists & Co-catechists Needed

Our GIFT program is seeking catechists and co-catechists.  Learn more about the commitment by contacting Therese Carroll-Caruso (897-5207 or tcarusco@htparish.org).  Training, resources, and support are promised.  The catechists are meeting this Wednesday, August 27, at 6:30 PM, in the Spiritual Life Center if you’d like to come and see what is involved.

 

Archdiocesan Workshop on Marriage in the Church
What elements are essential to marriage in the eyes
of the Church?  If your marriage did not follow the prescribed form for a Catholic marriage (e.g. you
married civilly or in another Christian denomination without benefit of a dispensation, etc), what can be done so the Church can celebrate marriage with you?  What is the “so-called” annulment process and under what conditions must a Catholic seek an annulment in order to marry validly in the Church?  Dr. Pat Norris of the Metropolitan Tribunal (the Archdiocesan agency that resolves questions of justice, especially in regard to marriage, according to the laws and teaching of the Catholic Church) will be present at Holy Trinity to address these questions on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 from 7-8:30 P.M., in the Adult Formation Room. 
 
Any interested persons are welcome to attend. This evening would be especially helpful to those considering marriage, those who married outside of the Church but would like to explore ways to have their marriage recognized by the Catholic Church, those who are divorced and have already remarried or hope to marry in the future and who wonder what their status in the Church is.

 

New CLOW Leaders' Training
New volunteer leaders for Children’s Liturgy of the Word (CLOW) are reminded of our training this Thursday evening, August 28, at 6:00 P.M., in the Council Room.  You may want to park in the area normally reserved for handicapped parking since there will be a school event at 6:30 P.M.

 

Holy Trinity Women's Club Event
Join us for the next Holy Trinity Women’s Club event on September 4.  Father Mark Spalding and Father Chris Lubecke will dialogue with us about “Women, Catholic Faith and Today’s World” What does it mean to be a Catholic Women in Today’s World? We will reflect on Catholicism against the landscape of modern society, and particularly through the lens of a modern day woman.  We will gather at 7:00 PM, in the AFR’s.  RSVPs are appreciated so that we can send you reading material to complement our discussion. RSVP to lindleydanaw@gmail.com or 526-3460 or find our event page on Facebook.

 

Men's Group Annual Steak Dinner
Mark your calendar and make plans to join us on Wednesday evening, August 27, from 6:30 – 8:30 PM for our annual Men’s Group “Sizzlin’ Steak Dinner.”  We’ll be servin’ up a complete steak dinner along with some lively conversation and men's social hour. We welcome Fr. Chris Lubecke as our special guest speaker.  Fr. Chris will speak about his personal faith journey and the transformative powers of becoming a priest.  Appetizers and beverages will be offered along with a full steak dinner.
 
New Members and non-members alike are welcomed to attend!  Volunteers are always needed to help
prepare the feast.  (A $10 contribution is greatly appreciated to cover the cost of the dinner.)  Please RSVP to John Vidal (email john_vidal@b-f.com or call 819-7659), before Sunday, August 24, to reserve your seat and allow for enough food to be ordered.

 

 
 

 

Lectio Divina
 
Fr. Chris would like to offer lectio divina (a way to reflect on and pray with the Scripture) on the Sunday readings at one of the following times beginning September 20/21: following the Saturday evening Mass, OR the Sunday 11 AM Mass, OR the Sunday 6:30 PM Mass.  If you would be interested in participating, please email your preference of day and time to Therese at tcaruso@htparish.org  The spot with the majority of requests will be scheduled.  Thank you, Fr. Chris, for this opportunity to be shaped more deeply by the Word of God!

 

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. They meet every 3rd Saturday, from 8:00 AM until 10:00 AM, in the Spiritual Life Center.  The next meeting will be on Saturday, September 6, 2014.  Please join us. Contact: Deacon Walt Jones (245-6051).
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
Do you know anyone who might be interested in becoming Catholic?  Please extend an invitation to them to consider exploring Catholic faith and life through our RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) process.   A new process will begin in September.  Interested persons can call Therese Carroll-Caruso (897-5207 or email her at tcaruso@htparish.org)  to inquire further.   See the article entitled “It Takes a Parish to Raise a New Catholic! posted on our parish website for ways you can support candidates in our RCIA process.

 

 

Why Catholic?
Why Catholic? begins its final season this Fall.  This year Why Catholic? will focus on the moral and social teaching of the Catholic Church and will help you “walk the talk” as a Catholic Christian.  Watch the bulletin for more specifics about Why Catholic?, and remember, it is not necessary for you to have participated in past sessions in order to join a group. Small groups will begin meeting once a week for six weeks beginning in October.
 
Be open to God’s invitation.

 

It Takes a Parish-Full Article

Please follow the link below to read the complete article that was referenced in this week's bulletin.

It Takes a Parish to Raise a New Catholic!

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.