Saturdays 5:00 pm
Sundays 8:30 am and 10:30 am
Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:30 am
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 9:00 am
The Year of Mercy has been a wonderful time in the church. For the past 10 months we have been reflecting this godly virtue. Our Lenten retreat with Fr. Paul English explored how each of us and Holy Trinity Parish as a whole can better witness to this most gracious of human interactions.
To mark the coming end of the Year of Mercy, we are planning a parish pilgrimage to Sacred Heart Cathedral and our entrance through the Holy Doors.
For centuries, pilgrimages to designated "Holy Places", shrines, cathedrals were concluded by a dramatic and sometimes emotional entrance through open doors at the site. This "passing through" symbolized our leaving the "old person" we have been, the one given to selfish and unkind behavior.
We literally enter a holy place. There we kneel in prayer and petition for grace needed to live a better life. There too the Church bestows to pilgrims special graces to leave the past behind and begin a renewed walk with Christ.
A Plenary Indulgence is given to any pilgrim who fulfills the following conditions; a. Attendance at mass and reception of Holy Communion, b. reception of Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession), either before attending mass or shortly after (within two weeks), c. while at the Holy Place prayers for the intention of the Holy Father (Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be).
A Plenary Indulgence is a special grace of God's Mercy, administered by the Church, to give total remission of guilt and punishment for sins committed. Think of your computer. It's like deleting "all your cookies". It's a total do-over! God's Mercy all around.
So join us for our caravan on Sunday, October 23 at 12:15 pm. We leave from Holy Trinity north parking lot and travel across the Bay Bridge to the Cathedral. ----- OR---- - drive yourself and meet us there (directions in church). Festivities end around 1:30 pm. at the cathedral. Join us!!
We are a Catholic faith community blessed with the joy of God’s love. Together we share this love with all who hunger for God’s presence in their lives. We follow Christ who taught us to find God by giving our lives in service to others and gathering to celebrate a Eucharist that welcomes everyone. Join us on this journey!