Knights of Columbus Fruit Sale
The Rev. Paul J Cuddy Assembly, Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus, are conducting their annual fruit sale fundraiser. We’re offering boxes of navel oranges, grapefruit, and mixed oranges and grapefruit this year.
- 10 pound box is only $20
- 20 pound box for only $30
- 40 pound box for $40
Proceeds go toward our charities, including the Veterans Outreach Center, our seminarians, and other charitable causes in our community.
To order your fruit, please email your name, address, phone, and order quantity to email@example.com or you may call Bob @585-313-0435 NO LATER THAN October 25th. There will also be forms in the Parish Office. We’ll contact you in the week ahead to arrange pick-up and payment. Fruit pick-up will be the weekend of November 18 from 12:00-2:00 pm. at Holy Trinity Church.
Called to Serve
Save the Date!!
Information and Ministry Sign-up Day
Please join us on October 21 and 22 after Mass in Murphy Hall. If you want more information regarding Holy Trinity’s many ministries, volunteer opportunities, or you haven’t registered in the Parish or Faith Formation, this is a great time for you to take a few minutes to come and see us.
On Saturday evening we will offer pizza and refreshments. Sunday we will have our coffee hour with donuts and other goodies. Meet the many folks who give their time, talent and treasure to Holy Trinity. Fr. Tim and the Parish Staff will be available to answer any questions.
Ministers: If you need tri-fold boards for your display we have them available in the Parish Office.
We are asking for 3 gift baskets to be raffled off after each of the masses. Please call Pam in the Parish Office if you can help. Thanks so much!!!!
“Coats for Kids”
Since 2006, the Knights of Columbus organization in the Unit- ed States and Canada has been bringing a little warmth to children in need during the cold winter months, through the “Coats for Kids” Program.
In the past 5 years, Webster K of C, Trinity Council #4618, has joined in this effort. Through generous donations we have been able to purchase 648 winter coats for distribution, through many charitable organizations, to children of need throughout Monroe and Wayne Counties.
Once again Trinity Council is kicking off our 6th Annual Fund Drive during the month of October to support this wonderful program. Each coat is purchased new at a cost of $18.35. If you can help please make check payable to Knights of Columbus #4618 and send it to:
“Coats for Kids”
J. Steward Coon, Chairman
230 Champion Ave. Webster, NY
Thank you and may God bless you for your support.
Church of Annunciation: 100th Anniversary
Church of the Annunciation will celebrate its 100th anniversary on Saturday, November 11th at 4:15 pm. with a Mass and banquet. If you would like to attend, reservation forms are located at our Welcome Desk. Deadline is October 31st.
Holy Land Pilgrimage
Join us on an adventure of a lifetime-pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Dr. Marcellino D’Ambrosio (known as “Dr. Italy” on Catholic radio and TV, Catholic Bible scholar, historian, and New York Times best-selling author) will be your guide. The trip departs December 27, 2017 and returns on January 6, 2018. You will visit Jerusalem, Jericho, the Sea of Galilee, Cana, and Carmel, walking in the footsteps of Christ.
Prayer, music and daily liturgy with Deacon Matt Coriale assisting, promises to be a fascinating journey into a deeper life in Christ and about the Bible. Contact www.gohlyland.info, or call Cyndi to reserve your seat at 214-882-7262.
Music Ministry Opportunities for Children (Grades 2-6)
The Children’s Christmas Eve Mass will be Sunday, December 24th at 4 pm. It would be highly recommended for children to attend at least 3 out of 6 rehearsals if they’d like to participate in the choir.
- Rehearsals will take place on Saturday’s at 3:30 – 4:15 pm., December 2, 9, and 16.
- Rehearsals will also take place on Wednesday’s from 5:30 – 6:15 pm., December 6, 13, and 20.
Registration is now open.
CYO basketball helps youth learn about teamwork and Christian values while playing basketball.
Rosary Month for October
The month of October is the month of the Rosary. Our Lady repeatedly has told us that peace will come only through a return to God through prayer, especially the prayer of the rosary. Our country and world is in desperate need of peace at this time.
The Lighthouse Media Kiosk, located in the Gathering Space, is featuring a CD on the Rosary during this month of October. Please visit our kiosk and pick one up and begin praying the Rosary for peace in the world and peace in our families.
Our Lady says that the rosary renews hearts and changes people, and when people change, society will change.
We are again offering Tuesday afternoon Confessions, from 4:30 – 5:30 pm. You may continue to receive this sacrament on Saturday from 4:00-4:45 pm.
Come and experience the healing power of the Sacrament of Penance.
RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) began on Sunday, October 15 following the 10:30 Mass in the Marian Room. Sessions will continue on each ensuing Sunday and end just after Easter.
RCIA is a program that prepares people seeking full communion with the Catholic Church. Each week a different topic on Catholic doctrine, teaching, tradition, faith and living is pre- sented. Everyone is welcome to attend any or all sessions. RCIA is meant to educate a person, not to compel someone to become a Catholic. We respect all faiths, and offer the RCIA as an opportunity for people to learn about the Catholic faith and decide for themselves if this is the right path for them. RCIA is also a good review for those already-baptized Catholics.
Caregivers: Support Group
The Health Ministry of Holy Trinity is considering adding a new resource for our (special) parishioners who are caring for a family member who is physically and/or developmentally challenged. Unlike support groups that are diagnosis and age-specific, this group would unite fellow parishioners facing similar problems that cause them to walk the same path.
As Christian caregivers we would come together to share ideas, thoughts, feelings and problems in complete confidence.
A trained leader would guide the group, provide resource ideas and help point us in the right direction for any additional assistance.
We would welcome another trained leader to help.
Prayer for Vocations
Heavenly Father, bless your church with an abundance of holy and zealous priests, deacons, brothers and sisters.
Give those you have called to the married state and those you have chosen to live as single persons in the world, the special graces that their lives require. Form us all in the likeness of your Son so that in Him, with Him, and through Him we may love you more deeply and serve you more faithfully, always and everywhere. With Mary we ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
“I would like to ask you: have you sometimes heard the Lord’s voice, in a desire, in a worry, did he invite you to follow him more closely? Ask Jesus what he wants of you and be brave! Be brave! Ask him this!”
-Pope Francis, St. Peter’s Square, April, 2013
Please visit www.ROCPriest.org
Our Marian Shrine
Some time ago a parishioner asked about the story regarding the Marian Shrine, which graces our complex in the east parking lot.
Whether viewed in daylight or moonlight, the outdoor shrine at the north end of the east parking lot creates an aura of peacefulness. It was appropriate that the 1987 dedication of the Holy Trinity Shrine to Our Lady of Fatima occurred on October 7 (The Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary) during an evening candlelight ceremony.
The triangular shaped shrine is 13 feet high and clearly visible from Ridge Road/Route 404 or Rt. 104 express- way. The 5 foot tall statue of Our Lady of Fatima is made of fiberglass, and is surrounded by mosaic panels. Its base is faced with fieldstones, which were individually contributed by parish families. Benches flank the shrine, providing an area for meditation or relaxation. Landscaping was added to enhance the location.
Financial and service contributions made the project possible. Deacon Leo Kester, design engineer was the driving force for this shrine. Deacon Leo died in 2010. Trinitarian mosaics were made by Pike Stained Glass Studios of Rochester. The foundation, “A” frame and lighting were accomplished by parishioners. The stone mason, parishioner, Arturo Centi, donated his time on the masonry work.
Parishioner, Tom Neugebauer, maintains his time and talent keeping the landscape beautiful. We will be making repairs on Our Lady this coming year.
If you know of someone who needs to receive the Most Precious Body and Blood of Jesus, and is unable to come forward during communion time, please contact an usher upon your arrival at Mass. We will alert a Eucharistic Minister so they will be able to administer the special sacrament.
St. Ann’s at Cherry Ridge ~ Volunteers are Needed
St. Ann’s Community at Cherry Ridge is looking for volunteers to help our staff and residents in various ways. Listed below are some ways volunteers may be able to help us:
For Pastoral Care:
- Trained ministers of communion and/or lectors for the Eucharist (Saturdays (4:00 pm.) and Sundays (11:15 am).
- Trained ministers of communion to take the Eucharist and provide a friendly visit in assisted living during the week.
- Transporters to help take residents in wheel chairs in skilled nursing to and from Mass on Sunday mornings in our Cherry Ridge Chapel.
- Transporters to help get residents to activities
- Friendly visiting one-on-one or small groups
- Arts and Crafts, assist with outings, manicures, transport residents to our beauty shops on campus.
- Special events, concerts, parties, sharing talents such as knitting/crocheting, singing, music.
If you can help, please call: Sr. Gert Erb, RSM @697-6718 or Judy DeLucia @697-6727.
Photos on Display Near Parish Office
New pictures have been placed outside the parish office. Please stop by and take a look at them. Some of the pictures are from very recent history.
You will also see a portion of a letter written by Fr. Leo Welch to his mother and father on the occasion of three anniversaries that were celebrated in June 1936. Fr. Welch was the first priest ordained from Holy Trinity. What Fr. Welch wrote about the generosity of the people of Holy Trinity in 1936 is still true today.
Legion of Mary
Legion of Mary is an association of Catholic men and women under the leadership of our Blessed Mother. The Legion’s work consists of the Spiritual Works of Mercy, and sometimes visits the home-bound and nursing homes, assistance at funerals, and any other assignment given by our Pastor.
The Legion also uses a Prayer Chain dedicated to those with special needs. The Legion of Mary meets on Tuesdays, from 9:30 – 10:30 am. in the Marian Room.
Eucharistic Holy Hour
Pope Francis asks us to reflect on the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy in this Jubilee year.
One of the Spiritual Works of Mercy is: Pray for the living and the dead, which we do at every Mass. Many parishioners are not aware that there is another opportunity for quiet time with Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament – every Thursday evening, 7:00 to 8:00 pm.
This Holy Hour has 30 minutes of silent prayer as well as hymns, group prayer and The Chaplet of Mercy before the Blessed Sacrament enthroned on the Altar. We invite all to come every Thursday evening from 7:00 – 8:00 pm. We only cancel if the weather gets too bad. Our Lord will reward you!
CALLING ALL BOTTLES AND CANS!
Please consider donating your refundable bottles and cans to support Holy Trinity Youth Ministry. There are two large bins to drop donations at Holy Trinity. One is at the entrance at the back circle and the other at the east entrance. You may also drop donations at Can Kings at 1183 Bay Rd. Let them know it is for Holy Trinity Youth Group. Thank you!
Many of you have requested the song that is sung while our sacramental ministers are receiving communion.
Here are the words to “The Holy One is Here”
Be still for the presence of the Lord; the Holy One is here.
Come bow before Him now with reverence and fear.
In Him no sin is found,
We stand on holy ground,
Be still for the presence of the Lord; the Holy One is here.