Parish News and Upcoming Events

CYO Basketball

CYOCatholic Youth Organization (CYO) is an athletic program for our young people to grow in both their faith and athletic abilities. CYO Participants, both youth and adult, model Christian values and virtues!

We would love to have you stop in and watch a game. You will find us in Murphy Hall on most Saturdays and Sundays through February 18th. Watch this space for schedules!

Sunday, January 21
1:00 pm. Grade 7/8 Boys
2:30 pm. V Boys
4:00 pm. V Boys

Saturday, January 28
1:00 pm Grade 3/4 Boys
2:30 pm Grade 5/6 Boys
4:00 pm Grade 5/6 Boys


Adoration: January 22

150The U.S. Bishops have declared January 22 the anniversary of Roe/Wade. A day of pray for legal protection of unborn children. Here at Holy Trinity we will have adoration all day long following the 9 am. mass.

A sign up sheet will be in the Gathering Space after Mass.


Holy Trinity Youth Group: Pasta Dinner

150Save the date: January 27.

The HT Youth Group will be hosting its annual Pasta Dinner on Saturday, January 27th from 5 to 7 pm. in Murphy Hall.

COST:
Adults – $8.00
Children between 4-12 – $4.00
Children 3 and under are FREE

Desserts will be available for purchase along with gift baskets and cake raffle tickets. All proceeds will go towards Youth Group activities and events. We hope to see you there!

You may purchase advanced tickets after all Masses on January 13/14 and January 20/21 and also in the Parish Office. Tickets will be available at the door. Take out is also offered.

Baked Goods and Raffle Baskets Needed!

Donations of baked goods for sale and gift baskets for raffle are needed for the HT Youth Group’s annual Pasta Dinner on Saturday, January 27th. Proceeds will help fund youth activities throughout the year.

If you are able to help by donating baked goods or a gift basket, please contact Helen Sleeman 265-1616, ext. 337 or sign up in the Gathering Space before January 21st. Thank you in advance for your support!


Grow Your Faith

Grow Your FaithA series of talks to enrich your experience of the Eucharist

Sunday, January 28th (Part 1) 2-3 pm.
and February 18 (Part 2) 2-3 pm.

Fr. Joseph Hart, PHD and Pastor of Our Lady Queen of Peace in Brighton, will take us on a whirlwind journey of the history of the Eucharist (AKA. The Mass). We will travel from the Upper Room in Jerusalem, down through the middle ages to the present form of Mass celebrated since the Second Vatican Council. We will hear of the debates and fascinating problems that have been a part of this 2,000 year history.

Please join us in Church from 2-3 pm. Childcare is available for children 3-up.


Mardi Gras Bash

Mardi GrasFebruary 10, 2018
5:15 pm | Murphy Hall | 21 and over
$15 Singles | $25 Couple
Food and Entertainment provided

See Welcome Desk or Church office for tickets

Event pdf


New Prayer Shawl Ministry

Prayer Shawl MinistryWhat is a prayer shawl? A prayer shawl is a hand knit or crocheted shawl that is created with prayerful hands for those with a serious illness. Prayers are said for the recipient, while it’s being made for healing, comfort, recovery and peace.

If you know how to knit or crochet and would like to join this special ministry that will meet in the evenings twice a month, please contact Dawn Waver at 216-2022. Dawn has a few shawls and lap blankets already crocheted if you or a loved one is in need of one.


Cemetery Driveway Closed

CemeteryPlease be advised that the cemetery will be closed until further notice. It will only be plowed for burials. Please do not attempt to drive or plow the road. It is imperative that you heed these guidelines for insurance and safety requirements. Thank you for your cooperation.


Reminder: 150th Book – Gift Idea

150The Diocese of Rochester is celebrating their Sesquicentennial this year and have available for sale Memorial Books which trace the history of the Diocese of Rochester over the past 150 years.

This book is a beautiful pictorial history of our life here in Western New York. Every parish (most especially Holy Trinity!!!) is shown in full color with our own unique story in print.

You may purchase one for $25.00, and they are available in the Gathering Space and the Parish Office. Take a few minutes and see this once in a lifetime book. It makes a great gift.


RCIA ~ Searching For Answers?

RCIADo you ever ask yourself …

What am I looking for in life?
How can I be a better person?
How can I come to know God’s love?
How can I know the right path God has in store for me?

If you are asking these questions, or questions like them, RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) may have the answers you are looking for. RCIA is designed for adults who are open to discerning their personal experience of faith and to learning more about the Catholic Church. We meet on Sunday, at noon, in the Marion Room in the lower level of the church. We hope you will join us on this journey!

Please contact Mary Kramer (mvkramer75@gmail.com or 585-943-0372) if you have questions or would like more information.

Change of Phone Numbers

telephoneIf you are/have volunteered for various ministries and your phone number has changed in the last few years, please call the Parish Office to update your registration.

One of our ministries, the Martha Committee, is finding it difficult to call people because their numbers have changed. We would appreciate your updates. Thank You!


Prayer for Vocations

St. PetersHeavenly 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

Thinking about Priesthood?
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.


Communion: Mass

CommunionIf 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'sSt. 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.

Other Departments:

  • 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.


Legion of Mary

Legion of MaryLegion 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.

For more information, contact Roger Ellender at 455-0876.

Eucharistic Holy Hour

AdorationPope 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!

cansPlease 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!


Communion Song

Video MinistryMany 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.