To Reverence Creation

By: Sr. Gloria

We tend to forget: In the 13th century, the Dominican mystic Meister Eckhart said, “Creation is an overflowing of God’s spirit.”

In the 21st century, the Dominican Sister Patricia Siemen wrote, “If God is embedded in the natural world, then all creation is sacred. Nature can no longer be treated as a thing or property that we humans have a right to dominate and exploit. We need to be in right relationship and balance.”

Perhaps you have heard Rachel Carson’s strong statement: “The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and the realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction.”

Then there is the insight of Llewellyn Vaughan Lee: “The world is not a problem to be solved. It is a living being to which we belong.”

On Earth Day, the cartoon MUTTS had the two dogs reflecting as a flock of birds flew by: “Every day is earth day.” The response was: “Yesh!”

Jump to the Dalai Lama: “The planet does not need more successful people. The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers and lovers of all kinds.”

Switch to the Benedictine Sr. Joan Chittister: “God did not create the world in a day and neither should we. But we do create what it will become every day of our lives. You are a mustard seed. Don’t forget it. Anywhere.”

Let’s consider something which the spiritual writer Richard Rohr shares: “Find the mysticism of the present moment.” “Prayer is sitting in the silence until it silences us, choosing gratitude until we are grateful and praising God, until we ourselves are an act of praise.”

Find a time to pray…..

League of Catholic Women

Make your reservation to attend the League of Catholic Women luncheon on Wednesday, May 11th, 2016 at The Voyageur in St. Clair. Father Ben Luedtke, a very sought-after speaker, spiritual director and confessor who has been a missionary priest on 3 continents, will be our guest. The menu will feature a choice of Roast Pork or Stuffed Sole, salad, Potatoes Anna, rolls, beverage and dessert at a cost of $16. Please send your reservations to Helen Casper 3924 Tamarack Drive, Port Huron, 48060 or call 810-941-8613 by May 8th.

Parish Council Openings

council graphicWe will select four new Parish Pastoral Council members on Holy Trinity Sunday, May 22, 2016. Parish Pastoral Council terms are three years.
We will also select two alternates. Alternates serve a one-year term (or the length of the term of the person they replace). If you would like to submit your name for selection, or nominate someone you think would be interested, please complete and return the form below.
Candidates must be registered, active members of the parish.

Parish Council Nomination Form
Return to the Parish Office or drop in the
Collection no later than May 15th, 2016

Name: ____________________________

Phone: ____________________________

Nominated by: ____________________________

Pampered Chef Party! Just in time for Mother’s Day!

The Michigan Catholic Choir is hosting an online Pampered Chef Party. Would you please take a minute to view the online brochure and considering making a purchase? All proceeds will help The Choir with the purchase of vestments and sheet music. To access the online site, visit… https://pamperedchef.com/go/micatholicchoir If you have any questions, please call on consultant, Rex at 810-444-1373. Thanks for your continued support!

IHM Golf Outing 2016

golf clubsIHM Sisters’ Royal Blue Classic Golf Outing
Monday, June 20, 2016
Fox Hills Golf & Banquet Center, Plymouth, MI
All proceeds benefit IHM Ministries.
Visit www.ihmsisters.org for more information
or call IHM Development Office
at 734-240-9860.

Welcome to the Catholic Faith

Baptism headerBaptized by Deacon John Connors
on April 24, 2016

Chelsey Margaret Ellis
child of James & Laurie (Wilds) Ellis

You have been Baptized in the waters of Christ….. Praise to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, AMEN.

Mercy In Action Service Day 2016

Catholic Charities LogoSave the Date and Sign Up for Mercy in Action Service Day!
Saturday, October 1, 2016

In this Year of Mercy, Pope Francis encourages us to serve people who need help. We are the hands, feet, and heart needed to lift burdens from another. Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan (CCSEM) is collaborating with parishes, schools, and others to coordinate a regional Day of Service on October 1 to help those in need through local service projects like helping those in need with chores and tidying up around the house, stocking food pantries, cleaning up neighborhood parks, and other efforts. Learn more about service projects in your area and register to help! Get involved by calling Joyce Hyttinen at 248-537-3304 or email: gro.m1462457440escc@1462457440jneni1462457440ttyh1462457440.

“It is absolutely essential for the Church and for the credibility of her message that she herself live and testify to mercy.” Mercy is “the beating heart of the Gospel.” To live mercy, we must rediscover both the spiritual works of mercy (counsel the doubtful, instruct the ignorant, admonish sinners, comfort the afflicted, forgive offences, bear patiently those who do us ill, and pray for the living and the dead), and the corporal works of mercy (feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, clothe the naked, welcome the stranger, heal the sick, visit the imprisoned, and bury the dead).” – Pope Francis

Unleashing the Gospel: Vigil of Pentecost

Unleash the Gospel logoArchbishop Allen Vigneron has been encouraging all Catholics in the Archdiocese of Detroit to embrace the power of the Holy Spirit and join in new and creative ways to unleash the Gospel in our lives and in our families. Thousands of Catholics from across the Archdiocese already have experienced and taken part in a renewal of their faith through experiences like Come, Encounter Christ! retreats or a pilgrimage to the Holy Door of Mercy at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament. Next weekend, you have another chance to experience this new movement of the Holy Spirit in our local Church. Come to the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament for the Pentecost Vigil at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 14. What better way to celebrate the birth of the Catholic Church than by celebrating the Holy Eucharist with Archbishop Vigneron and making a pilgrimage through the Holy Door of Mercy?
Visit www.aod.org/unleash to learn more.

Roses to Support Right to Life 2016

roseThis Mother’s Day St. Clair County Right to Life will be providing beautiful fabric roses for you to honor the special mother in your life. Our Holy Trinity Middle and High School Youth will have them available after every Mass for whatever donation you choose to give. All donations will go directly to support pro-life work in St. Clair County. We have a beautiful selection of colors, so drop by and choose a rose to honor a mother on Mother’s Day! Mothers are the original pro-life workers!

A Minute with Synod 16

Synod 2016 logo

Did you know that you have a role in Synod ’16? A Synod is an occasion for a select group of people from throughout the local Church to advise the Archbishop on an important matter of the faith. Synod ’16 will help Archbishop Vigneron lead the diocese in the efforts of evangelization. But when the Synod members from the Archdiocese of Detroit gather in the fall, they will be privy to input from tens of thousands of Catholics from our parishes. This input will come from the Parish Dialogue Gatherings. Many parishes are hosting these gatherings, and Catholics are welcome to attend any gathering that is open to the faithful. So if you haven’t already, share your thoughts at a Parish Dialogue Gathering at your parish or in your area. Visit www.aod.org/synod for more details and a listing of gatherings.

Parish Dialogue gathering to be held at Holy Trinity Parish on Sunday, June 12, 2016 from 3-6pm.