Peace be with you!!
- What a beautiful Sacrament weekend we have just experienced!
Bishop Hanchon invoked the Holy Spirit unto 20 kids and 2 adults and they were Sealed with the Gifts of the Holy Spirit at the 4:00 p.m. Mass on March 25th, 2017. How amazing to think that all the wonderful Saints they chose as their Confirmation name were present with us as well! We pray that they go forward and do great works for the Lord with these gifts!! God bless them and keep them close always! (We really enjoyed Bishop Hanchon playing his ukulele and singing “This little light of mine….I’m going to let it shine”!) And we pray that the newly confirmed do let their lights shine for Jesus!
Two little ones were baptized at the 9:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday, March 26th, 2017. Elijah Geeck and Morgan Prevost! While this adds a little time to the Mass it is such a blessing to see these youngsters baptized and celebrate with their families! They have become members of Christ Church and our family as well! We welcome them joyfully and patiently accept the extra time it takes!
- Lent is flying by and it is time to reflect on how we have grown closer to Jesus during this time and what is there still to do?? The RCIA catechumens are “scrutinizing” their path to Jesus and what needs to be done yet to turn their hearts completely toward Him before coming into the church at the Easter Vigil! Please keep Kathy Hastings, Michael Schneider and Amanda Graham in your prayers!
We need to ask ourselves the same question!
- Our Religious Formation families enjoyed Nicky Gumbels Alpha video on “Why and How should I pray” this past Wednesday night and then we ALL prayed the Way of the Cross for Children in the church!
The Way of the Cross is such a beautiful Lenten prayer and tradition. If you haven’t participated in one yet it is being prayed Wednesday at 5:30 at St. Stephen and Friday at 12:15 at St. Joseph church! It only takes ½ hour to remember the 14 Stations (stopping places) of Jesus on his way to his crucifixion and death! Jesus understands our sufferings!!
- The kids will be off on spring break next week. We pray that they have safe travels if they are going away and a relaxing time to rejuvenate for Holy Week!!
They will not be attending classes during Holy Week but instead going to the Triduum services of Holy Thursday @ 7:00 p.m. St. Stephen church, Good Friday services: Stations of the Cross @ 1:00 p.m. followed by Sacred Music at 2:00 p.m. and then Good Friday Passion of the Lord at 3:00 p.m.
We may even get some to attend the Easter Vigil happening Saturday April 15th at 9:00 p.m. at St. Stephen. Everyone should experience it at least once!! Darkness and then light! Wonderful Readings! New adult members baptized, confirmed and receiving the Eucharist! It is a great way for us to revel in our own Catholic Christian faith!! I hope to see you there!
Karen Clor – DRE Holy Trinity Parish
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Monday 9 a.m. Mass at St. Joseph, Tuesday 9 a.m. Mass at St. Stephen, Wednesday 9 a.m. Mass at St. Joseph
Wednesday Stations of the Cross 5:30 p.m. at St. Stephen
No daily Mass on Thursday or Friday.
Holy Thursday: April 13, 2017
at St. Stephen Church (325 32nd St, Port Huron)
Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7:00 p.m.
followed by Eucharistic Adoration until Midnight
Good Friday: April 14, 2017
at St. Joseph Church (1331 7th St, Port Huron)
Stations of the Cross at 1:00 p.m.
Sacred Music at 2:00 p.m.
Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion at 3:00 p.m.
Tenebrae at 9:00 p.m. at St. Stephen Church (325 32nd St, Port Huron)
Holy Saturday: April 15, 2017
at St. Stephen Church (325 32nd St, Port Huron)
Blessing of the Easter Baskets at Noon
Easter Vigil at 9:00 p.m.
Easter Sunday: April 16, 2017
7:30 a.m. Mass at St. Joseph Church
9:00 a.m. Mass at St. Stephen Church
11:00 a.m. Mass at St. Joseph Church
Food Baskets will be distributed on Tuesday April 11th, 2017. To accomplish this we rely on much needed help from all of our parishioners. This also is a good opportunity for any student wanting to obtain service points.
Starting Monday April 10th, 2017
From: 6-7:30p.m. (approx.) sort all donated food and pack food boxes in the gym at St. Stephen’s site.
Tuesday April 11th, 2017
From: 10a.m. until 12p.m. deliver donated hams to the gym at St. Stephens’s site
12noon to 2p.m. distribute food baskets (We help the recipients take their food baskets to their cars and always can use some help with this process.)
If you are interested in helping please just show up and we will put you to work.
Any questions please call Barbara Brown at 810-385-6736.
Thanks to all of you who help make this project such a success.
May 2, 2017 5:30—8:30 PM St. Mary’s, Royal Oak
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HOLY TRINITY PARISH, PORT HURON MICHIGAN
March 25, 2017
Alicia Archibald St. Joan of Arc
Sandra Johnson St. Augustine
Zachary Allen St. Blaise
Kaitlin Archibald St. Teresa of Calcutta
Kristin Archibald St. Luke the Evangelist
Arnold Bouverette St. Juan Diego
Nicholas Collins St. John of God
Jordan Dams St. Kateri Tekakwitha
Jadyn Dewan-Smith St. Michael the Archangel
Rachael Farr St. Elizabeth of Portugal
Daniel Ferguson St. Hubert
Avery Forro St. Damien of Molokai
Christina Green St. Brigid
Zachary Johnson St. Joseph
Peter Karl St. Patrick
Taylor Murawski St. Emma of Lesum
Mallory Nowiski St. Elizabeth of Hungary
Abigail Pionk St. Vitus
Julia Ritchie St. Gianna Beretta Molla
Paige Setzer St. Anne
Kacey Szczepkowski St. Francis of Assisi
Darian Thomas St. Eligius
By: Sr. Gloria
We have previously mentioned the plight of our Dominican Sisters in Iraq. Several of them have studied with us in Adrian, and worked in some of our missions in Detroit and elsewhere. Thus we know them personally and feel an ongoing concern.
The 14th anniversary of the US-led invasion of Iraq occurred on this last Sunday, March 19. The Iraqi Dominican Sisters were forced to leave their convents, their work and their city. They have been living as refugees in ‘safer’ parts of the country. Sr. Luma Khudler, of those Iraqi sisters, was recently asked to read the following reflection at the Mission Congress in Rome. This reflection first appeared before Christmas.
(We received this, just the other day, from our Motherhouse in Adrian, with the request: “We invite you to ponder this message and what questions and responses we hold with our Iraqi Dominican family.” These questions can also help us think of other refugees that are so much in the news today, in our world. We can’t ignore their plight when we watch and read the news. As we think of these struggles, may our hearts and our prayers expand!)
Christmas Message From Heaven.
“As we approach Christmas day to celebrate the birth of our Lord, many of us join the shepherds with our questions and concerns:
Shall we stay where we are? Shall we leave the country?
Shall we stay in this country? Is ISIS still there on the Plain of Nineveh?
Is ISIS out of Iraq? Shall we restore our houses and churches?
If we return, shall we be safe?
If we stay, what will happen to our homes on the Plain of Nineveh?
“With all of these questions, God in His mercy looks upon us and sends His angels to announce the Good News confirming that:
If we return, He will be there for us.
If we stay, He stays with us.
If we leave the country, He will guide our steps.
If we stay, He will open our eyes to see signs of His love amongst all this destruction.
If ISIS is still here, He will send His angels to protect us.
If ISIS is out of here, He will give us courage to start again.
If we start restoring, He will send His messengers to give a hand.
If we worry about safety, He is trustworthy….and He will never let us down.
If we do not find answers to all our questions, He will give us peace in our hearts to sing with the angels: Glory be to God in the highest, and peace be to His people on earth.”
On Sunday, March 19, 2017 the Times Herald wrote a feature article on the opioid crisis in our county. The article mentions that one important step to recovery is a safe place to transition to after inpatient treatment. These homes are referred to as “recovery houses”. There are numerous recovery houses in our parish boundaries for both men and women and they are serviced by Holy Trinity St. Vincent de Paul. Many clients have withdrawn from family and friends while using drugs and reach rock bottom before seeking help. Therefore they often come to the recovery house with little more than the clothes on their backs. SVdP helps with basic hygiene necessities as well as food and clothing vouchers. SVdP also provides bus passes to assist in seeking employment and for transportation to work before they receive a paycheck. One other service offered is help obtaining valid ID because they cannot be employed without it. We in SVdP view these clients as our brothers and sisters in Christ worthy of our help and support as they transition back into society as productive citizens. We want you to know that the men and women we service sincerely appreciate the help they receive. We ask you to include these clients in your prayers and to continue your generous support of Holy Trinity SVdP.