I’m Not Worthy

LIFE lines from Lucy

We are entering year 2 of the Catholic Bible College of Michigan, and there is not enough column space to tell you how much I have learned just from half of the Old Testament. What I have learned is this, Adam and Eve failed to follow God’s command. Noah got off the ark and got so drunk, they thought he was dead. (Read what his kids did next, talk about soap opera!) Abraham pawned his wife off twice to the Pharaoh, David seduced the neighbors wife then sent her husband to the front line of battle where he was killed. Peter denied Christ three times, Thomas doubted, Mary Mandolin had her share of problems and John was a hermit who secluded himself in the dessert. None of which seemed worthy, yet God made them worthy. It’s easy to say “I’m not worthy”, it’s a great excuse except when you try and use it with God. Not being worthy is what God wants. What are you not worthy of? You can’t read in public, you are shy and don’t like to talk to people? The Eucharist…… I’m not worthy to pass it out to others. God would say, “GO!!!!” Come join us next Saturday, September 12th as we make you worthy of your God given call. St Stephen Church from 9:30AM- 3:30PM. There are many behind the scenes ministries that could use your help. Sacristans set up the vessels for Mass, Ushers and Greeters…… Please give Denise a call at the office to RSVP 810-984-2689.

Keep movin’ in the Spirit……

Faith Formation News – August 23, 2015

Peace be with you!

In the Gospel of Mark Chapter 6 verses 30 & 31 Jesus asks his disciples to “rest a little”… The apostles returned to Jesus and reported to him all that they had done and what they had taught. He said to them “Come by yourselves to an out-of-the-way place and rest a little”.

We at Holy Trinity Faith Formation hope that you have been able to rest a while with the Lord this summer!

But really shouldn’t our goal be to rest with the Lord each day at least for a bit? Do we take the time to slow down our activities and our minds and turn our thoughts to Jesus? Offering Adoration and Thanks and then praying for the grace to follow Him each day! Does this seem to get harder with the constant movement and busyness of today’s culture?

The Faith Formation Commission at Holy Trinity thinks that “Resting in the Lord” is a good theme to base our classes on this year.

Our Faith formation classes will begin again on September 16th. The schedules have been sent to the registered families.

If you have not yet registered, now is the time! Please call my office and join us on Wednesday evenings for grades Kindergarten through Confirmation!

We also offer “Stepping Up to Jesus” classes for any child who may not have started their faith formation classes yet or have missed some years since their last involvement! All are welcome!

Our monthly Family Formation (Adults and children) Nights (on hiatus due to Christ Life) will return once again and we are excited to offer our “Adoring Jesus” program this year!

So mark your calendars! September 16th will be here before you know it! We are looking forward to seeing and working with our families as we “Rest in the Lord” once again on Wednesday evenings! J

God’s peace!!
Karen Clor – Director of Religious Education/Holy Trinity Parish
moc.o1519054665ohay@1519054665erneh1519054665petst1519054665s1519054665 – 810-985-9069

Catholic Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel is having a pilgrimage to the Holy Land November 9 – 18, 2015.
Daily Mass at the Holy Sights. Visit Jerusalem , Nazareth , Galilee, Bethlehem, the Dead Sea and more! Includes 3 Meals Daily. Air from Detroit . $3,649.00. For a flyer of more info call Cathie or Mike Milano at 1-800-773-2660.

Eucharistic Ministry at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital

From Fr. Brian:

Now that the tabernacle has been removed from the chapel in the hospital, our parish is going to help support the Eucharistic Ministry of the hospital by providing the Holy Eucharist to the volunteers. Of course, the hospital could always use more volunteers. If you would like to get involved as a volunteer at the hospital as a Eucharistic Minister, you can contact Rosemary Hunger, Senior Services Coordinator/Coordinator of Volunteers at St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron at (810) 987-1035.

ChristLife Summer Retreat

Back From the Deep
(Retreat Experience)

Saturday, August 22
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
followed by the 4:00pm Mass

Prayer & Praise
Reflection & Teaching

Please consider joining us,
even if you have not attended ChristLife.

All are welcome! Who will you invite?

Because this free event includes lunch
Please call the church office at
810-984-2689 to register.

Youth Minister Opportunity

Holy Trinity Parish is currently seeking a Youth Minister. Some of the responsibilities of this part-time position would include planning and offering monthly youth group meetings, participating in Blue Water Vicariate and Archdiocese of Detroit youth ministry events, organizing community service opportunities for the parish youth, and promoting spiritual formation opportunities for the parish youth (retreats, etc.). If you are interested in learning more about this ministry, please contact me at (810) 984-2689. Please pray that God brings us the right person to coordinate this extremely important ministry in our parish.

Fr. Brian

Protecting God’s Children

All parish volunteers are required to attend a free workshop titled: Protecting God’s Children

Hosted by the Office of Safe Environments from the Archdiocese of Detroit. (Your CSA funds at work).

Several are being offered in the area!

July 11, 2015 @ St Mary Queen of Creation/New Baltimore
9:00 a.m. until Noon (Light breakfast will be served @ 8:30).

August 11, 2015 @ St Edward On The Lake/Lakeport
6 p.m. until 9 p.m.

September 12, 2015 @ Holy Cross/Marine City
8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.

You can register online by going to aodonline.org and clicking on the Safe Environment tab (or clicking here).

Vacation Bible School Volunteer Meeting

Please come on Tuesday, June 9 at 6 p.m. to St. Stephen gym. Pizza and salad will be served!

We will need volunteers to help with our Vacation Bible School. Our theme will be “PLAYING FOR GOD’S TEAM!” Vacation Bible School will be the mornings of July 13 – 17, 9 a.m. to noon.

Adults and kids in 6th grade and above are welcomed as “helpers”! You can volunteer as little or as much as you want!

On this evening 6/9/15 we will discuss where the best “fit” for you will be, whether it is in the group bible session, games, food or wherever else we need helping hands!

We need artsy people who will help to transform the gym into “Savior Stadium” and several classrooms into “Dugouts.”

We’ll need teen helpers to “practice” with our teams: THE ANGELS, THE BRAVES and THE PADRES in our outdoor activities!

We’ll need middle & high school kids to play the parts of our SAINTS FOR THE DAY and put on skits: This is your chance to be actors/actresses!!

We will need kitchen helpers! What’s a ball game without Nacho’s, Popcorn, Peanuts, Hot Dogs, and drinks etc.!!

Can’t make the meeting? Call Karen Clor: 810-985-9069.

Help Earthquake Victims in Nepal

The Archdiocese of Detroit is collecting funds for disaster relief in Nepal, following the April 25 earthquake. Funds collected will go to Catholic Relief Services (CRS), which is working with partner Caritas Nepal. The organizations plan to support 10,000 families with emergency shelter, blankets, water treatment kits and hygiene kits.

Online donations are being taken at the Archdiocese of Detroit Web site, www.aod.org/crs Parishes may be collecting donations, and checks also may be sent directly to the archdiocese. Please make them payable to “Archdiocese of Detroit” and indicate “CRS Relief” in the lower left memo line.
Address to: Archdiocese of Detroit, CRS Nepal Earthquake Relief (3rd floor), 12 State Street, Detroit, MI 48226.