The League of Catholic Women – Myrtle Beach Trip

The League of Catholic Women are excited to announce a Myrtle Beach Show Trip and Charleston, South Carolina. 7 days and 6 nights September 10-16, 2017 for $685 per person/double occupancy. Trip includes 6 breakfasts and 4 dinners, 3 evenings of shows: Legends in Concert, Caroline Opry, and Alabama Theatre, plus a morning of Cirque Extreme and a visit to Broadway at the Beach. For information and reservations contact: Judy & John Anter at 810-987-3059.

No Fish Fry Lent 2017

Please Note:

The Our Lady of Guadalupe Executive Committee has decided NOT to have a fish fry for Lent of 2017.

Cardinal Mooney Open House

Cardinal Mooney Catholic High School bannerCardinal Mooney Catholic is hosting an Open House Sunday March 5th, 2017 from 1:00pm-3:00pm. The Open House is open to all families and we invite you to visit as our guests.

Whether you have an 8th grader deciding where they want to go to school next year, a younger student who would like to meet the teachers or if you are just interested in what has changed at Cardinal Mooney Catholic, we invite you to join us. Stop in, meet the staff, current students, our coaches, school board members and get any questions you may have answered that day!

Cardinal Mooney is located at 660 S. Water St. Marine City, MI 48039. If you have any questions about the event, please feel free to call the front office at 810-765-8825. We hope to see you there!

Knights of Columbus News – February 19, 2017

K of C logoKnights of Columbus
Msgr. E.J. McCormick Council 521

Congratulations to the following October Knights:

2016 Knight of the Year: Joe Ariganello. Joe has helped at many (almost all) Knights events and is in attendance at our general business meetings and officer meetings as well. We are very fortunate to have Joe as a member of council 521. Congratulations Joe on Knight of the Year!

2016 Family of the Year: Leonard & Denise Brookins Family. Len and Denise have been at all the Knights events. Purchasing the food, set up and clean up. They are both great examples of what the Knights do for the Church community. Congratulations to the Brookins for Family of the Year!

pancakesCouncil News: March is right around the Corner. With the start of Lent Wednesday March 1st. The Knights will be cooking a pancake supper for the religious Education group between 4-6 PM. The event is located at the St. Stephens Center/Gym.

cloverThe Knights will be sponsoring a float in the annual St. Patricks parade in Port Huron. We will be decorating the float Sunday March 5th, 2017 in the rectory garage between 4-7 PM if wanting to help let us know. The parade event on March 11th, 2017 will go as follows 9 AM Mass at St. Josephs after Mass refreshments at St. Joes. Then line up for the parade at 11 AM The parade starts at 12 noon after the parade we meet at St. Stephens Center / Gym where the Jackson family will be preparing a corn beef and cabbage lunch. This is a Great event to come out and show the community who we are as a Church and K of C council. The more people / families that march with us the merrier! This is open to ALL parishioners, families and of course K of C members. If you would like to help in any way or have questions contact Pete Cervini 810-650-3041

The Knights of Columbus council 521 supports Holy Trinity Parish and we could use help and more participation.

Catholic men over 18 years of age, please consider joining the Knights council 521. Help out your local Parish and community in a church organization. Call or email membership director Rick Janderwski 810-650-2305 email ten.t1512998723sacmo1512998723c@iks1512998723wredn1512998723ajr1512998723

God Bless Vivat Jesus!

Timothy Awards 2017

Timothy Award Nomination forms are available in the parish office. If you know a youth in grades 9-12 whom you would like to nominate for a Timothy Award please stop by the office to pick up a nomination form or call and we will mail one to you.

All nomination forms must be returned to the parish office no later than Monday, March 6th, 2017.

Criteria to be eligible for a Timothy Award:

  • Youth Currently in grades 9-12
  • Activities from March 1, 2016 to March 1, 2017
  • Initiative beyond required service or regular involvement (Does not include sports accomplishments or academic achievements other than leadership positions within a sport steam or academic club such as team captain, committee chair or section leader)

Saint Timothy

”Let no one look down on you because of your youth, but set an example for those who believe; in speech, conduct, love, faith, and purity.”
1 Timothy 4:12

Current Events, February 2017

By: Sr. Gloria

It is no surprise that so many people in our country are in conflict, during these first weeks after our national election. Thus, in this Catholic parish bulletin it is not irregular to quote some of our leaders.

Our Adrian Dominican Sister Donna Markham, President and CEO of Catholic Charities, was one of many Catholic organization leaders to speak out on behalf of immigrants. She said, “Pope Francis has urged people not to close the door on migrants and refugees. In concert with the Holy Father, we believe we must move from attitudes of defensiveness and fear to acceptance, compassion and encounter.” The Adrian Dominican General Council as well as many other Dominican groups in this country, have shared strong statements.

The LCRW, Leadership Council of Women Religious has 1300 members representing more than 38,800 women religious in the United States. On January 30th they stated, “The LCWR is deeply disturbed by many of President Trump’s recent executive orders. His misplaced priorities and denigration of the values that form the bedrock of this nation threaten us all.”

“We are deeply concerned about the administration’s executive orders on immigrations and refugee settlements which serve only to threaten border communities, force our immigrant community into the shadows, and endanger those fleeing violence. These misguided executive orders do nothing to make anyone more secure and may well have the opposite effect.”

The LCWR shares more substantial reasoning, too lengthy to quote here. They further develop their goal: “To further the mission of the Gospel in today’s world” on the internet at https://lcwr.org/media/news.

The IHM’s, the Immaculate Heart of Mary sisters in Monroe, MI, have posted an eloquent statement of solidarity with immigrants and refugees.

The Sisters of the Holy Cross, who serve vulnerable people in four continents have stated: “Our congregation’s core value of compassion compels us to stand with and embrace others in their suffering, that together we may experience God’s liberating and healing presence.”

The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns promotes “standing up for refugees and immigrants.” The Pax Christi leadership, and Franciscan communities in this country have shared similar rationale and pleas.

Let us pray for our country and for our world.

“Change will only come about when we become more forgiving, compassionate, loving, and above all joyful in the knowledge that we can change as those around us can change too.”
Mairead Maguire

BWARM Anniversary Dinner

February 28, 2017

at Alexander’s in Marysville
(1200 Gratiot Blvd)

Doors open at 5:30pm
Dinner served at 6:00pm

Please RSVP by February 15th
If you have any questions
or to RSVP, please call
Debbie Koontz at 810-956-0768.

Deacon Dennis Crimmins will serve as the Master of Ceremonies, we will screen a video that focuses on some of the men who have truly been impacted by the Mission. Arnie Koontz will give a brief report on the accomplishments of the past year.

13th Annual Fashion Show & Luncheon

Peoples’ Clinic for Better Health:

13th Annual Fashion Show & Luncheon

Saturday, February 18th
12:00pm (doors open at 11am)
Lake Huron Medical Center—Cafeteria
(formerly – Mercy Health Center)
2601 Electric Ave., Port Huron, MI 48060

LUNCHEON—DOOR PRIZES—FASHION SHOW

Presented by: Suzanne’s FashionsJoy’s Bridal Boutique

Tickets—$27.00
Available at Suzanne’s Fashions,
325 Huron Ave (Downtown Port Huron)
810-364-5422

Palms

palm branchesPlease bring your old palms to church the weekends of ashesFebruary 19th and 26th, 2017. There will be containers at the church entrances to collect these palms so they may be burned for use on Ash Wednesday, March 1st, 2017.

REFLECT Retreat

Mid-life Singles (mid-30s to 50s): Looking to start 2017 off with a renewed sense of purpose & belonging? Then register today for a life-changing REFLECT weekend retreat at the St. Francis Retreat Center, DeWitt, MI (10 miles north of Lansing), on March 17-19, 2017. Take a chance and get involved… this is one New Year’s resolution you won’t regret! Cost is $175 for meals and a single room. Call (586) 770-1772, e-mail moc.l1512998723iamg@1512998723nagih1512998723cim.t1512998723celfe1512998723r1512998723, or visit www.ReflectRetreat.com for details.