Best Lent Ever 2017

Best Lent Ever 2017 bannerWe all know the things that make us happy, but we don’t always do them. Lent is an opportunity to change that. This year we invite you to do something different.

Join the Dynamic Catholic for Best Lent Ever, a free, video-based email program featuring internationally acclaimed speaker and New York Times bestselling author Matthew Kelly. From Ash Wednesday to Easter, Matthew will help you identify what stands between you and happiness… and what to do about it. Are you ready for your best Lent ever?

To sign up, visit BestLentEver.com


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School Registration 2017-2018

Cardinal Mooney Catholic High School bannerDo you have an 8th grader who is ready to join the Cardinal Mooney Catholic community? This is the time of year when we see which students will be part of our incoming Freshmen class. Registration forms for the 2017-2018 school year are now available!

In considering Cardinal Mooney Catholic, you are considering a high school of distinction. In doing so, you have joined the ranks of students who have earned scholarships to very prestigious colleges and universities across the country. You have opened the doors to participation in sports, drama productions, social enrichment, nationally recognized organizations for student involvement and programs such as First Robotics, which can lead to distinctive leadership opportunities in a growing global economy dependent on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Most importantly, attending CMC will place you in a wonderful faith-filled and family environment!

To begin the application process, submit an Application for Admission and call for an interview with the Principal and Admissions Director at 810-765-8825 ext. #19.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Holy Trinity Faith Formation – Feb 5, 2017

Peace be with you!!

The Beatitudes of last Sunday’s Gospel is something that we really pay attention to when instructing the children. They come straight from the mouth of JESUS!! However just like a lot of the things He taught they can sometimes be misconstrued!

First we teach the difference between “Blessed” and “Happy”. Thinking or doing things that we think make us happy may not always be “Blessed” but doing or being “Blessed will certainly lead us in a good, happy and holy way!

So we teach that “Blessed” should not be misplaced by “Happy”!! 🙂 Here are the Beatitudes as we explain them to our Confirmation class.

  • Blessed are the poor in Spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven.
    The poor in Spirit know they need God. They know they are nothing without God’s life in them. They see themselves for who they are and know and trust in God’s mercy and love.
  • Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted.
    Those who mourn have loved and have given to God what they loved!
  • Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the land.
    The meek stand solely for Jesus, the one and only that has power to transform and heal the land. The meek know how to accept and tolerate the ordinary adversities of life with equality, balance and good humor.
  • Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied.
    God is the source of what is right! One who truly hungers and thirst does not give up. They know and trust God. We pray to God to show us what is right and how to act on it.
  • Blessed are the merciful for they will be shown mercy.
    Forgive us Father as we forgive. One can only show mercy when they know that they too are in need of mercy. God’s unending mercy is our only hope of salvation!
  • Blessed are the clean of heart, for they will see God.
    Stay centered on God. When our hearts are in order and not filled with junk like sins or hurtful thoughts, we can see the world much more clearly. We can see God better by going to Mass and receiving Jesus in Holy Communion helping us to keep our hearts clean.
  • Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.
    God sent his only Son to create a new world where peace will flourish. Through prayer we can help keep the peace in small ways in our families, among friends, at work or school. As baptized Catholics we become priest, prophet and King! Do our actions reflect that?
  • Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven.
    Righteousness comes before self. It is not about me! It is for the sake of Christ crucified who died to restore the kingdom that we join Him in persecution. Remember the Saints!!!
  • Blessed are you when they insult you and persecute you and utter every kind of evil against you falsely because of me. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward will be great in heaven.
    The devil continues his efforts in this world but Jesus has conquered the darkness! Great is the reward of those who stand firm in Jesus!!

Tall order these beatitudes of the Sermon on the Mount, yet Christ asks only that we keep our standards high and keep trying to reach them.

God bless your efforts!
Karen Clor – DRE/Holy Trinity Parish
810 985 9069 or moc.o1508377932ohay@1508377932erneh1508377932petst1508377932s1508377932

Cardinal Mooney Catholic Spring Auction

Cardinal Mooney Catholic High School bannerAs you may already know, the Cardinal Mooney Catholic Spring Auction is being held on Saturday April 8th, and it will be here before you know it. We have been receiving calls from people asking how they can contribute to the success of the 2017 Spring Auction. If you would like to donate an auction item, our committee is looking for the following items:

Gift Cards to Restaurants / Hotels / Retail Stores/Gas Stations/Car Wash, Scratch Off Lottery Tickets, Pet Items (Treats, Toys, Beds), Movie Gift Cards, Luggage, Small Cooler, Echo Dot, Wireless Speaker, Timeshare or Use of a vacation home, Vera Bradley Items, Designer Hand Bags, Hand Made Quilt, KitchenAid Mixer (Stand).

Also, if you would just like to donate towards the purchase of an auction item, our auction committee will gladly do the shopping for you. All of the proceeds from the Spring Auction go towards Cardinal Mooney Catholic High School and continuing Catholic education. If you would like to donate, please call the Cardinal Mooney office at 810-765-8825.

Whether you can donate an item or not, we hope to see you at Cedar Glen Golf Club on April 8th!

Holy Communion For Those With Gluten Allergies

From the Pastor

Hello, I have for a few months now been promising some of you that we would get hosts to accommodate those with gluten allergies and we have!

We now have low gluten hosts (20 parts per million). There does have to be some gluten for it to be wheat flour, which is a requirement for valid consecration.

We cannot use rice flour or other substitutes in the Catholic Church. Since it is too cost prohibitive to use low gluten hosts for everyone, we will offer them just for those who are gluten intolerant. This necessitates a special procedure. What I would ask is that all those who need a low gluten host purchase their own pyx (communion vessel).

You can find them at religious goods stores, or online. If you need help finding or getting one please contact the office.

You might want to put a small sticker on the bottom side with your name on it so we can get it back to the right person more easily.

Before mass, come back to the sacristy, and get a low gluten host out of the mini-fridge. They are individually wrapped and labeled. Take off the wrap, put the host in your pyx, and then set them on the credence table. The servers will bring them up when they set the altar, and they will be consecrated with the other hosts.
When the extraordinary ministers of holy communion come up to receive communion, so should those with a pyx on the altar.

We will hand you your pyx saying, “The body of Christ”, and after responding, “Amen”, you can then open it and receive. This way, no one touches your host but you limiting the possibility of cross contamination. You may then return to your seat as mass continues as usual. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me.

I hope that receiving the Body of Christ in this way will be a wonderful experience for those who have had to abstain thus far.

God bless you. -Fr. Sal

A Message from the Choirs of St. Joseph

Many of you know that the Choirs of St. Joseph offer a Christmas concert as a gift to our parish family and community. For several years, the choirs have selected a local charity to support from the generous sponsorships, memorials and free-will offerings received. This year we had chosen to support two local charities: The Crossing Education Center of Business and Entrepreneurship and Sacred Heart Ministries.

This week we were notified by Crossing Education that they are closing the Port Huron location. Although their agency will remain operating in Indiana, they will not have a local branch. Since they know that our choirs try to support a non-profit charity in our community, they are graciously returning the donation so that we may help another local charity. The choirs have decided that this donation will be given instead to our local St. Vincent de Paul Society.

We were assured that the students who attended Crossing Education Center of Business and Entrepreneurship will be offered space in the basement of the Sperry’s building which is called the Incubator. They will receive tutoring and a quiet study area. Please keep these young people in your prayers. We want them to reach their goals and continue to Love God, Love People and Love Life.

Through your generous support the choirs raised $1,681 for St. Vincent de Paul, and $1,826 for Sacred Heart Ministry. Deacon Dennis Crimmins wrote: “The contributions we received will make it possible for us to purchase over 175 ‘Life Recovery Bibles’ for distribution to the residents. These bibles are a critical part of recovery.”

Thus we travel and sing along the way of caring and sharing.

Team writers: Wendy Corry, Barbara Collins, Richard Collins, and Sr. Gloria

Souper Bowl

“God Squad” – Holy Trinity’s High School Youth Group
is hosting their annual

soupboard game piecesSoup & Game Night!

February 25, 2017
Following the 4pm Mass

To enter the “Soup Contest”
Please call/text Chelsea @ 810-956-6171
with your name and the type of soup you are entering.

Please drop off your soup before 5pm
in the cafeteria at St. Stephen.

Scripture Study New Session!

Eucharist by Threshold Bible Study
This easy to read 6 week study uses texts from the Old and New Testaments to explore the great gift that Jesus gave us. The study includes daily reading and weekly group discussions.
Tuesday’s starting January 31, 2017.
10:30am to noon or 6:30 to 8:00pm
Suggested donation for materials is $20.
No need for preregistration. Just show up! Questions call Amy 810-300-0417