First 5 – December 27, 2023

Christmas Message from the Pastor

Dear Parish Family,

Merry Christmas! Fr. Yves, Manas and I pray that all of you will receive many special graces during these twelve days of Christmas. Instead of three French hens today, I hope you receive a blessed increase of faith, hope and love from on high.

I have really enjoyed my first Christmas with you. Fr. Yves, Manas and I would like to thank all who generously gave us cards, gifts, food and well wishes. We are still working our way through all of the goodies.

Christmas takes a lot of people volunteering their gifts and time. From the ministers of Holy Communion, musicians, lectors, sacristans, altar servers, ushers, greeters, live stream team, slide projection, sound system operators, chair setup, parking lot attendants, decorators etc.; many, many thanks. We couldn’t have done it without all of you. As well, Sarah Pickup directed several of our parish children in a beautiful and joyful Christmas Pageant on Saturday, December 16. Hopefully we can do this again next year with even more attendance. It definitely got all who were there into the Christmas Spirit. We certainly have some rising stars among our young parishioners; quite literally.

Blessings to all of you as we finish out our year of 2023 with the Feast of the Holy Family. With the help of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, may all families find strength in their struggles, hope amid discouragements and setbacks, and true peace with one another.

Sincerely in Christ,
Fr. Tim

Office Hours over Christmas

The front office will reopen on Tuesday, Jan 2, 2024. During the week between Christmas and New Years, our regular weekday masses will continue Tuesday to Friday at 9:00am. We will not be having our regular Adoration time following the Wednesday and Friday Masses that week.

New Years Eve Rosary and Holy Hour

Join us in welcoming the new year through prayer at Holy Trinity Parish from 10:00pm to 11:00pm. Doors open at 9:30pm. Our prayers will focus on seeking peace for the world, our parish, and our families.

Leadership Podcast Highlight

This past year Colleen Owen joined our team as unpaid staff in the role of Coordinator of Leadership Development. Recently Colleen was invited to speak on the Huntly Leadership Podcast. She talks about the call to serve at Holy Trinity post retirement. Listen to the podcast HERE.