HTP Connection – May 1, 2024

We are Hiring

Last fall we advertised for an Operations/Communications person to fill gaps in the parish needs created by staff moving to other roles. We were unsuccessful at finding the right candidate, so after some prayer and discernment, we have decided to split the roles and create two part time positions; Operations and Communications. The Job Postings are on our website, and are available by clicking the link HERE. If you have a desire to apply to one of these roles, or know someone who does, please pass this information along. The contact information is in the Job Posting.

Weekday Masses May 6-10

There will not be any weekday masses Monday-Friday next week. All priests in the Archdiocese will be on retreat with the Bishop. Please keep them in your prayers. Weekend masses will proceed as usual.

Companions Foundation Day Mass Friday

This year the Companions of the Cross will celebrate their 39th anniversary of their founding. There will be a Mass on Friday, May 3, at 7:00 p.m.  here at HTP. We invite you to join with Fr. Tim, Fr. Yves, Fr. Dan, Fr. Isaac and Manas as we celebrate this important day in their community.

New Parishioners Event

Are you new to the parish and have never attended our New Parishioners Event? If so, you are invited to our upcoming New Parishioners Event on Saturday, May 25, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in our Holy Trinity Church Hall! This event allows new families and our parish community to get to know each other better and provide some information to support you as you explore how you might want to get involved. 
The Registration Form for this event may be found HERE The form has an option to register for Child Care, which will be offered upstairs in Room 9.

Corpus Christi Adoration Night Sign Up

On June 1, following the 4:30 p.m. Mass, the Blessed Sacrament will be exposed and we will have an extended time of Adoration from 5:30 p.m. Saturday, June 1, until the 9 a.m. mass Sunday, June 2. To ensure all time slots are covered by at least two people, we are asking parishioners to please sign up for specific times by signing the form in the foyer.

Steubenville Atlantic Fundraising

This weekend the teens of our Parish launched their fundraising efforts for Steubenville Atlantic! Be sure to grab an envelope in the foyer and return your donation to the Parish by June 1, 2024! Donations can also be made online at donate.metanoiaym.ca.

Spaghetti Dinner May 4

Tickets for the Spaghetti Dinner this weekend (Saturday, May 4, from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.) can still be reserved online at https://steubenville.metanoiaym.ca/fundraisers/dinner. We will only have a limited number of tickets available at the door so be sure to reserve your tickets soon!
This past weekend the teens of our Parish launched their fundraising efforts for Steubenville Atlantic! Be sure to grab an envelope in the foyer and return your donation to the Parish by June 1, 2024! Tickets for the Spaghetti Dinner this weekend (Saturday, May 4,  from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.) can still be reserved online at https://steubenville.metanoiaym.ca/fundraisers/dinner

Youth Ministry

Join us this Sunday, May 5, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in the Hall for Youth Night! Every second Sunday night is Youth Night at HTP – a night filled with community, prayer, snacks, and more! All teens of the Parish are welcome to attend – no matter where you are in your faith journey! Been to youth group before? Try bringing a friend this week! For more information, check out our newsletter. (https://www.metanoiaym.ca/metanoiaminute)

First Communion and Confirmations

Our Easter joy continues into May with the celebrations of First Communion and Confirmation for our youth. On Sunday, May 5, at the 9:00 a.m. Mass we’ll be celebrating First Communion with 12 of our parish youth. Then on Saturday, May 11, at the 4:30 p.m. Mass we’ll be joined by Archbishop Dunn for the celebration of Confirmation for our 7 candidates. Please feel free to join us as we rejoice with these young people and their families and keep them in prayer in the days ahead!

The Hour of Great Mercy

Join us in a sacred hour of prayer every Friday, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., in the chapel at HTP. Doors open at 2:50 p.m. Take some time with us each week to pray for the New Evangelization and for your personal intentions. 

Feed your Faith Vacation Bible Camp! Registration Open

Come Feed your Faith this Summer with our food-themed Vacation Bible Camp! Youth who will be in Grade Primary through Grade 5 in the 2024-25 school year are invited to join us during the week of July 22-26 for a week of stories from the scriptures teaching us all the ways God feeds and cares for us! We’ll learn all about God’s love through skits, songs, crafts, games, and of course, food! Registration is required to participate. Contact Alex Craven at faithformation@holytrinityns.ca for more information or to help out that week! To register please fill the ONLINE registration form.

Equip Program, Congratulations Stephen McDonald

EQUIP is a 3-year program at our Archdiocese, which forms leaders through retreats, classes at Atlantic School of Theology, and webinars designed to give your parishioners practical skills and theological foundations that will help them carry out the mission of evangelization within your parish. Stephen McDonald of our parish will be graduating this week from the Equip Program; Congratulations Stephen! If you have any questions about the program, Stephen would be happy to share about his experience with you.

CWL NEWS

Applications are now available for the annual CWL Bursary in the amount of $500, to be awarded to a 2024 high school (or home school) graduate who will be attending a post secondary institution in the fall of 2024. Applicants must be members of Holy Trinity Parish to be considered for this bursary. Deadline for applying is May 31, 2024. Bursary applications may be obtained by emailing stjvcwl101@gmail.com.
The CWL is pleased to once again sponsor the Birthright campaign on the weekends of May 11/12 and May 18/19. Birthright is an organization dedicated  to providing love, friendship and support to women who are dealing with the challenges of unplanned pregnancy. A cradle will be available in the church foyer for donations of baby items which will in turn be delivered to Birthright Halifax. We are grateful and look forward to our parish’s continued support for this initiative. 

Archdiocesan News: For the latest news from the Halifax-Yarmouth Archdiocese click here.