HPT Connection – March 13, 2024

Holy Week Schedule

  •   Palm Sunday: Sat, March 23, 4:30 p.m. & Sun, March 24, 9:00 a.m., 11:15 a.m.
  •   Chrism Mass: Tues, March, 26 12:00 p.m. @ Saint Mary’s Cathedral Basilica 
  • * Holy Thursday: March 28, 7:00 p.m. Note: No 9:00 a.m. mass offered that day
  •   Family Stations of the Cross: Fri, March 29,  10:00 a.m.
  • * Good Friday: March 29, 3:00 p.m. Note: No 9:00 a.m. mass offered that day
  • * Easter Vigil:  Sat, March 30, 8:00 p.m. Note: No 4:30 p.m. mass offered that day
  • * Easter Sunday: March 31, 9:00 a.m., 11:15 a.m.

*livestream available on Holy Trinity Parish YouTube Channel

Note: There will be overflow seating in the church hall downstairs on Good Friday with the livestream feed available. We will also be removing the masking seating section starting Holy Week to accommodate the increase in attendance.

Office Hours Holy Week

The front office will be closed on Good Friday, March 29.

Hospitality and Easter

At Holy Trinity Parish, we want to serve like Jesus did – with radical love and hospitality! We also want to help you to make the most of the gifts the Lord has given you.
As we prepare for the Easter season, there is an opportunity for us to show an extraordinary effort in making people feel welcome when they come to celebrate Easter. To do this, we invite all our parishioners to consider doing their small part in this effort in hospitality. 
Our small hospitality team is also in need of greeters and ushers to help create a place of welcome. If you are interested in knowing more, please contact Catherine at (902) 865-2112 ext 1 or at catherine@holytrinityns.ca. You can also see any of our Hospitality Ministers at our Hospitality table after all the masses this weekend to sign up or learn more about serving in this great ministry.

“Love God, serve God; everything is in that.”  – St Clare of Assisi

Conscience Protection for Nova Scotia Doctors

Imagine a healthcare system where death is considered a therapeutic treatment. Imagine being a Christian doctor in that system. Imagine being told by your medical regulator that you are abandoning your patient if you don’t make arrangements for them to get an assessment for euthanasia. That healthcare system is in Nova Scotia today. The Nova Scotia medical regulator is pushing through a policy that would force physicians to refer patients for euthanasia, abortion, and transgender services. Twenty-three courageous Christian physicians have told Nova Scotia’s medical regulator that they cannot abide by this new draft policy.
When they are at their most vulnerable, people may choose euthanasia if they don’t have suitable options to live. We need physicians who will go the extra mile to ensure their patients are connected with the supports and services they need. Nova Scotia’s physicians are too important to patient care to be sacrificed for the sake of an unnecessary policy.
Click here for a message from Larry Worthen: https://bit.ly/NSPastorsVideo 
Write the Nova Scotia regulator today to tell them you don’t want this policy to be approved: https://bit.ly/NSRegulator24

Reconciliation

During Lent we are offering extra times for people to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Come experience God’s mercy and forgiveness. Here is an examination of conscience. The sacrament of reconciliation will be offered before Mass on Friday mornings 8:30 a.m. to 8:50 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. and Saturday afternoons 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Our special Lenten Reconciliation days will be Saturday, March 16, 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and Wednesday, March 20 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Stations of the Cross

Every Friday during Lent we pray the stations of the cross in person. Join us in the main church worship space at 7:00 p.m. for the last two Fridays of Lent.

Dying with Christ-Living with Hope

Mark your calendars! A three part series entitled Dying with Christ – Living with Hope is being planned for three Tuesday evenings in April: April 9, 16 and 23, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Reserve these dates on your calendar now and watch for more details  in next week’s HTP Connection.

Saturday Morning Rosary

Each Saturday the Marian Movement of Priests Cenacle Group gathers at 9:00 a.m. to pray for personal intentions, for the parish and for our priests. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Holy Hour

All are invited to join in a Holy Hour on Wednesday,  March 13 at 7:00 p.m. The theme for the hour will be Building the Domestic Church While Strengthening our Parish.

Solidarity Sunday Development and Peace Collection

The 5th Sunday of Lent, March 17, 2024 is Solidarity Sunday. A special envelope is added to the weekend collection to support Development and Peace. (You can find an envelope in your church envelope box or pick one up before mass). There will be “Create Hope” prayer cards, information pamphlets and donation envelopes available in the foyer. Together we can work to build a world of justice and fight the root causes of poverty, oppression and inequality. 

Thank You Saint Benedict Parish

We want to extend our gratitude to Saint Benedict Parish for hosting us at their church for the Lenten Mission this year. We have received positive feedback from our parishioners; they felt very welcomed and had a wonderful mission experience. 

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