HTP Connection – March 27, 2024

Holy Week and Easter Schedule

* Holy Thursday: March 28, 7:00 p.m. Note: No 9:00 a.m. mass offered that day
  Family Stations of the Cross: Friday, 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. ***Bring your bells!*** Note: No 4:30 p.m. mass offered that day
* Easter Sunday: March 31, 9:00 a.m., 11:15 a.m.
Easter Monday: April 1, 9:00 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.

Reminder: Bring your bells to ring at the Easter Vigil on Saturday night.

Office Hours Holy Week

The front office will close at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, March 27 and reopen Tuesday, April 2 at 9:00 a.m. Messages will be checked while the office is closed.

Come and Pray with the Lord

On Holy Thursday, March 28, following the 7:00 p.m. mass, the Blessed Sacrament will be placed in the tabernacle  of repose in the chapel. You are encouraged to stay and pray with the Lord or to come back later and pray.  You may wish to pray in the church or in the chapel. Our time of adoration will end at 10:00 p.m.  

And he came and found them sleeping, and he said to Peter, “Simon, are you asleep? Could you not watch one hour?” (Mark 14:37)

Stations of the Cross for Youth & Families

All are invited to join us from 10.00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. on Good Friday, March 29, to remember Jesus’ love for us through the Stations of the Cross. This service is open to all, but is particularly geared towards youth and young families. Come journey with Christ through the Way of the Cross and take time to venerate the Cross during the service. While coming to the Stations Service does not fulfill or replace attendance at the Good Friday liturgy, it is a powerful way to remember the love and Passion of the Lord! We hope to see you there!

Divine Mercy Novena

In preparation for this Feast of Divine Mercy, Our Lord asked that the faithful pray a novena, beginning on Good Friday. Each day of the novena has a different intention that is dear to the Heart of Jesus, including all sinners, priests and Religious, souls of children, those in Purgatory, and finally lukewarm souls. Copies of the Divine Mercy novena prayer can be picked up in the foyer; please take one. You can also find information about the novena at this website. Our Divine Mercy novena will conclude with a holy hour at the parish on Sunday, April 7, 2024 at 3:00 p.m. All are invited to attend.

Registration Now Open “Dying with Christ – Living with Hope”

A three-part series that presents a hope-filled perspective on a universal experience. The discussions, led by theologians and healthcare professionals, will give timeless perspectives on suffering, grief, dying, our duty to care, and how dying with Christ is attainable for everyone. This series is beneficial for everyone: those who are nearing life’s end as well as their families and caregivers, those who want to learn more about aging with a view and understanding of how to die with Christ, and also younger people who walk this journey with their loved ones.  

Where: Holy Trinity Parish, hosted by Ministry of Care and Companionship 
When: Tuesdays, April 9, 16 and 23
Time: 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Cost: Free, but a donation of $10 towards materials appreciated.
Registration: click HERE or contact the Parish Office

Life in the Spirit Seminars

Have you opened your gifts? Do you want to experience the fullness of “New Life in the Spirit” Join us for The “GIFT”.
For more information see the Catholic Renewal Webpage and check upcoming events HERE.

Facilitated by: The Atlantic Service Committee of the Catholic Renewal
Hosted by: Holy Trinity Parish – St. John Vianney Church (Lr. Sackville)
Dates: Wednesdays from April 17 to May 22 (6 sessions)
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. – Doors open at 6:15 p.m.
Format: café style with videos, talks, testimonies and group discussions
Registration: Ethel at 902-449-5048 or email emcunningham@eastlink.ca

Feed your Faith Vacation Bible Camp

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 or 782-253-0198 to sign up or get more information!

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

Giving at HTP
For more information on how to financially support the mission of HTP to make and equip disciples who joyfully go and invite others to Jesus, please visit our website or contact Stephen at the Parish Office 902-865-2112 Ext. 110 or email stephen@holytrinityns.ca.