HTP Connection – May 15, 2024

Enter into the Upper Room Pentecost Prayer Vigil

Join your fellow parishioners on May 18 at 7:00 p.m. in the church, the Saturday evening leading into Pentecost Sunday. We will have Worship Music and devotional prayers.
This is an important time for our parish community to gather together with one voice and heart as we express our yearning and need for more of the Holy Spirit in our lives. Come with an expectant heart and an openness to the Holy Spirit. Fr. Tim, Fr. Yves, and Manas ask for your presence at this important moment of intercession. May we journey towards becoming explosively alive in the Holy Spirit.

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.

Name Tag Sunday

Have you noticed there are a lot of new people arriving at our parish? This Sunday we would ask that everyone please pick up a name tag on your way into mass so that we can be more intentional about meeting someone new and calling them by name. While at the name tag table, please take a minute to also fill out a quick Pentecost Checklist to provide us some important feedback. Thanks!

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.

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.

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.

Youth Ministry

Join us this Sunday, May 19, 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)

Come watch Season 4 of The Chosen with us! 

The Chosen has made Season 4 available to view for parishes and prisons for FREE!
If you’d like to attend this special viewing please sign up in the foyer or text/call Kim @ (902)717-5002. 

Viewing dates:
Thursday, May 16 (Episodes 1-2)
Thursday, May 23 (Episodes 3-4)
Thursday, June 6 (Episodes TBD) 

Time: 6:30 p.m. (Doors open at 6:00 p.m.)
Location: HTP hall

Feel free to bring your own snacks or anything to make your viewing experience comfortable. A short intermission will be held during the night! 
There will also be snacks and drinks available for purchase with proceeds going towards the youth attending Steubenville this summer! 
Seasons 1-3 are available to stream for free online or using The Chosen app on Google Play or the App Store. If you have any questions, please contact Kim at 902-717-5002.

CWL News:

Deadline for CWL Bursary application for grade 12 grads is May 31, 2024 and can be obtained by emailing stjvcwl101@gmail.com
The Birthright Campaign to support women who are dealing with the challenges of unplanned pregnancy will wrap up this coming weekend, May 18/19. Financial contributions may be placed in the envelopes found in the cradle and then be  put in the locked block box beside the office door. We thank all who are able to support this worthy initiative sponsored by the CWL. 

March for Life

+ The March for Life in Nova Scotia is scheduled for May 17 and will take place at two locations:

  • In Halifax, the March will commence after the 12:15 p.m. Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica and conclude at Province House.
  • In Dartmouth, the March will start after the 12:15 p.m. Mass at St. Thomas More Church, proceeding westward on Main Street before returning to the Church.

+ Pro-Life Youth Summit: This event will equip young pro-lifers to defend the truth, and encourage them by allowing them to meet other like-minded individuals. Held the morning of the NS March for Life, (May 17), the Summit has been organized by youth for youth, and is open to anyone aged 13-29! Topics covered will include the basics of how to defend the pro-life position, including how to even broach the topic, as well as discussions on the future of the pro-life front with the growing popularity of the abortion pill. The event begins at 10:00 a.m. at St. Matthew’s on 1479 Barrington St., Halifax, and culminates with joining the March for Life from St. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica at 1:00 p.m. For more information and tickets click here.

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