HTP Connection – May 22, 2024

Eucharistic Congress

The Weekend of June 1/2 is the Feast of the Body and Blood of Our Lord, Jesus Christ, in the Eucharist. In our Archdiocese, this October 18-20, we will be having a special event called the Eucharistic Congress. It is to accompany the International Eucharistic Congress this upcoming September in Ecuador. In anticipation and preparation for this special event, we will take certain initiatives at HTP. One such initiative will happen on June 1/2.

  • Adoration: After the 4:30 p.m. Mass on June 1, we will have Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in the Church until 10:00 p.m. for those who would like to spend some quiet prayer and reflection before Our Lord. Please come for as little or as long a time as you like. There will also be additional time for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in the Church on June 2, between the 9:00 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Masses until 11:00 a.m. This provides a wonderful opportunity for us to spend some time on this Feast Day to bend the knee before our Lord and Saviour, and to give him thanks for being so very close to us, this side of Heaven, in the Blessed Sacrament. 
  • Outdoor Procession: After the 11:15 a.m. Mass on June 2, we will have what is called a Eucharistic Procession. This is a chance for us to walk outside (weather permitting) with the Blessed Sacrament as a public display of our faith and adoration of Jesus. We will go outside the church doors to Beaverbank; we will turn right onto Sackville Drive; then we will turn right onto the Evangeline Trail; then we will turn right onto Judy Street until we reach Beaverbank Road, at which point we will turn right and head back to our Church. During the Procession, you are invited to join in with the Priests, Deacons and Altar Servers. If you are mobility challenged, feel free to remain in the church and pray for us as we go out, that our public witness will bear fruit within those who see us. 

As the Hymn proclaims:
O Sacrament Most Holy
O Sacrament Divine
All Praise and all thanksgiving
Be every moment Thine!

New Parishioners Event

It’s not too late! 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.

Welcome Deacon Tim Silver CC

We are pleased to announce to you that Deacon Tim Silver, a Companion of the Cross from North Bay Ontario, will be moving to the Holy Trinity Parish rectory from now until the end of July. He will be ministering among us in order to get some parish experience before entering into his final year of theological studies. He and three other Companions of the Cross members, will be ordained to the Priesthood next May. It will be a blessing for us to have Deacon Tim in our parish community, even if just for a short while. Be sure to pray for him, and if you have the opportunity, introduce yourself to him after Mass. With both Deacon Tim and Father Tim, it will be like having a Timmy’s double double in our midst.

Change Makers Event

Are you someone who has shared your time and talents to make Holy Trinity Parish the fruitful parish it is? If so, we would like to celebrate YOU at our “Celebrating Change Makers Event” This is open to all volunteers of our parish in all ministries who are serving to make a difference! Save the Date for Thursday, June 20, from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. More details to come in the weeks ahead! Stay tuned!

Parish Change Makers by Fr. Tim

For the next four HTP Connections, I will be showcasing different parishioners from among the many who give of their time and talents to make our parish life fruitful. This is a lead up to our event on June 20 when all our volunteers who serve will be celebrated. These volunteers are the real Change Makers in our parish, using their gifts to build up the Kingdom of God. 

This week I would like to acknowledge Cam and Angela Beare for their impactful involvement. They have only been here for four years, and sadly, they will be moving to Ottawa in July. So, I wanted to make sure that we take a moment to appreciate them before they take their leave from our community. 

Cam is a CCO missionary. Angela is a sports dietitian and a stay at home Mom. They have five energetic children; Benjamin, Hannah, Miriam, Eva and Joshua. Cam and Angela have been involved on the Baptism Preparation Team, helping young families prepare for the Sacrament of Baptism for their children.
Cam has been a member of the Parish Council, and Angela has helped at times with the music ministry with her violin. The whole family has been very participative at parish events and programs such as Ignite and Vacation bible camp. They have been a very hospitable, generous and joyful presence At Holy Trinity. They will be greatly missed when they leave, but their involvement and support over the past four years is a wonderful example for us to follow. May God bless them richly for being among the many change makers of our parish.

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.

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 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

The deadline for the CWL Bursary application for grade 12 grads is May 31, 2024 and can be obtained by emailing stjvcwl101@gmail.com

Charcuterie Nights in Support of Holy Cross Chaplaincy

Holy Cross Chaplaincy is dedicated to caring for the needs of Catholic young adults in our community. They are actively engaged with three local universities, providing hospitality, spiritual care, and sacraments on campus. We invite you to join us for one of our Charcuterie Nights, running in parishes throughout the months of May and June. These events serve to spread awareness of our work and to raise funds for this year’s operations. Your support will enable us to continue nurturing and empowering young adults in their faith journey. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of our community’s youth.

Dates:
June 16 after the 10:00 a.m. Mass – St Mary’s Cathedral Basilica
May 30 at 6:00 p.m. – Holy Trinity Parish
May 23 at 7:00 p.m. – Christ the King Parish (St Thomas More site)
For more information and to RSVP, please contact Margaret@hcchaplaincy.ca.
We look forward to your presence and support!

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