THANK YOU!! Thank you to the following people who hosted students of the St. John’s-St. Benedict’s Chamber Choir: Clayton & Kristen Nelson, Rudy & Regina Zuech, Jasper & Sara Butero, Jim & Lana Geier, Pat & Carol Patrick, Josephine Hadad, Eleanor Sena, Mary LeBrun, Rose Mestas, Anthony & Lucille Mattie, John Parenti, Dave & Mary Ellen Hadad and Tom & Linda Perry. We appreciate your generosity and kindness to our visitors from Minnesota. Thank You So Much! Please accept a sincere and heartfelt thank you to all the families who so graciously offered unparalleled hospitality to the Chamber Choir from the University of St. John and College of St. Benedict last week. Your kindness was deeply appreciated and will not be forgotten. A special thanks to Mary Ellen Hadad and Louise Slavec for all their time and “behind the scenes” prep work and patience with a smile. A big thanks to John Pearce, Franklin Shew and Dave Torres for preparing the church, picking up the food and never saying no to anything that is asked of them. To all: “Well done, good and faithful servants.” FOR YOUR INFORMATION "On Friday March 2nd, the parish was contacted by the police department asking if Sebastiani Gym could be used as an overflow site if needed for the City Council meeting to be held on Tuesday, March 6th. In the interest of public service, permission was granted. We as a parish are neither supporting or opposing the termination of the city manager or the possible recall of a council member. As a parish, we have no position either way. In the interest of public safety and the public good, we are merely allowing our nearby facilities to be used for public service." GIRL SCOUT SUNDAY March 11th is Girl Scout Sunday when we honor the founder, Juliette Gordon Low, and all Girl Scouts of America. Helping girls discover themselves and how they can impact their communities was something that Juliette had first envisioned when she started the first Girl Scout group in Savannah, GA on March 12, 1912. At the time of the organization’s founding, when many girls’ paths in life were limited to their social standing, Low’s vision was to establish an organization where any American girl could expand her personal horizon by having fun while exploring new interests and contributing to society. Low was determined to help expand opportunities for the average American girl. More than 3 million girls and volunteers in the United States, including 30,000 girls and 9,000 volunteers in Colorado, are discovering their path to leadership through Girl Scouts, the leading authority and advocate for girls. Girl Scouting inspires girls and women to strive for the highest ideals of courage, confidence and character. We have many girls who would like to join Girl Scouts here in Las Animas County, but we need more leaders. Trinidad has only two troops in town with 16-18 girls in each troop. Learn more about how you can be a part of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience by visiting girlscoutsofcolorado.org, call 1-877-404-5708 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. PASTORAL COUNCIL MEETING The Pastoral Council will meet on Thursday, March 15 th, at 6:30 pm in the Pastoral Center. KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS MEETING The Knights will meet Tuesday the 13th of March at 7pm in their home on South Commercial Street. MARCH 11, 2012 THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT HOLY TRINITY MASSES, MARCH 11 – MARCH 18, 2012 Sat 5:00 Anv. Mass for: Louis DeAngelis, Sisto Mazza, Sr. Sam Garbo, Carmella Martinez, Minnie Langowski, Della Trujillo, Theresa A. Hadad Sat 5:00 ST. IGNATIUS INTENTIONS: Priest’s Intentions Sun 7:00 Anv. Mass for: Mary Hadad, Frank Veltri, William R. Neil, Fred Sawaya Christopher L. Robinson 9:00 Benefactors & those remembered in memorials; Living & deceased members of the Modica &, Sudar Families; Albert Guadagnoli, Dave Kilgroe, Theresa A. Hadad, John Terry 11:00 Anv. Mass for: Elfido & Rita Gomez Living & deceased members of the Guadalupe Society; Ladislao Pineda, Nestor Martinez, Pat Madrid Mon 8:00 Anv. Mass for: Beatrice Garcia Billy Simola Tue 8:00 Alex Passarelli Wed 8:00 Anv. Mass for: Anna Morelli George Salbato Thu 8:00 Theresa A. Hadad Fri 8:00 Anv. Mass for: Charles Lochard Deceased members of Riccatone Family; Elsie Montoya, Elaine Abeyta Sat 5:00 Anv. Mass for: Sam Salerno, Sr., Buddy Corradino, Alex Mestas, Kathryn Grosso Minnie Langowski, Vicki Torres, Theresa A. Hadad, Charlene Weese Sat 5:00 SAN ISIDRO INTENTIONS: Anv. Mass for: Theresa Duran Joe & Mary Ann Costa Sun 7:00 Anv. Mass for: Orlando Morales Tarabino, Foghino, & Castelano Families, et al; Diana L. Coberly 9:00 Anv. Mass for: Albert Vecellio, Pauline Mendine, Elaine Abeyta Living & Deceased members of the Simola Family; Dominic & Mary Cimino, John & Virginia Bianco, Theresa A. Hadad, David Chifalo 11:00 Anv. Mass for: Mike Fabec, Ted Lackey, Alex Monteleone, Jr. Deceased members of the Cartelli Family;The DeBono Family, Laner Family; Fr. Weber, S.J.; Bill Tudor & Billy, James & Bertha Garcia, Mr. & Mrs. Dan Velarde GUADALUPE SOCIETY MEETING The Guadalupe Society will attend Mass at 11:00 am, Sunday, March 11 th. A Rosary, Potluck and Meeting will follow at 12:45 pm in Holy Family Hall. LENTEN PILGRIMAGE TO SAN LUIS This year's pilgrimage will be on Sunday, March 18th. The caravan will depart from the convent at 11:30AM. Following the Stations of the Cross and other prayers, we'll dine at the Covered Wagon in San Luis. Please call Lynn 846-7633 or Roger at 846-3268 to sign up. All are invited TRINIDAD AREA CATHOLIC COMMUNITY OFFERTORY 3-4-12 Trinidad: $7,847.06 Readings for the Week of March 11, 2012 San Isidro: No Mass Monday: 2 Kgs 5:1-15b Lk 4:24-30 Tuesday: Dn 3:25,34-43 Mt 18:21-35 Wednesday: Dt 4:1,5-9 Mt 5:17-19 Thank You ! Thursday: Friday: Jer 7:23-28 Lk 11:14-23 Hos 14:2-10 Mk 12:28-34 2012 DMF Saturday: Hos 6:1-6 Lk 18:9-14 Goal: $90,669.00 Next Sunday: 2 Chr 36:14-23 Eph 5:8-14 Pledged: 30,446.00 Jn 9:1-41 Balance: 60,223.00 Pledges 102 PARISH HAPPENINGS, MAR. 11 – MAR. 18, 2012 Sunday Third Sunday of Lent Daylight Savings Time begins Word & Communion Service, 10:00 am, Trinidad Nursing Home Inn Guadalupe Society Mass, 11:00 am, Holy Trinity; Rosary, Potluck & Meeting following, 12:45 pm, Holy Family Hall Televised Celebration of Holy Trinity Mass, 1:00 pm, Channel 71 Monday Tuesday Knights of Columbus Meeting, 7:00 pm, Knights Home Wednesday New Hope Catholic Charismatic Prayer Group, 6:00 pm, Holy Family Hall Thursday Pastoral Council Meeting, 6:30 pm, Pastoral Center Friday Adoration, 8:30 am, Holy Trinity Church Stations of the Cross, 6:00 pm, Holy Trinity Church Saturday St. Patrick’s Day Sunday Fourth Sunday of Lent St. Joseph Table, 8:00 am to 3:00 pm, Holy Family Hall Word & Communion Service, 10:00 am, Trinidad Nursing Home Inn Televised Celebration of Holy Trinity Mass, 1:00 pm, Channel 71 2011 DMF To date, our balance on the 2011 DMF is $22,460. We want to thank everyone who has still been contributing to this fund in order to pay off the balance. Your generosity is appreciated. When possible, the parish has also been paying $500 weekly from operating funds towards this balance. Don’t let your worries get the best of you; Remember, Moses started out as A basket case. FROM THE DESK OF THE DIRECTOR OF RELIGIOUS FORMATION NOTE THE SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN OUR RELIGIOUS EDUCATION POLICY. CLASSES FOR GRADES K – 6 WILL NOW BEGIN AT 9:30 AM AND STUDENTS WILL BE ESCORTED TO THE CHURCH FOR THE WEEKLY 11:00 AM MASS. LIKEWISE, SECOND YEAR CONFIRMATION CANDIDATES WILL ATTEND THE 11:00 AM MASS AS A GROUP AND THEIR CLASS WILL BEGIN AROUND 12:15 IN THE FORMATION CENTER. RELIGIOUS EDUCATION DATA AND SCHEDULE ______________________________________________ Sunday, March 11, 2012 (Grades K-6) 9:30 - 11:00 Holy Mass for children above and 2nd year Confirmandi 11:00 am 2nd Year Confirmation Session (12:00 - 1:30) _______________________________________________ Sunday, March 18, 2012 (Grades K-6) 9:30 – 11:00 Holy Mass for children above and 2 nd year Confirmandi 11:00 am 2nd Year Confirmation (12:00 – 1:30) ____________________________________________________ Sunday, March 25, 2012 (Grades K-6) 9:30 – 11:00 Holy Mass for children above and 2 nd year Confirmandi 11:00am 2nd Year Confirmation Session (12:00 – 1:30) ________________________________________________________________ . IMPORTANT DATES TO NOTE April 6-7, 2012 (2nd Year Teen Confirmation Retreat in Convent) Sat. April 14, 2012 at 5:00 pm (Confirmation with Bishop Isern) NOTE: THIS MASS WILL BE VERY CROWDED WITH LIMITED SEATING. Sat. April 28, 2012 at 12:30 (Day of Recollection for First Communicants) (Parents and Children) May 13, 2012 at 11:00 am (First Holy Communion) May 20, 2012 at 11:00 am (First Holy Communion) WE NEED SOME CHAIRS We are preparing the Convent building for the forthcoming Confirmation retreat. We really could use additional dining room chairs. Anyone with additional chairs no longer needed are asked to donate them to our youth group. We are always in need of living room chairs, lamps, and dining tables Come and Join Us…If a young person is interested in participating in youth activities and did not yet register, please contact Alicia at 846-3369 ext 13 or attend one of the activities and pick-up a registration sheet and calendar. Sessions are in the Holy Trinity Formation Center/School from 10:30am – 12:00 (unless noted) March Sun – 11 Session Sun – 18 Session Sun – 25 Session April Sun – 1 Service Activity Help at Palm Sunday Spaghetti Dinner First Year Confirmation: In the Diocese of Pueblo, the Sacrament of Confirmation is a two- year process and youth need to be 16 years of age to be confirmed. Please plan ahead. High school youth who want to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation need to begin attending sessions to complete their first year. Please contact Alicia (846-3369 ext 13) with questions. ST. JOSEPH TABLE The feast of St. Joseph is March 19th. There will be a St. Joseph Table displayed at Holy Family Hall, Sunday March 18th from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. Holy Trinity Parish and the Trinidad Italian Club are sponsoring this day to honor St. Joseph. The foods from the table and all monetary donations will be given to the Fishers Peak Soup Kitchen. Our parish priest will bless the table after the 7:00 am Mass. We invite you to come and view the table. There is no charge. Refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome to bring cookies, breads, or any food for the table on Saturday, March 17th, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm as the table is being set up. You may also bring written petitions or prayers of special intention. Monday, March 19 is the feast of Joseph, spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Joseph was betrothed to Mary at the time of the Virgin Birth; his doubts about her conception, the decisions to go to and return from Egypt were all objects of angelic admonitions in sleep. Many saints throughout the history of the Church in the East as well as the West have propagated devotion to the good and gentle Joseph. In 1870, Joseph was declared ‘Patron of the Universal Church’ and his name was added to the Canon of the Mass by Blessed Pope John XXIII in 1962. Joseph is the patron of fathers of families, of bursars and procurators, of manual workers, especially carpenters and of all who desire a holy death. Plan to stop and visit the St. Joseph Table Altar in Holy Family Hall next Sunday. It is an opportunity to pray, visit and share refreshment with others in honor of our dear and beloved St. Joseph. Happy Feast to All! For Your Information During the holy season of Lent, Stations of the Cross will be prayed on Friday evenings at 6:30 pm in the church. The dates for these are: March 16, March 23 and March 30. Due to circumstances beyond our control, there will not be a Lenten Reconciliation Service. We are encouraged to make use of the Sacrament of Reconciliation on Saturdays (the time for this may be found on the front of the bulletin). We can also call the Pastoral Center, speak to either Father Becker or Father Kenny, and make an appointment to go to confession. Thinking Ahead As we continue to live and pray through the holy season of Lent, please take note: Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion, April 1: Weekend Masses at the usual time on Saturday and Sunday morning. Palm will be distributed. Holy Thursday, Mass of the Lord’s Supper, April 5: Mass of the Lord’s Supper will be at 7:00 pm with Adoration following until 10:00 pm. Good Friday of the Passion of the Lord, April 6: Good Friday Services with Veneration of the Cross will be at 1:00 pm. Holy Saturday, Easter Vigil, April 7: Will begin at 7:00 pm. Easter Sunday, The Resurrection of the Lord, April 8: Sunday Masses at Holy Trinity at the usual time—7:00 am, 9:00 am and 11:00 am. SPAGHETTI DINNER & BAKE SALE We would like to thank everyone who has stepped up to the plate and made food donations for the Spaghetti Dinner… Wow! We have basically received everything we asked for. Thank you very much. Fundraising Committee In conjunction with the Palm Sunday Spaghetti Dinner on April 1st, we will be having a Bake Sale. Someone will be calling within a few weeks asking you to bring a baked item for the sale. If you aren’t able to bake, donations are always appreciated. Thank you! ALL ADVERTISERS All of the companies that are advertising on the back page of the bulletin, please look over it carefully. John has redone this page and was able to make several changes to it. If you have any concerns, please contact John Pearce 846-3369 ext 14. He is doing the graphics and can make whatever changes you need. OPERATION RICE BOWL REFLECTION: RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES In today’s scriptures, we hear the commandments given to Moses after God brings the Israelites out of slavery. These commandments represent fundamental rights and responsibilities for all of God’s people. This week through Operation Rice Bowl, we learn about communities in El Salvador that lack clean and safe water, which is a basic human right. We pray for those whose health is compromised by contaminated water, and we fast from wasting and polluting this precious resource. We give so that CRS can improve access to clean water in communities throughout the world. From the Desk of Sister Didyaknow Reflections on Joy, Humor and Laughter during the Holy Season of Lent “Anyone truly in touch with God is joyful. When you’re deadly serious, you’re probably seriously dead.” Fr. James Martin, S.J. St. Philip Neri Some saints were known specifically for their rich sense of humor. St. Philip Neri, a sixteenth-century Italian priest was called the “Humorous Saint.” Over his door he posted a small sign that read, “The House of Christian Mirth.” En route to a ceremony in his honor, he once shaved off half his beard as a way of poking fun at himself. “Christian joy is a gift from God, flowing from a good conscience,” he said. One biography suggests that much of Philip Neri’s humor was a way of keeping him humble, as he engaged in what could only be called acts of public silliness, like wearing a cushion on his head like a turban or wearing a foxtail coat in the middle of the summer. Once a young priest asked Philip what prayer would be most appropriate to say for a couple after a wedding Mass. Philip Neri thought for a moment and said, “A prayer for peace.” St. Francis de Sales St. Francis de Sales also knew how to use a joke to good effect. He was a good friend of St. Jane Frances de Chantal, a French noblewoman. Together, in 1610, they founded a religious order for women, the Visitation Sisters. After Jane had decided to follow a strict religious life and remain unmarried after being widowed, she nevertheless continued to wear low-cut dresses showing off her décolletage. On the night of their first meeting, Francis de Sales took one look at Jane Frances’s dress and quipped, “Madame, those who do not mean to entertain guests should take down their signboard!” Saturday, March 17 is the feast of Patrick of Ireland, bishop. Born about 390, Patrick was not an Irishman; he was British, born in a town called Bannaventa, close to the border of England and Scotland. About the year 406, raiders from Ireland attacked the town and carried off some of the inhabitants as slaves: among the captives was sixteen year old Patrick. In Ireland, he was put to work as a shepherd. For six years he lived almost entirely outdoors, ill-clothed, underfed and close to despair. He began to pray to the God he had always scorned. His prayers were answered—Patrick escaped, returned to his family in Britain and then went to France to study for the priesthood. After his ordination he had a dream in which he heard the voices of millions of Irish crying, “Come back, young man, and walk among us once again!” Patrick interpreted the dream as a call to convert the Irish to Christianity. Pope St. Celestine sent him as a missionary bishop to Ireland. Patrick died about 461. He is the patron of snakebites and with Brigid of Ireland is the patron of the country of Ireland. Prayer of Saint Patrick Christ be with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me, Christ within me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me, Christ on my right, Christ on my left, Christ where I lie, Christ where I sit, Christ where I arise, Christ in the heart of everyone who thinks of me, Christ in every eye that sees me, Christ in every ear that hears me. Salvation is of the Lord. Salvation is of the Christ. Make your salvation, O Lord, be ever with us. Marriage Preparation Classes for Spring of 2012 Class schedule as follows: March 17, 2012, March 31, 2012, April 14, 2012, April 28, 2012, from 9:00 AM to Noon at Parish Formation Center (School Bldg.) Classes that are missed can be made up during Fall classes of 2012 so make sure you plan with plenty of time. Note: There are several requirements in the process we use, all the steps of the process must be completed before any dates are set to reserve the Church. Finally, after all prerequisites have been completed, the couple and priest plan the final details for the wedding, and discuss other aspects of the liturgy. For more information, please call the TACC Pastoral Center 719-846-3369 or Deacon Phil+Vera 719-846-7436. Another FOCCUS will be scheduled for those who missed the first session. Watch bulletin for dates PAINTING DETAILS I am sure everyone has noticed the beautiful painting that we now have above the Risen Christ in the Church. The artist, Eileen, that was here did a great job, in fact an excellent job, in restoring it to what would have been the original picture. She indicated that it appeared to her the original was never completed. Artists work out from the canvas one layer at a time. They build out from the base, and again it appeared that this was not totally completed. A signature was not found on the painting. Speculation covers several things, funds ran out, paint ran out, the artist died or moved from the area. Pure speculation. Eileen was able to touch up several areas and bring out the various colors, etc. that were needed to get to the final picture; the one that you see now. She did not add anything to the painting that was not there from the original. What you see now is what was painted or attempted to be painted in the beginning. Over the years when the church was painted, the painters covered about 4 inches on each side of the painting. If it looks bigger now than before, it is because she expanded the painting to the edge of the canvas. She is not done. In about 6 months, she will return and seal it. So, unfortunately, the scaffolding will have to go up once more but this time only for a couple of days.
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