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, call 1-877-404-5708 or emailing

                                 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
      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

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:
                                                    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
 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

                         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)

              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

       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.

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
                                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
                                                                                     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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