The Church of the Most Holy Trinity July 12, 2009 Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time My Dear Friends in Christ, I cannot express to you the joy that I feel when I see the mingling of various cul- tures and ethnic groups represented in the church. We seem to be a small “snapshot” of the universal Church in the gathering of many races and many traditions who come to worship together as brothers and sisters in the Lord. Many parishioners have commented on the beauty of how well-integrated the church is and has been, and I am certain it is pleasing to the Lord as well. I am so thankful for the different ushers and acolytes, lec- tors and altar servers who come from various backgrounds and ethnic origin. At a recent wedding rehearsal, we were practicing the recessional train with the groomsmen and the bridesmaids. At one point, a white gentleman put out his arm to es- cort an African-American bridesmaid. It only dawned on me later that twenty years ago that would have been unheard of, and forty years ago would have been criminal. We still have a long way to go in race relations, and in erasing racism in any form, but it is good to see progress even on the smallest level of the parish. You will notice that we are trying to incorporate more of our “Lift Every Voice and Sing” hymnal, as it is a rich treasure of dignified Gospel music. I hope you will join in and sing to the God who hears us in many languages and sees us only in one color: the color of love. Asking you to pray for the Souls you may meet someday in Purgatory, Fr. Tim Donahue Pray For Our Sick and Shut-in Parishioners Joey Wilson Sarah Craig Mary Young Pearce Cregan Laura Jaime Lorene Green George Kemp Rhonda Gabor Nucia Reimers Stella Arevalo Willie Stanley Brian Parks Amanda Barnes Adrian Ramp James Livingston Ruby Evans Kimberly Terry Yvonne Cail Thomas Almeter Tanina Cregan Emily Collier Louise McMahon Edith Kelsey Robert Hernandez Chad Norris Patrick Chance Darvin Hagen Joyce Culpepper Herman Mitchell Raymond Carmondy Bessie Dunston The names we list in the bulletin are those who are acutely ill, that is, those in the hospital or confined to their home. Please call the office at 706-722-4944 to add or delete a name. For prayer line call Ellen Mongan: 706-855-8668 or e-mail Mary-Garner Merz: email@example.com. If you are hospitalized, homebound or in a care facility or if you know of other parishioners who are in a similar situation, please contact Sister Bernadette at 706-722-4944 ext. 306 or William Harper at ext. 305. Please leave a message if we are not in our offices. July 12th - July 19th July 12th - July 19th July 12 Am 7:12-15, Ps 85:9-14, Eph 1:3-14, Mk 6:7- Sat. Vigil 5:00pm Missa Pro Populo 13 Sun. 8:00am Missa Pro Populo July 13 Ex 1:8-14, 22, Ps 124:1b-8, Mt 10:34-11:1 10:00am Missa Pro Populo July 14 Ex 2:1-15a, Ps 69:3, 14, 30-34, Mt 11:20-24 12:30pm Missa Pro Populo July 15 Ex 3:1-6, 9-12, Ex 3:1-6, 9-12, Ps 103:1b-4, 6 Mon. 12:15pm Dolores Torres † -7, Mt 11:25-27 Tues. 12:15pm Wilbert Harper † July 16 Ex 3:13-20. Ps 105:1 and 5, 8-9, 24-27, Mt Wed. 12:15pm Peter Krafinski † 11:28-30 Thurs. 12:15pm Maggie H. Dixon † July 17 Ex 11:10-12:14, Ps 116:12-13, 15 and 16bc, Fri. 12:15 pm William Conlon † 17-18, Mt 12:1-8 Sat. 10:00am Kirsten Swindell † July 18 Ex 12:37-42, Ps 136:1 and 23-24, 10-12, 13- 5:00pm Missa Pro Populo 15, Mt 12:14-21 Sun. 8:00am Missa Pro Populo July 19 Jer 23:1-6, Ps 23:1-3, 3-6, Eph 2:13-18, Mk 10:00am Missa Pro Populo 6:30-34 12:30pm Missa Pro Populo Events For This Week Sunday, July 12th Mass Times: 8:00 am, 10:00 am, 12:30pm C Catechism 6:00pm SPH Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Location Key: Monday, July 13th (Adoration & Rosary 8-9am) Mass: 12:15 pm C Girl Scouts Project (Pillows for Cancer Patients) 10:00am SPH PC =Parish St. Henry Center Tuesday, July 14th (Adoration & Rosary 8-9am) Mass: 12:15 pm C CR = Con- 8:00pm SFHconf ference Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha AA Room SPH = St. (Adoration & Rosary 8-9am) Anointing Mass: 12:15 C Patrick Hall Wednesday, July 15th pm SFH = St. St. Bonaventure MHT at Soup Kitchen preparing & serving lunch Francis Hall N = Nursery Thursday, July 16th NO morning Adoration Mass: 12:15 pm C C = Church Adoration after 12:15 Mass until 4:30pm MS = Music Our Lady of Carmel Scripture Study 7:00pm SFH Suite PC3rd/2nd = Friday, July 17th (Adoration & Rosary 8-9am) Mass: 12:15 pm C Wedd. Reh. 5:00pm Parish Cen- 6:00pm ter Wedd. Reh. AA 8:00pm SFHconf 2nd or 3rd Floor IC= Im- Saturday, July 18th Mass Times: 10:00 am Vigil 5:00 pm C Wedding Information Session 11:00am C maculate St. Camillus de Lellis Wedding 1:00pm C Conception Blessed Virgin Mary 7:00pm C Wedding Academy Sunday, July 19th Mass Times: 8:00 am, 10:00 am, 12:30 pm C 5 SFHconf Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time ACF Catechism 6:00pm SPH Pray for Our Military Please pray for our parishioners who are in the military, especially for the following parishioners stationed in Iraq Hymns for Today’s Liturgy and other areas of the Middle East. Capt. Schuyler M. Hannan-Iraq Fifteenth Sunday in EO2 Michael Thorne-Iraq Ordinary Time SSG Robert Hinde - Iraq Processional:#520 All Creatures of our God Capt. Kevin Toth - Iraq and King Lasst Uns Erfreue USMC Steven Ciechan - Afghanistan SSGT James M. Lawson - Qatar Psalm:#908 Lord, let us see your kindness, If you know of other parishioners stationed in the and grant us your salvation. Middle East, please call the office at 706-722-4944 so that we can offer our intentions for them. Communion Hymn:#510 I Want To Walk As A Child Of The Light. Condolences Houston To the family and friends of Donna Smith. Donna entered into eternal rest on June 28th. She was laid to rest on July Recessional Hymn:#521 From All That Dwell 2nd. Below The Skies To Helen and John Jenkins, their family and friends. Their Duke Street son-in-law, Bruce C. Harris, husband of Hope Jenkins Harris, passed away suddenly June 30th in Panama City, FL. He was laid to rest near his home in Tampa, FL. Summer Music Notes To Joseph (Joe) Conway, his family and friends. His wife, 10:00 a.m. Mass Choir: Summer is a great time to come sing Pat, entered into eternal rest peacefully on July 1st. Her with the 10:00 a.m. choir, since rehearsals are held 9:00 a.m. final resting place will be in Wisconsin. before the 10:00 a.m. Mass. If you are interested in singing May they rest in peace. with us during the summer, please contact Dr. Nancy Sutton, 706-722-4944, or better yet, simply show up in the Choir Suite Bicentennial Brick on the second floor of St. Francis Hall a few minutes before If you haven’t gotten your commemorative brick…..please 9:00 a.m. so we can set you up with a music folder and a robe. place your order today! Come sing! Cantate Domino! Did you realize for as little as .60 cents a day (less than a coke) you can buy a Bicentennial Brick? 12:30 p.m. Mass Women’s Choir: Rehearsals continue We have many activities planned for 2010 and brick sales during the summer as usual on Sundays beginning at 11:20 a.m. will help offset the expenses. – 12:20 p.m. before the 12:30 Mass. The Choir Suite is on the We are the oldest Catholic Church in the state of Georgia second floor of St. Francis Hall. Calling ladies of all ages to celebrating 200 years and you can become a part of the come sing in this choir! Jubilate Deo! Church of the Most Holy Trinity’s rich history in the mak- ing! Planned Giving Go to the website and order a brick today at: Charitable Remainder Trusts allow you to make a gift to your www.themostholytrinity.org. Please ~ buy your brick church while retaining income from the gifted asset during your today! lifetime (and that of your spouse). If your trust is funded with appreciated property, capitol gains taxes may be avoided. There Mother's Day Out may also be a significant current income tax deduction at the Fall Registration time the trust is created. We are now accepting registration for our Fall Mother's Day Out Progam to begin August 17th. Spaces available Council of Catholic Women of the for children who are walking through the age of four. Church of the Most Holy Trinity Classes meet Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from The council is seeking to have 100% participation of women of 9:30am - 1:30pm. For more information, call Cheryl our church signed up for the council before our Bicentennial Weinand at 706-228-4887. celebration in 2010. Every lady in our parish is eligible and en- couraged to become active members of this great and historic Remember the Church of the Most Holy Trinity and group. The purpose of the council is to help support our pastor, Immaculate Conception Academy in your bequest. our parish school and our seminarians. The dues are as follows: $5 for ladies 65 and older, $10 for patrons and $15 for voting “In hoc signo vinces. = In this sign you will con- members. Your dues can be mailed to the church office at P.O. quer.” (Words Constantine heard in a vision from Box 2446, 30901 or drop an envelope in the collection basket. Christ) Please mark the envelope CCW DUES. Happy Birthday Father Donahue. Banns of Marriage Father will celebrate his birthday on The following couples will soon be married here at MHT! May God bless them in their new vocation as Friday, July 17th. they strive to live out the challenging plan of Jesus for We hope that your birthday is grand. Holy Marriage. Immaculate Conception Brian Ditullio and Allison Crook Charleston, SC Danny Swift and Tasha Maslowski Grovetown, GA Is Still Registering Students Dale Bowles and Katrina Kelly Augusta, GA If you are tired of the problems associated with the public Joseph Firmin and Saray Elizabeth del Prado de la schools, (low test scores, bomb threats, discipline problems, etc.) Cruz Monterey, Mexico now is the time to make a change. IC fosters a Catholic Christian environment where students can grow both academically and Mandatory Wedding Information Session spiritually. Furthermore, IC accepts students of all races and reli- The next wedding information session is scheduled for gious denominations. Saturday, July 18th at 11:00 a.m. at the Church. At- Please call 706-722-9964 if you are interested in the best tendance is required prior to arranging plans for your education possible for your child for one of the lowest tuition wedding. At this session, diocesan and church regula- rates in the CSRA! tions will be discussed. If you have questions, call Lisa Count, Wedding Coordinator and Director, at 803-278- Sisters In Christ 3226. All are invited to our July 21, 2009 meeting for Sisters In Christ. Tamsen Delong will speak on, "The View From Above." Join us A Mandatory Marriage Preparation Re- for lunch in the private room at El Valle Mexican Restaurant treat - The next Engaged Couples weekend will be at 3830 Washington Road. Meeting begins at 11:30 a.m., come at St. Joseph Catholic Church, August 21st and and bring a friend. No reservations needed. For more informa- 22nd. This certification is required to be married in the tion call Ellen Mongan 706-855-8668. Catholic Church. Advance registration is required to attend. Please remember that this certification is manda- RETROUVAILLE (“RE-TRO-VI”) tory. For more information or registration, call the office at 706-798-1920. A LIFE LINE FOR MARRIED COUPLES Couples slowly and quietly drift apart, or are being torn apart by Worldwide Marriage Encounter terrible words and actions. Are you frustrated, hurt, angry? Does Lent is a time for growth. Come and join us for a week- talking about it only make it worse? end designed to strengthen the love between you and This program offers the chance to rediscover yourself, your your spouse, and your spirituality. For more information spouse, and a loving relationship in your marriage. Reach for the or to register for one of the 2009 weekends: July 17th- Retrouvaille lifeline. 19th in Jacksonville, or October 9th-11th in Savannah, Our next Retrouvaille Weekend will be September 11-13, 2009 call 800-923-WWME (9963) or register on line at in an Augusta Hotel. www.geocities.com/jaxmeweb. For additional information or to register call (800) 470-2230. If calling from outside the Savannah Diocese call (706) 863-1465. A Celebration Next Year - You’re More info at www.retrouvaille.org. invited to our 200th Birthday Party Space limited. Register early. weekend events; Pray for our Priests. June 18 - 20, 2010. We’re excited! Ten Reasons to Make Your Offertory Gift Through Faith Direct 1. No more checks to write or envelopes to find 2. 52 Weeks of predictable income for your parish 3. Greater security than cash or checks 4. No cost for you to participate 5. Online control of your offertory giving – including special collections 6. Reduction of envelope and postage expense for Most Holy Trinity 7. Less work for our parish office staff to post contribution records 8. Offertory cards enable you to witness your gift of treasure 9. Earn credit card points for your offertory gifts 10. Fr. Donahue does! Join the parishioners who use Faith Direct for their parish giving. Visit www.faithdirect.net, our parish code is GA149, or call 866.507.8757 (toll-free) for more information. Pro-Life News JESUS IS THE ANSWER…WHO CARES WHAT THE QUESTION IS! An unnamed older man uttered this profound truth with joy and conviction at a rest stop in middle Georgia after losing all his possessions to Katrina. During these days of “hope and change” we may tend in many ways to be skeptical. “Many, if not most, people today doubt that there is any truth upon which all individuals can agree…thinking that morals are relative to a culture or even to an individual.” As we try to sort out the barrage of information, plans and promises that mount up each day, it becomes ever more apparent that we have only One Source of Truth we can depend on: JESUS, who speaks to us through His Church. A case in point is the recent endorsement of the entire homosexual agenda by our president at the first “LBGT Pride Month reception” at the White House where he spoke of “worn arguments and old attitudes.” Dealing with a loved one or a friend’s same-sex attraction can be a heartrending challenge. As a Catholic, how do you respond? Here are some steps for starters from the June 21 issue of Our Sunday Visitor: First, Pray: Fall on your knees and pray; Second, Prepare: Educate yourself about the truth of same-sex attrac- tion; Third, Persevere: Persevere in prayer and in the face of disappointments and discouragement. Fourth, Proclaim: Proclaim the truth. Don’t just sit by; become proactive. Visit the Courage Community, a website given the Triple Excel- lency Award for Excellence in Fidelity, Resources and Usability by CatholicCulture.org at www.couragerc.net/index.htm. The time has come when we cannot afford to think and make our decisions based on Left or Right, Republican or Democrat, Liberal or Conservative, Black or White but RIGHT OR WRONG. WE MUST SEARCH FOR AND DO THE TRUTH. HOW! NESTLE IN THE ROCK. ST. ELIZABETH MINISTRY PRO-LIFE ACTIVITIES THIS WEEK: Please pray regularly for our expectant mothers. If you are WEDNESDAY MORNING expecting a baby, please call the parish office so that we 6:30-8:00 a.m., Prayer and Small Group Sharing at can put your name under the St. Elizabeth Ministry. We Planned Parenthood. will pray for both mother and child. FRIDAY AFTERNOON, 5:00-6:00 pm, PRAYER Jennifer McKinney Tracy Branch VIGIL AT PLANNED PARENTHOOD. PRAISE AND Liz Williams Melinda McNally WORSHIP WITH LIVE MUSIC, PRAYERS AND Celina Rowan Kelly Dolin SHARING. COME STAND WITH US FOR LIFE Candice Blanton Anna Kisting AND FOR WHAT’S RIGHT. “WE HAVE A DUTY TO BE SATURDAY MORNING 9:00 a.m.-12noon. YOUTH AND FAMILY RO- POLITICALLY ENGAGED. Why? Be- SARY (10:00 a.m.), as well as private prayer and in- cause politics is the exercise of power, and the use of struction at “A Preferred Health Center,” (Abortion power always has moral content and human conse- Facility) at 2903 Professional Parkway at the intersection quences…if we claim to be 'Catholic,' we need to prove it of Walton Way Extension and Pleasant Home Road by our behaviour. And serving other people by working for justice, charity and truth in our nation's political life is WEBSITES TO VISIT: one of the very important ways we do that." Catholic Culture: www.catholicCulture.org As for those who separate their faith from their political IgnatiusInsight: www.ignatiusinsight.com actions: "That kind of separation would require Christians Edith Stein Foundation: (empowering women) to deny who we are; to repudiate Jesus." (Archbishop www.theedithsteinfoundation.com Chaput, Lifesitenews, Feb 25, 2009) Beautiful Music to Benefit - St. Vincent de St. John Choir Camp Paul Clinic - The music ministry of St. Mary on the July 13-17 Hill Church has just released Spiritual Pipes, a solo re- for young musicians entering grades 1-7 cording by their organist, Alvin R. Blount. This CD in- Daily 9:00 a.m. - 1 :00 p.m. cludes classical music and keyboard arrangements of spiri- At St. John UMC, 736 Greene St. tuals such as "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot," "Were You For more information call 706-724-9641 or email There?”, "I Want Jesus to Walk With Me," and "Soon I firstname.lastname@example.org Will Be Done." They are $12.00 per copy and all proceeds Note: You save money by registering early. (Early will benefit the St. Vincent de Paul Health Clinic here in registration allows us to order tee shirts at a savings.) Augusta. Your donations are also tax-deductible and you can obtain a copy by contacting St. Mary's at First Annual Augusta Deanery Youth Event 706-733-6627. August 15th at St. Teresa of Avila Dedication of Resurrection of Our Lord Praise and Worship Sessions Spirit Filled Talks 112 Fell St. Food/Inflatables and Mass Savannah After Mass, dinner will be served and On Sunday, August 23rd, Resurrection of Our Lord a concert will follow dinner. Catholic Church will celebrate the dedication of its new Contact Jim McKeon for a permission form and send him a church. check for $30 to reserve a space and a T-shirt. We are extending an invitation to you to be part of this historic and joyous event by taking out an ad in the com- Loosening the Bonds of Injustice memorative souvenir booklet. We pray that our government agencies and public servants The price of the ads is: Full Page $100, Half Page $50, and become strong advocates for victims of wage theft. Quarter Page $25. We seek justice for workers. ~Faith Works, Spring 2009 Please make checks payable to Resurrection of Our Lord Catholic Church. Please turn in your camera ready ad by Wednesday, July Altar Flowers - If you would like to donate flowers for 22nd to the church or by email email@example.com. For infor- the Altar, in honor of or in memory of a family member or mation, please call 912-232-5258. friend or a special occasion, please call Cami Mills at 706- 863-8130. VIRTUS Protecting God’s Children is a child sex abuse awareness and prevention program Save the Date for Our Parish Picnic sponsored by the diocese. All employees and volunteers September 27th. in the diocese who work with minors in their ministries on a regular basis must attend one VIRTUS session. If you are planning to attend, please register by calling the For Nationwide Mass Times and Locations: Call church of your choice. Advance registion online at Mass Times 1-410-676-6000 or visit the website www.virtus.org. Registration is required to at: www.masstimes.org attend a class. Location: Date: Time: St. Teresa of Avila 8/8/2009 9:00am–Noon Educ. Bldg. Rm. 12 Church of the Most Holy 8/19/2009 6:00pm Trinity, St. Patrick Hall Please register as soon as you move into the parish. Fill in this form and return it, or better yet – bring it to the office and we St. Teresa of Avila 9/12/2009 9:00am-Noon can meet you. Educ. Bldg. Rm. 12 Name:______________________________________ Address:____________________________________ City & State:________________________________ Prayer Shawl Ministry ~ that knits and/or cro- Telephone Number:__________________________ chets for people who are going through a difficult time in their lives such as illness and loss. We meet in the annex WELCOME, VISITORS AND GUESTS of St. Teresa of Avila every Wednesday from 1:15-3:15 If you are visiting our parish, we would like you to sign our p.m. For more information, please email Arlo Hobbs at: guest book. It is located on a table in the narthex (the vestibule) firstname.lastname@example.org or call 706-993-7401 or Cathy of the church. We are happy that you came to worship with us! Klaus 706-863-6365.