Drive-Through Communion (begins Sunday 11/29/20)

We are excited to announce that we will be offering drive-through communion for those individuals who are watching livestream Mass in the morning on Sundays. The communion service will be a drive-through and take place between the hours of 2pm and 2:30pm on Sundays starting on November 29, 2020.

Please refer to the attached documents for more information/directions as well as a traffic map.

Instructions for Drive-Through Communion _ HT _ final


COVID 19 Mass Updates

As some of you may have heard at Masses this past weekend, we had been planning to move Sunday Masses into the church this coming weekend in celebration of the Feast of Christ the King. Unfortunately, we are now unable to do so due to Orange County moving back into the purple tier on the State of California’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy. Once the county moves back to the red tier we will re-assess the ability to move back into the church for Mass with a capacity of 100 people.
Effective tomorrow, the weekday 8:30AM Mass that has been inside the church will move back to being held in the courtyard between the parish hall and the parish office. Beginning this weekend, the confirmation and middle school classes that have been held in the hall the past couple of weeks will also move back into the courtyard between the parish hall and the parish office. Any other planned liturgical celebrations (baptisms, funerals, weddings) will be held outside until further notice.
The Blessed Sacrament Chapel will remain open for personal prayer – Monday-Friday from 9AM-3PM.

Welcome Emmanuel Perez- Middle School & Youth Ministry Coordinator

My name is Emmanuel Perez and I am very blessed to be welcomed into the Holy Trinity Parish Family as the Coordinator of Middle School and Youth Ministry! I began ministry at a young age under the guidance of Fr. Ismael as an Acolyte in the Parish of St. Mary of the Angels in the city of Ukiah where I was born and raised. After relocating to the Central Valley, I answered the call to serve the Church for a total of four years in various positions including Administrative Assistant to the Pastor, Safe Environment Coordinator, and Youth Minister at St. Jude Thaddeus Parish. During this time, I was able to learn, lead & contribute to many committees which included the Youth & Young Adult Committee for the Diocese of Fresno, CA (representing the Merced-Mariposa Vicariate).
I have received an A.A in Psychology and Theatre Arts as a Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society graduate. I am currently completing my B.A in Public Administration at Cal State Fullerton where I plan to pursue higher education. Before embarking on this new journey at Holy Trinity, I served as the Confirmation & Youth Ministry Coordinator at Santiago de Compostela Parish in Lake Forest for the past year and a half.
I am a great believer and advocate in 1 Timothy 4:12. “Do not let anyone look down on you because you are young, but be an example for the believers in your speech, your conduct, your love, faith, and purity.”
And like Saint Junipero Serra proclaimed “Siempre Adelante” “Always Moving Forward”…with this spirit, I look forward to serving the families of Holy Trinity as we journey together in faith.
In Christ,
Emmanuel Perez
Holy Trinity Catholic Church
Middle School & Youth Ministry Coordinator
Phone: (949) 218-3131 ext. 101
Email: eperez@holytrinityladera.org

You Are Called & Gifted

Holy Trinity Women’s Ministry invites you to join us for an introduction to the Called and Gifted Program from the Catherine of Siena Institute.
Presenters Cathy Roby and Stephanie Marquez will guide us in a presentation designed to encourage you to discover your charisms. Charism is a Greek word that means “favor” or “gratuitous gift” and all of us through our baptism have been given these gifts.  Cathy and Stephanie will explain how you can participate in the discernment of gifts through an exercise that you can do following the introductory meeting, online and at your own pace. This is a fantastic way to begin to discern God’s plan for you.Please Join Us 

Wednesday, August 26th
9:15AM-10:45AM
Meeting will be via Zoom

RSVP holytrinitywm@gmail.com

 


Outdoor Daily Mass

Beginning Monday July 20th, Daily Mass will now be celebrated outdoors! Similar to Sunday Mass, please wear a mask and practice social distancing. If you are unable to attend you can still view the live stream of Mass on Facebook.


DAILY RECONCILIATION

BEGINNING MONDAY JULY 13th The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available after Daily Mass from 9am to 10am Monday thru Friday. Fr Michael or Fr Charles will hear your confessions outside from a safe distance. Please wear a mask. You can stream Mass at home then drive over or on your phone in the parking lot and walk over afterwards!



Drive-Bye for Fr Reynold & Fr John

A unique opportunity to see Fr Reynold and Fr John prior to celebrating their last weekend Mass! Join us on Friday June 26th for “goodbye wave” parade from our cars. Enter the Terrace Road driveway and exit Corporate Drive driveway to help with traffic. They will be standing right in front of the church by the parking lot! Honk, smile, shout your best wishes, hold up thank you signs! Please stay in your cars to adhere to the physical distancing guidelines and to protect the health of our Priests.

Let’s send our beloved Fr Reynold and Fr John a goodbye to remember!

Also, If you have not already participated in the memory book for Fr Reynold, please click here for details!


Our New Parochial Vicar

FR CHARLES TRAN

Fr. Charles Tran was born in Vietnam and raised Catholic. He was an altar server from the second grade until he graduated from high school.

He credited being close to the altar and participating in the Vietnamese Eucharistic Youth Movement as experiences that helped deepen his faith and increased his love for the Eucharist and the priesthood.

Fr. Charles completed his theological studies at St. Patrick’s Seminary & University and was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Kevin Vann in June 2014. Our Lady Queen of Angels Church was his first assignment as a priest where he served for four years. Afterwards, he was assigned to St. Norbert Church for two years.

Fr. Charles looks forward to serving the community at Holy Trinity Church. He humbly requests that everyone prays for him and helps him to be an instrument of God’s love.


MEET OUR NEW PASTOR

Fr. Michael St. Paul, native of Southern California, was ordained to the priesthood on June 11, 2005. He studied at St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo, CA, where he received a Master’s Degree in Divinity and a Master of Arts Degree in Theology. Also, while at St. John’s, Fr. Michael received a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Philosophy. Prior to the seminary and during his business life, Fr. Michael received a Master of Science Degree in Organizational Development and a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Human Relations and Organizational Behavior from the University of San Francisco.

Fr. Michael’s first parish assignment was at St. Joseph Church in Santa Ana as Parochial Vicar, and then to St. Anthony Claret Church in Anaheim in 2009, and has been at St. Polycarp since July, 2011 as Pastor.

Prior to his priestly formation, Fr. Michael worked for the Walt Disney Company in various administration/management positions for over 20 years. In Fr. Michael’s vocation story he states, “I have worked for the ‘Magic Kingdom’ for half of my life and now I work for the Eternal Kingdom for the rest of my life!”
Father Michael looks forward to becoming the new Pastor of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Ladera Ranch (July 1st) and meeting all of the wonderful parishioners.