A Message from Fr Joe

Dear Holy Trinity Family,
 
It has been a pleasure to be with you these past 2 months first as Deacon Joe and then as Father Joe. Thank you for again welcoming me so warmly into your Holy Trinity community, your families, and your hearts. As a newly ordained priest, I am grateful for the experiences I have had here with celebrating Mass, Baptisms, Confessions, and working with Fr Reynold and Fr John. Please stop by the Parish Office today or in the next weeks to pick up a prayer card from my Ordination and Mass of Thanksgiving – a little reminder to pray for me and for all priests.
 
This next Sunday, September 1st will be my last day at Holy Trinity. I will be returning to Rome, Italy to complete additional graduate level studies in the field of Liturgical Theology. I ask that you keep me in your prayers, and know of my prayers for you also.
 
In Christ’s Peace,
Fr. Joe Squillacioti

Worship Night

All parishioners are invited to our Worship Night on Thursday, September 5th 7:00-8:00pm in the Church. Everyone is invited! All ages are welcome to join. One hour of community, praise, worship, and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.



Women’s Ministry Open House

Join the Women’s Ministry on Wednesday, September 18th for their Journey Together Open House! All women are invited. Come meet the other women of Holy Trinity and learn more about the 22 week Bible Study that will begin on September 25th. Registration for the study is below! For more information please contact holytrinitywm@gmail.com

Journey Together Registration

    MORNING SESSION ONLY. Ages 3 and up (potty trained). A waiver form must also be completed and returned when checking in for a meeting.
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Feast of the Assumption

This Wednesday, August 15th we will celebrate a Vigil Mass for the Feast of Assumption at 7:00pm. The following day, Thursday August 15th, we will celebrate Mass for this Holy Day of Obligation at 8:30am. We hope you can come celebrate Mass with us!

Why do we celebrate the Assumption of Mary into Heaven? Please see below…


On November 1, 1950, Pope Pius XII defined the Assumption of Mary to be a dogma of faith: “We pronounce, declare and define it to be a divinely revealed dogma that the immaculate Mother of God, the ever Virgin Mary, having completed the course of her earthly life, was assumed body and soul to heavenly glory.” The pope proclaimed this dogma only after a broad consultation of bishops, theologians and laity. There were few dissenting voices. What the pope solemnly declared was already a common belief in the Catholic Church.

We find homilies on the Assumption going back to the sixth century. In following centuries, the Eastern Churches held steadily to the doctrine, but some authors in the West were hesitant. However by the 13th century there was universal agreement. The feast was celebrated under various names—Commemoration, Dormition, Passing, Assumption—from at least the fifth or sixth century. Today it is celebrated as a solemnity.

Scripture does not give an account of Mary’s Assumption into heaven. Nevertheless, Revelation 12 speaks of a woman who is caught up in the battle between good and evil. Many see this woman as God’s people. Since Mary best embodies the people of both Old and New Testaments, her Assumption can be seen as an exemplification of the woman’s victory.

Furthermore, in 1 Corinthians 15:20, Paul speaks of Christ’s resurrection as the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep.

Since Mary is closely associated with all the mysteries of Jesus’ life, it is not surprising that the Holy Spirit has led the Church to believe in Mary’s share in his glorification. So close was she to Jesus on earth, she must be with him body and soul in heaven.

Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary – Franciscan Media




CLOW Update

Children’s Liturgy of the Word dismissal for the Sunday 8:30am and 10:30am Mass times needs your help!  If this is an area of ministry you have considered joining, faithful servants will be outside Mass on Sunday, August 11 after the 8:30am and 10:30am Mass times to answer any questions or concerns!  We are in prayer for additional servants in the vineyard to be able to continue this most precious ministry.

Parent(s) and their children are invited to a special Children’s Liturgy of the Word dismissal on Sunday, August 18 at the 8:30am and 10:30am Mass times.  Parent(s) please come forward with your child when the Celebrant calls children from kindergarten to fourth grade to the altar.  The Celebrant will bless all children and parents at the altar, both child and parent(s) will come into the meeting room and return to the church following the prayers of the faithful.   We look forward to serving parent(s) and children on this most special day! 


Women’s Ministry Field Trip to Christ Cathedral

DATE: Tuesday, August 13th

TIME: 8:30am Mass at Holy Trinity

9:00am – Carpool from Holy Trinity (or self-drive)

10:00am – Guided tour – one hour walking tour (which
will NOT include the inside of the actual church as construction
on the organ will be in progress; you can see the inside if you
attend Mass on the weekend.)

– Optional self-pay lunch at Lucille’s (across the street)
Families are invited (Young ones are included if you are
willing to remove them from the tour if they are distracting the
tour guide/group.)

PLEASE RSVP: We will need to have a count for the tour
and for restaurant seating. Click here to sign up.

For questions, please contact Vicki Thompson at
vicki4550@yahoo.com or (949) 652-5239


Future Fr. Joe

On Saturday, July 27th Deacon Joe will be ordained into the Priesthood of Jesus Christ. On Sunday, July 28th Fr Joseph Squillacioti will celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving at Holy Trinity at 5:30pm. All are welcome! A reception and first blessing will follow after Mass.