Wednesday, December 8, 2010 is the feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is a holy day of obligation. The Mass schedule for the feast is: anticipatory Mass, Tuesday, December 7 at 5:30 pm.The Masses for the feast day are: 8:00 am, 12:05 pm and 5:30 pm. Don’t forget to mark your calendars and plan to join the parish family for this blessed feast.
THE FEAST OF OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE
According to the calendar of the Church, the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe is normally celebrated on December 12. This year, December 12 is the Third Sunday of Advent. Because of this, the feast will be celebrated Friday, December 10 at a Mass scheduled for 6:00 pm.
ADVENT RECONCILIATION SERVICE
Be Sure To Mark Your Calendars: The Advent Reconciliation Service is scheduled for Thursday, December 16, 2010, at 6:30 pm, Holy Trinity Church.
THANK YOU, THANK YOU!
We offer a sincere and grateful thank you to the Knights of Columbus for all their hard work in finishing the second sacristy. The shelves, the painting and all the details have turned the room into a thing of beauty. The Knights are very generous with their time and finances whenever anything is needed to enhance and/or add beauty to our church. Dear Knights, be assured of our prayers for you and your families. Again, thank you!
All Catholic organizations will gather for their annual Christmas Banquet on Monday, December 13th at 6:00 pm. The banquet will be held at the Holiday Inn. Cost for the meal will be $18.00 (tax and tip included) per person. The menu choices are Roasted Sirloin or Cordon Bleu Chicken. Reservation must be made, with payment, by Tuesday, December 7th. Call Betty Blasi @ 846-7605 or Louise Slavec @ 846-3369 ext 14 to make your reservation.
OUR THANKS AGAIN
Once again we extend a sincere thank you to the ladies and one gentleman who gave of their time and energy to come and join in cleaning of our church for the Holiday Season celebrations. It is so said, that many hands make the work easier. Thanks again to you all and God Bless.
The regular monthly Knights of Columbus Bingo will be held Tuesday, December 7th at the KC Home at 205 S. Commercial St. Doors open at 6:00 pm, bingo start promptly at 7:00 pm. The 50/50 raffle will be conducted and pull-tabs will be sold. The progressive jackpot will be over $300! Soft drinks are always available free to all players.
Happy Birthday to Mary Martinez! Mary celebrated her 99th Birthday on November 26th. Best wishes and God bless you!
DECEMBER 5, 2010 SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT
_________________________________________________________________________ HOLY TRINITY MASSES, DECEMBER 5 – DECEMBER 12, 2010
Anv. Mass for: Madeline Petramala
Antionette Coszalter, LeAndra Gyurman, Grace DeBella, Fred Kokjohn,
Special Intention for Cress Family, In Honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary
SAN ISIDRO INTENTIONS:
Deceased members of the Silva Family
Anv. Mass for: Annie Slavec
Grace DeBella, John DiGarbo, Mike and Concetta Passarelli,
Living and deceased of the Medina Family
Filbert Garcia, Fred Kokjohn, Grace DeBella, Charles Tranter Jr.
Sam Garbo, Anna Zuech, Grace DeBella, Lorraine Alfonso
ST. IGNATIUS INTENTIONS:
Maria Ann Trujillo, Deceased members of the Silva Families
Anv. Mass for: Ralph Passarelli Sr., Josephine Arko
Jennie Salbato, Angelina Bergant, Joe and Annie Slavec
Deceased of the Sola and Iuppa Families; Deceased of Gelmini Family
Anv. Mass for: Madeline Vecchio, Mike Ruscetti, Onesimo Sanchez
Fred Kokjohn, John Terry, Lorraine Alfonso, James Garcia, Lucille Gallegos, Flora Cordova,
Helen Williams, Living & deceased of Modica/Compton Families;
Benefactors and those remembered in memorials, Special Int. for Catherine Terry
Anv. Mass for: Catarina Martinez, Fermin Quinomez
Floyd A. Chavez, Ladislao Pineda, Raymond Sandoval, Tom Sandoval,
Tomas Rios, Arleanna Runion, Nestor Martinez, Living and deceased of Guadalupe Society
THE SOUTHERN COLORADO REPERTORY THEATRE (SCRT) will host an appreciation dinner for Fred and Harriet Vaugeois on Sunday, December 5th at Sebastiani Gym. The spaghetti and meatball dinner, provided by Fran Monteleone of Nana and Nano’s, will be served from 11 am. – 3 pm. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12 years of age. The public is invited to take part, enjoy a delicious Italian dinner and show appreciation for the Vaugeois, who brought the SCRT to Trinidad and spearheaded the group for nine years.
Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010 Potluck for Children, Young People and parents.
11:00 am in the Formation Center
Friday, Dec. 24, 2010 Christmas Eve Mass for Children & Young People
3:00 pm. The majority of seating in the church
will be reserved for children, young people and their family members.
Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010 Christmas Break. No Religious Education Sessions
ADULT SCRIPTURE STUDY
The Adult Scripture Group will meet on Wednesday, December 8, 2010 at 3:30 pm in the parish Formation Center. In observance of the Feast observed, participants are asked to bring a little goodie to share.
NOTE: If you attended a Baptism Formation Class and have not been called by a priest or deacon to schedule the Sacrament, please call Brother Harry.
SPECIAL CATECHIST NEEDED
One of our most dedicated and experienced Catechists has informed us that she will be leaving Trinidad soon to live in New Mexico. For several years this Catechists has de-voted herself to our Children’s Rite of Christian Initiation process. The rewards for this ministry are plentiful and I’m asking members of the parish to consider assisting us with this vital and important ministry. If interested, please call Brother Harry at 846-3369 # 12.
It is that time of year…. school is back in session and regularly scheduled youth activities are getting underway. If a young person is interested in attending, please contact Alicia at 846-3369 ext 13 or attend one of the activities and pick-up a registration sheet and full calendar.
Sessions are held in the Holy Trinity Formation Center/School from 10:30am – 12:00
December Sun – 5 Session
Sun – 12 Session
Sun – 19 Advent Party
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.
FROM THE DESK OF SISTER DIDYAKNOW
Advent: The Tree
The Christmas tree combines a winter solstice celebration of the Germanic peoples with a later medieval morality play. One of the more popular plays revolved around the story of Adam and Eve and the promise of the Messiah. A fir tree, adorned with the supposed forbidden apple, served as the Paradise Tree. After their conversion, the Germanic people took their festival of light and reinterpreted it as representative of the light to come, Jesus the Christ. Brought together over time, today we have the Christmas tree. The challenge is to make the tree more than a mere decoration and let it speak as the Christian symbol that it is.
Monday, December 6 is the feast of Nicholas of Myra, bishop. Known as Santa Claus, Nicholas was the bishop of Myra, a city in southwest Turkey. After his wealthy parents died of plague, he set about doing good deeds. In the time of famine, Nicholas provided the poor with bread and meat. He was a protector and defender of children. Nicholas of Myra is the patron of children, bakers, brides, Greece, sailors and merchants.
Tuesday, December 7 is the feast of Ambrose, bishop. According to legend, a swarm of bees settled in Ambrose’s mouth when he was in his cradle as a baby, foreshadowing his oratorical gifts. Ambrose was a lawyer in Milan who had not yet been baptized when he had a conversion. So great was his reputation, the people of the city made him their bishop in the year 270. Ambrose is the patron of beekeepers and geese.
Lector Workbooks, 2011
Proclaimers can pick up the Lector Workbooks for 2011 in the Pastoral Center. The Workbooks are available in English and Spanish.
Liturgical Ministers: For Your Information
The Liturgical Ministry Schedules for Advent, Christmas and Ordinary Time (after Christmas) are available for pick up in the back of the church. Be sure to pick one up if you are a Liturgical Minister. Thank You.
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) sessions will begin Wednesday, January 12, 2011. The RCIA sessions are scheduled to begin at 6:30 pm and will end at 8:00 pm.They will be held in the RCIA conference room in the Holy Trinity Formation Center. If you or someone you know would like to receive full initiation in the Roman Catholic Faith, invite them to attend these RCIA sessions. For more information or with questions, please call the Pastoral Center and ask to speak with Louise.
Collection for Retired Religious
As you recall the people who have most shaped your life, you may remember the sister who prepared you for First Holy Communion or the brother who coached your high school basketball team. Never counting the cost, these religious shared with you love, faith and a belief in all that you could be – choosing to invest in your future rather than their own. Today these sisters and brothers may be elderly or infirm. They likely receive an average Social Security benefit of just over $4,500 annually. *Today they need you. Please be generous. This collection will be taken on December 12th. There are envelopes in you donation packets.