It’s been a whole year since Cardinal Mahony joined us to dedicate our newly renovated church! On that day the Cardinal anointed the altar
with Sacred Chrism, and burned incense upon
it; he blessed the Baptismal Font, and our priests anointed the walls
with Sacred Chrism. The Ambo was consecrated by the proclamation of the
Word and the Dedication candles were lighted for the first time.
We’ve experienced a year’s worth of
Liturgies in our new space: our first All Souls, Thanksgiving, Advent,
and Christmas. We married many couples and celebrated the funeral Masses
of friends and relatives. We met the challenges of our first Lent, Holy
Week, Easter Vigil and Easter season; including First Sacraments of
Reconciliation and Holy Communion, and our young people were Confirmed.
We experienced the amazement of Pentecost, prayed many a rosary and have
sat in quiet contemplation in front of the Blessed Sacrament.
From this multitude of activity the Word
and Eucharist has been carried to the sick and the poor have been served
by our outreach to them.
Families have been sponsored, children have learned about their faith. The list can go on and on!
How lovely is God’s dwelling place: the people of Holy Trinity have much to be grateful for as we celebrate our first anniversary in our new church. (Oct. 12, 2003)
— THANKS BE TO GOD!