To mark the third anniversary of the
dedication of Holy Trinity Church we will celebrate special gathering
rites at all the masses on the weekend of October 15 & 16. Mass
will begin outside in the gathering area where special prayers will be
prayed; then we’ll process into the church together, stopping at the
Baptismal Font to bless ourselves as we sing “Glory to God.”
It’s been three years since Cardinal Mahony
joined us to dedicate our newly renovated church! On that day he
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.
Since then we’ve celebrated All Souls,
Thanksgiving, Advent, and Christmas. We’ve married many couples and
celebrated the funeral masses of friends and relatives. We’ve met the
challenges of Lent, Holy Week, Easter Vigil and Easter season. We have
witnessed the First Sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Communion,
and our young people being Confirmed. We’ve toasted a Golden
Jubilarian and a Silver one in celebrating the ordination anniversaries
of our former and current pastors. We’ve 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, the poor have been served
by our outreach to them. Families have been sponsored, children have
been formed in 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.