HOLY TRINITY CHURCH

HOLY TRINITY
CHURCH
Morrisville, Pennsylvania
Reverend John C. Eckert
PASTOR
Warren C. Leonard
DEACON
Elaine McDowell, PRINCIPAL
Kathleen Gnida, COORDINATOR
PARISH RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAM
Joann Rose, PARISH SECRETARY
Founded in 1900
WEB SITE: www.HolyTrinityMorrisville.org
RECTORY
201 N. Pennsylvania Avenue, Morrisville, PA 19067
PHONE: 215-295-3045 FAX: 215-295-8317
E-MAIL: [email protected]
HOURS: Monday through Friday
9:00 A.M. to 12:00 Noon and 1:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M.
Saturday 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. Noon
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION OFFICE
201 N. Pennsylvania Avenue, Morrisville, PA 19067
PHONE:
215-295-3079
SCHOOL
Stockham and Osborne Avenues, Morrisville, PA 19067
PHONE: 215-295-6900
Director of Music Ministries: Lynn Merk
[email protected]
NEW PARISHIONERS AND ADDRESS CHANGES: Parishioners moving into and out of the
parish or those with a change of address are asked to please notify the Rectory as soon as possible.
MASSES
Daily:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday,
and Saturday 9:00 A.M.
Tuesday and Thursday 7:00 P.M.
Sunday:
Vigil 5:30 P.M. Saturday
7:30, 9:30, and 11:00 A.M.
Eves of Holydays:
Holydays:
5:30 P.M.
9:00 A.M.and 7:00 P.M.*
*Exceptions will be announced
CONFESSIONS
Saturdays: 4:00 to 5:00 P.M.
Eves of Holydays: 4:30 to 5:00 P.M.
BAPTISMS
Second and Fourth Sundays of the month at 12:00 noon.
Parents must be active and registered parishioners for at
least 3 months before Baptism is celebrated. Parents and
Godparents must attend a Pre-Jordan (Baptism) class. Godparents must be practicing Catholics so they can obtain a
Certificate of Eligibility before Baptism date can be finalized.
Pre-Jordan instruction is held the first Sunday of the month
at 1:00 PM in Trinity Hall (Rectory Basement). Call the Rectory (215-295-3045) to register.
WEDDINGS
The Archdiocese requires a six-month preparation period.
Make an appointment with Father Eckert to reserve a
date.
PARISH RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAM (P.R.E.P.)
Classes meet Wednesdays from 6:30 to 7:45 P.M.
in Holy Trinity School.
RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS (RCIA)
The RCIA meets in Trinity Hall at 7:00 P.M. on Monday
evenings. Please call Father Eckert at 215-295-3045 for
more information.
EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
Every Tuesday from 12:00 noon until 7:00 P.M.
CHARISMATIC PRAYER MEETING: Tuesdays at
7:30 P.M. in the School Cafeteria.
CYO Board: Meets the Second Tuesday of each Month at
7:30 P.M. in Trinity Hall.
Website: http://htcyoMorrisville.org
Choir: Practice is every Tuesday evening from
7:30 P.M. TO 8:30 P.M. in church.
HOLY TRINITY CHURCH – DECEMBER 28, 2014
SANCTUARY CANDLE
Week of December 28, 2014
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“In loving memory of Anthony D. Foti, 18
Anniversary”
“May perpetual light shine upon him”
Requested by: Fred & Linda Lubieski
THE HOLY FAMILY OF JESUS, MARY
AND JOSEPH
WE HAVE BEGUN A NEW SICK LIST! Please call the
rectory 215-295-3045
to add or remove someone’s name.
ANNOUNCED MASSES FOR THE WEEK
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PRAY FOR OUR SICK: Rev. Thomas J. Rooney, Peter
Neely, John Harney, Bill Minder, Jr., Jean Shea, Sandra
Lee Gallant, Bill Mason, Lois Kelly, Charles Phillips,
Christine Goulet, Martina B. Warren, Joseph Hughes,
Stacey Repsher, Colleen Merk, Meghan Williams-Trusa,
Larry Montie, Donna Disbrow, Rose Shamlian, Winifred
Gabriel, Jim Merk, Margaret Levitsky, Pat Arnold, Tom
Arnold, Lucas Snyder, John Mitos, Charles Kuhn, Philip
T. Jones, Mary Moser, Mike Perna, Pat Gargan.
PRAY FOR OUR BELOVED DEAD: Loretta Jablonski,
Grace Roselle.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2014
7:30 Jane Woodbury
9:30 Mary Zeleskey
11:00 JoAnne Jingoli LaBella
MONDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2014
9:00AM Dr. Thomas Marchiondo
{MIRACULOUS MEDAL NOVENA AFTER MASS EVERY MONDAY}
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2014
7:00PM Joseph McDevitt
{EUCHARISTIC ADORATION EVERY TUESDAY NOON TO 6:45PM}
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SUNDAY COLLECTIONS
Dec. 14: 336 Envelopes $ 8,405.00 THANK YOU!
Dec. 7: 354 Envelopes $10,678.00 THANK YOU!
Nov. 30: 335 Envelopes $ 8,647.00 THANK YOU!
Religious Retirement:
$ 1,902.00 THANK YOU!
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2014
9:00AM Katharyn Reid
5:30PM Living & deceased members of the Parish
[Confessions 4:30 – 5:00PM]
THURSDAY, JANUARY 1, 2015
SOLEMNITY OF MARY THE HOLY MOTHER OF GOD
[Holyday of Obligation]
9:30 Michael McSwiggan
11:00 Intentions of Jean Hartanowicz
[No evening Mass or evening Rosary]
“MARY, OUR MOTHER, IS GOOD she is
tender, she has nothing in her austere and
forbiddidng, nothing too sublime and too
brilliant. In seeing her, we see our pure nature.” (St.
Louis de Montfort) As we prepare to begin a new year,
let us ask our good Mother to draw us ever closer to her
pure nature by praying her chaplet with the Community of
Our Lady of Sorrows at our next meeting, on Saturday,
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January 3 , from 10-11:30AM. We welcome all visitors!
Contact Susanna Lavdas by phone 215-550-5177 or
email [email protected] for location,
directions or more information about the Community.
Need a chaplet? Call or email Susanna for a free, handtied chaplet, available in several colors. Also visit our
Community web site, at
www.sorrowfulintercessor.com.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 2, 2015
SS. BASIL THE GREAT; GREGORY NAZIANZEN
9:00AM Wesley Jones
SATURDAY, JANUARY 3, 2015
THE MOST HOLY NAME
{ROSARY AT 8:25AM FOR AN END TO ABORTIONS}
9:00AM The Sliwinski Family
5:30PM Phyllis Mohan
NEXT SUNDAY, JANUARY 4, 2015
THE EPIPHANY OF THE LORD
7:30 Joseph Braun (Eighth Anniversary)
9:30 Anita Little Gerra
11:00 Mina Andujar
CHRISTMAS FLOWER DONATIONS
All Christmas Flower donation envelopes
will be placed on the altar. The names listed
on the envelopes will be remembered at all
Masses during the Christmas Season. Thank you for
your generosity!
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Readings for January 4
Is 60:1-6; Eph 3:2-3a, 5-6; Mt 2:1-12
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HOLY TRINITY CHURCH – DECEMBER 28, 2014
HOLY TRINITY SOCIAL CLUB will
QUIZZO IS BACK!!!
TELL YOUR FRIENDS, NEIGHBORS,
FAMILY AND CO-WORKERS!
Holy Trinity school will be having
their Third Annual QUIZZO NIGHT! Join
us Friday, January 9, 2015 in the school cafeteria.
Doors open at 6:30PM – Quizzo starts promptly at
7:00PM. Come and let us test your knowledge of history,
music, entertainment, sports and current events. Each
team can have up to 6 players. Name your team! Who
will be your Captain? Decorate your table! A fun evening!
Tickets are $15 per person or $25 per couple and
includes food and beer. ADULTS ONLY! Because the
event is catered, tickets unfortunately cannot be
sold at the door. Contact Stacey @
[email protected] or 267-679-2078 for tickets or
more information. Make plans to be here!!
host their next meeting on Tuesday,
January 6, 2015. Bring your own brown bag
lunch and join us at 11:00AM in Trinity Hall.
New members welcome!
2014 CATHOLIC CHARITIES APPEAL
We have surpassed our $35,812 goal.
Currently, 203 donors have given $36,040
or 101% of our parish goal. Thank you for
your generosity! You truly amaze me!
Father Eckert
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CONWELL-EGAN NEWS
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There will be a meeting on Tuesday, January 13 at
7:00PM in the CEC Library for all those who wish to be
a CEC Class Captain. This program is for all Bishop
Egan, Bishop Conwell and Conwell-Egan Catholic
alumni who wish to represent their graduation class and
be a voice in the CEC Community. Please e-mail Mr.
Stephen Burns ’05 at [email protected] if you
plan on attending.
The World Meeting of Families
September 22-27, 2015
In order to help us prepare for the World Meeting of
Families and the anticipated visit from Pope Francis, a
catechism on family life entitled, Love is our Mission:
The Family Fully Alive, has been prepared. Each month
for the next ten months, our parish will reflect on
one chapter from this catechism. You can order a
copy of this beautifully illustrated catechism and
learn about the World Meeting of families at
WorldMeeting2015.org.
Text “World” to 51555 for updates or Text “Pray” to
80888 with your prayer intentions to make a $10
donation. Like us on Facebook at “Word Meeting of
Families 2015” and follow us on Twitter @ WMF2015!
Tutoring Available: Retired high school
English teacher and tutor will help students
improve their reading comprehension and
writing skills. For more information, please contact Betty
at 215-428-1431.
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Toddler II Assistant Teacher, Preschool Teacher:
Email resume and cover letter with qualifications to
Michele Fina at [email protected] or call 215-7368077.
2014 ST. CHARLES SEMINARY COLLECTION:
If you did not receive the mailing from St. Charles
Seminary this year and wish to contribute, you
can do so online at
http://stcharlesseminaryappeal.org. We need the help
of all parishioners to make this year a successful appeal!
Thank you.
Father Eckert, Seminary Class of 1972
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WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER
Attend a Worldwide Marriage Encounter and rediscover
the glow you had as newly weds! The next Worldwide
Marriage Encounter weekend is Feb. 13-15, 2015 in
Doylestown, PA. Early registration is highly
recommended. For more information visit the website at
www.wwme-philly.org or contact Al & Mary Liz
Heumann at [email protected] or call
610-449-1859.
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HOLY TRINITY CHURCH – DECEMBER 28, 2014
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ARE YOU A MANDATED REPORTER?
As part of our Catholic commitment to safe
environments, the Archdiocese recently updated its
policies and training curriculum for mandated reporters
of child abuse and neglect. These new policies reflect
the Church’s commitment to always do more, as well as
new Pennsylvania laws that go into effect on December
31, 2014. If you have direct contact with children, you
may be mandated reporter. Joann Rose is our Safe
Environment Coordinator and will be working with our
parish in coming weeks to educate mandated reporters
about their responsibilities and how to properly report
child abuse to ChildLine, PA’s 24-hour child abuse
reporting hotline. In the meantime, Joann can be
reached at 215-295-3045 with any questions. Information
is also available at www.childyouthprotection.org.
As we continue to do all we can to keep our children
safe, also know that the Office for Child and Youth
Protection provided services, resources and support
toward healing for victims and survivors of child sexual
abuse and their families. Victim services can be reached
at 1-888-800-8780 or via email at
[email protected]
AMBASSADORS NEEDED!
The Cathedral Basilica of Saints
Peter and Paul conducts an
evangelization ministry with Cathedral Ambassadors.
This enthusiastic group of trained Ambassadors staffs
the Basilica every day of the week and is comprised of
volunteer parishioners from all over the Archdiocese.
They answer questions, offer assistance and give tours.
Cathedral Ambassadors provide a personal presence in
the Basilica; they put a face on the Church. Cathedral
Ambassadors are assigned 4 hours shifts. The schedule
is flexible – one day or more a month. They are provided
training and materials to support their evangelization
ministry.
Learn more about our Cathedral Basilica at
www.cathedralphila.org. For more information on the
Ambassador Program and/or to become an
Ambassador, please contact Nick or Louise Pascale,
coordinators of the Program at
[email protected]
Host Families needed for
2015 World Meeting of Families
Dar Friends:
So many people have asked, “How can I help with the
World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015?” We
have one way!
We expect thousands and thousands of visitors from
around the U.S. and the world to join us next
September and there is now a host family program to
supplement the hotel rooms in the region. We need
host families!
Homestay, a Dublin company, works every day to
match host families with visitors with an online
system and they created a special online host family
site just for WMOF 2015. Parishioners, school
families, and other area residents can easily sign up
online to be host families. Hosts list specific
accommodations they can offer, household rules, and
language preferences on the web site and visitors
search for a match.
Please help us share this opportunity and spread the
word about hosting a family by directing people to the
website, http://www.worldmeeting2015.org/getinvolved/host-a-family/.
Thank you, Donna Farrell, Executive Director of the
2015 World Meeting of Families
MOTHER BONIFACE SPIRITUALITY
CENTER, 3501 Solly Avenue in Northeast
Philadelphia is offering a YOUNG ADULT
EVENT entitled “I’m Single and I Know It – What
Now?” on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 from 7:00 –
9:00PM. In the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus asks, “Have
you not read that from the beginning the Creator “made
them male and female…for this reason a man shall
leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife,
and the two shall become one flesh”. If that is the case,
then why are many of us single? What is God asking of
us in our current single state? What can we do to ensue
that we are following God’s will in this day and age?
Come join fellow young adults at this evening event and
dig into the meaning of living the single vocation in
relation to God’s divine plan for us.
Presenter: Carolina Soares, M.A., Team Member: Youth
and Young Adult Ministry, holds a Master’s Degree in
Theology from Immaculate Conception Seminary School
of Theology at Seton Hall University. Fee: Free Will
Offering. To register, call 267-350-1830 or 267-350-1831
or email http://eepurl.com/5LPNP.
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HOLY TRINITY CHURCH – DECEMBER 28, 2014
Rediscover the Love in Your Marriage!
The Retrouvaille Marriage Program offers
help for struggling marriages. Tens of thousands of
couples have successfully saved their marriages by
attending a Retrouvaille weekend and the six post
sessions that follow it. Retrouvaille is not just a social
gathering or series of seminars, but rather a way to
rediscover and rekindle the loving relationship in your
marriage. The next program begins on the weekend of
February 13-15, 2015 at the Family Life Center in
Malvern, PA. For more info, or to register, visit our web
site: www.HelpOurMarriage.com or call 1-800-4702230. All inquiries are confidential!
NO COST FUNDRAISERS FOR HOLY
TRINITY SCHOOL
x Please register your Giant
Bonuscard for Giant A+ rewards.
Visit www.giantfoodstores.com/aplus and
select Holy Trinity (#05829).
x Continue clipping BoxTops for Education
coupons off selected items that you buy
everyday!
x Save your ShopRite shopping receipts. Valid
only on the Fairless Hills store receipts.
A 3-drawer collection bin is located in the back of
church near the “lost and found” box. Thank you for
all that you do to support Holy Trinity School!
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MEMORIAL BOOKPLATES
Our 2015 Hymnals have arrived. If you would
like to donate $5 for a Memorial Bookplate
again, please fill in the form below. Last year,
your donations covered the cost of the entire
music program. Thank you.
If every worshiper donated one booklet the
entire cost of our worship program would be
covered. If those who can donate more than
one booklet would do so, the extra money
would help defray the cost of music for our
choirs and musicians.
MOTHER BONIFACE SPIRITUALITY
CENTER, 3051 Solly Avenue in Northeast
Philadelphia is offering a weekend retreat
entitled “Beauty, A Path to God” on
January 23-25, 2015. This retreat is an invitation to
embrace a spirituality of beauty. Grounded in the
foundational writings of Hans Urs von Balthasar, it
explores the ability to introduce components of prayer,
joy and spirituality into our lives today. We will focus on
the beauty inherent in appreciating the present moment,
the beauty associated with forgiveness and the beauty
that comes from gratitude. We will also explore darkness
as a path to beauty, understanding that great beauty
often has its origins in times of spiritual or emotional
darkness.
Presenter: Fr. Anthony Ciorra serves as Assistant Vice
President for Mission and Catholic Identity at Fairfield
University in Connecticut. He has vast experience in
teaching, retreat work, preaching and formation
ministries. Fee: $160 (includes a $40 non-refundable
deposit)
For further information, or to register, please call 267350-1830 or 267-350-1831 at least 10 days prior to this
retreat
Receive this donation of
$____________________
Donated by:___________________________
In Memory of__________________________
____________________________
(If more than one Memorial is desired,
please list the additional names at $5 per
bookplate
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