Monday, August 27 is the 1st day of school. Please keep the 2018 – 2019 calendar handy.
With this being our last newsletter of the school year, our minds and hearts are filled to the brim. It’s been a fantastic year! Together, we’ve learned much and shared experiences that will remain with us for years to come. The strength of our community and wholehearted passion make our school an outstanding place of education, religion and friendships. This is what makes HTS truly a special place.
Special thanks to all of you who have contributed in small, large and unimaginable ways! Every one who chaired an event or fundraiser, coached our children and volunteered in any way it is appreciated. Thanks for sharing your time, talents, and treasures. You have supported our work in countless ways and provided resources that have allowed us to do many extra activities. So as the end of the 2017-2018 school year is in sight, please help your children to finish strong. Our students have worked diligently throughout the year to strive for academic excellence and we all want them to end the year strong. The last day of school will be here before we know it and I want to remind you to read with your children and take time to review math concepts over the summer.READ MORE
Here’s wishing you a Mother’s Day
That is filled with every pleasure,
And a future that’s as happy
As the memories you treasure!
It has been a long-standing Catholic tradition to honor the Blessed Virgin Mary in May. As Catholics we are reminded of Mary’s importance in the life of the Church and in our own lives as well. We honor Mary. We do not worship her.
Mary has a unique role in salvation history as the Mother of God, conceived without sin, who by her own free will agreed to bring the “Word made flesh", (John 1:14) our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ into the world.READ MORE
On behalf of the faculty and staff, I want to wish you a Blessed Easter. May the resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ, fill you with joy this Easter season and always!
Confirmation: Please pray for our 8th graders who will receive their Confirmation on Tuesday, April 10th with Bishop Waltersheid. Our Confirmation candidates are Vanessa Betten, Connor Bridges, Connor Callahan, Anthony Cicchino, Nicholas DiPerna, Andrew Feeley, Audrey Flanagan, Taytem Froehlich, Patrick Forster, Jillian Frosell, Chiara Golomb, Cheyenne Gorsuch, James Haseleu, Cameron Hurwitz, Isabelle Kulak, Renee LaGrosse, Ian Lecker, Averil Ludwick, Andrew Marcello, Gabriel Miller, Ethan Minzer, Mason Moore, Alex Paluso, Joseph Rees, Joseph Ruscoe, Madeline Schiavo, Austin Smith, Annabella Sueiras, Kennedy Walsh, and Ethan WilliamsREAD MORE
We look forward with great joy to the celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus on Easter Sunday. Throughout Lent our school community has been focusing on the importance of this liturgical season as we prepare to enter into the Triduum, the holiest days of the year. The Triduum begins on Holy Thursday with the Mass of the Lord’s Supper. During this Mass we recall that Jesus gave His body and blood and taught us to care for others when He washed the disciples’ feet. The Triduum continues on Good Friday with the celebration of the Lord’s Passion. During this liturgical celebration we remember Christ’s sacrifice for us. On the night of Holy Saturday we celebrate the great Easter Vigil. During this celebration our Savior bursts out of the tomb and on Easter Sunday we continue to celebrate the Resurrection with great joy.READ MORE
The Season of Lent: Lent is the season of preparation for Easter. It starts on Ash Wednesday and ends on Easter, lasting for 40 days (not counting Sundays). We prepare for Easter by fasting and practicing spiritual discipline during this time - to reflect on His sacrifices. Basically, Lent is a time for "spring cleaning" our lives while giving thanks to God and strengthening our relationship with Him. Lent begins on February 14th, Ash Wednesday and marks the first day of the Season of Lent.
Lent, is a season of reflection, confession and preparation for the celebration of the Resurrection. In order for the students to grow to understand the sacrifice that Jesus made for us by dying on the cross, the school will participate in the following religious activities.READ MORE
Happy New Year 2018! The New Year is the time of discovering new horizons and the realization of dreams. May you rediscover new strength and gather faith within yourself. May you be able to rejoice in the simple pleasures that life has to offer and bravely work through all the challenges that may come your way. Wishing you a terrific New Year.
Holy Trinity Catholic School is proud to participate in National Catholic Schools Week. Catholic Schools Week is an annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States. The theme for National Catholic Schools Week 2018 is “Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed, Please join us as we honor our Catholic education at Holy Trinity Catholic School. We kick off this special week at the 5:00pm mass on Saturday, January 27, 2018. Please see the full schedule here.READ MORE
Time sure does fly when you are having fun. I cannot believe it is already December. We have so much going on as we are preparing for Advent, the Barnes and Noble Christmas Event, Band, Chorus, and Violin Concert, Stars of Tomorrow Performance, our Christmas program, and much more.
In today’s hectic world, it is challenging to remember the reason for the season but we must focus on the birth of the Baby Jesus.
Years ago a parent shared this poem with me, it touched my heart. I hope it touches yours as well. Blessings to you and your families for a beautiful Christmas and a joyous and healthy New Year!
If You Look For Me at Christmas
If you look for me at Christmas you won’t need a special star.
I’m no longer just in Bethlehem,
I’m right there where you are.
You may not be aware of Me amid the celebrations.
You’ll have to look beyond the stores and all the decorations.
But if you take a moment from your list of things to do,
and listen to your heart, you’ll find I’m waiting there for you.
You’re the one I want to be with,
you’re the reason that I came,
and you’ll find me in the stillness
as I’m whispering your name.
So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.
As I reflect on the many things for which I am thankful, I want to take this opportunity to share just a few of them with you: I am thankful for the children who come to school every day ready to learn. They are a daily reminder of what is important and why Holy Trinity School is here. I am thankful for the Priests, Deacons, teachers, teacher aides, secretary, and support staff who really care about the students’ achievement and have the best interests of our children at heart. I am also thankful for our volunteers who enthusiastically contribute so much to our school.
Most importantly, I am thankful for the parents who believe in a Catholic school education and have faith in the HTS staff. They continue to share their most valuable possession with us and—in most cases— work hard and advocate to be a partner in their children’s faith development, education, safety and well-being. For this, I am ever so thankful. I would like to wish all of you and your families a happy, healthy and relaxing Thanksgiving holiday. May God continue to bless you abundantly!READ MORE
October is a month of beauty as the leaves are transformed into a painter's pallet of color. Just as the leaves change so do your children as they become more independent and responsible. Foster these traits by letting students work independently on homework, have assigned chores, and get backpacks and clothes ready for the next morning.
Blessed Mother: During the month of October, we celebrate our Blessed Mother through the recitation of the rosary. As Catholics, we recite the Rosary during October, meditating on Christ's life and praying for peace in our world. Our teachers pray decades of the rosary with the children. As a school, the rosary comes to life in a beautiful ceremony dedicated to our Lady in The Divine Mercy Chaplet and Eucharist Holy Hour. Perhaps as a family, you might also take a day during the month, or once a week to pray the Rosary together. The power of prayer is tremendous. Please join us for the Eucharistic Holy Hour and Divine Mercy Chaplet on Friday, October 13th at 1:00pm in the church.
Consecration to the Virgin Mary and the Centennial Celebration of Fatima: All families are invited to join Bishop Zubik in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of our Lady of Fatima on Friday, October 13, 2017 at St. Paul's Seminary. The event begin at 5:00pm with a picnic style dinner followed by a candlelight Eucharistic Procession and Consecration. Please find time to enrich your families spiritually. See the flyer for additional information and pricing. Tickets must be purchased in advanced.READ MORE
Welcome to the 2017-18 school year! I am excited and honored to be your principal. The entire Holy Trinity Catholic School staff extends a warm welcome to our new and returning families. We are looking to a school year full of growth spiritually, academically and socially in your children.
God of wisdom and might, we praise you for the wonder of our being, for mind, body and spirit. Be with our children as they begin a new school year. Bless them and their teachers and staff. Give the strength and grace as their bodies grow; wisdom and knowledge to their minds as they search for understanding; and peace and zeal to their hearts. We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Welcome: Holy Trinity would like to welcome our new families. Welcome to the Adaikappan, Baker/Thomas, Barefoot, Bensko, Bhurale, Brown, Bucci, Cadarette, Callahan, Capalongo, Carlisle, Carlowski, Cavicchia, Cipriani, Cooper, Crytzer, Daniel, Dorsett, Dugan/ Vosnall, Dugan, Ficarri, Ficocelli, Frank, Garretson, Glidden, Gopalakrishnan, Goshorn, Grossic, Harris, Hawk, Henriquez, Hess, Pino, Incorvati, Irby, Jeremiah, Jones, Jones, Joshi, Kushner, Lachesky, Mawhinney, McCabe, Menefee, Meyer, Mineo, Morrow, Neilson, Novelli, Ogurchak, Oliver, Poore, Price, Roncone, Schob, Silvestri, Singh/Kaur, Smith, Snyder, Solaya, Stadterman, Storch, Suehr, Tamburino, Tegano,Urick, Vlasach, Wainwright, Weakland, Wertelet, and Wu.READ MORE