Marian devotions are those prayers and acts undertaken to honor Mary and with the intent of seeking her intercession with her Son, Jesus, and his Father. Take time this month and pray the rosary as a family learn the Memorare.
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother; to thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen.
Happy Mother’s Day: God made a wonderful mother, A mother who never grows old; He made her smile of the sunshine, and He molded her heart of pure gold; In her eyes He placed bright shining stars, In her cheeks fair roses you see; God made a wonderful mother, and He gave that dear mother to me. — Pat O’Reilly
Holy Communion: Congratulations to our second graders who will be making their First Holy Communion on Saturday, May 4th and Sunday, May 5th. Always know the Lord will be with you all the days of your life. May the Lord bless each one of our 2nd graders: Athena Ameredes, Peter Baker, Luke Blatt, Sophia Colosimo, Ashlyn Curry, Derek Daniel, David DelFiandra, Ava DePace, Landon Don, Thomas Einloth, Elin Gabor, Erin Gayliardi, Chase Getz, Adrian Jerabek, Lauralei Kroniser, Noah Latouf, Samantha Loehlein, Isabella Madden, Connor Males, Tyler Mars, Maeve McGarvey, Vivian Miller, Mia Molinaro, Aric Rigler, Nathan Sawayda, Isabella Sedei, Marco Sidhom, Alexandra Sipusic, Kaylee Tamburino, Zachary Teramana, Kerrigan Wallover, and Maeve Winterhalter.
May Crowning: During the month of May, Holy Trinity Catholic School will honor the Blessed Virgin Mary. We will hold our annual May Crowning ceremony on Friday, May 17th, immediately following 8:15am mass. The May Crowning will include a church procession involving second graders dressed in their First Communion dresses and suits, and 2 representatives from each grade. All students are to dress up or wear their mass uniform. May Crowning will be held in the church so dress clothes must be appropriate.
Second grade parents the photographer will be here to take individual communion pictures of your child as well as the May Crowning Court. Additional information will be sent home.
May Crowning Representatives:
Kindergarten: Loreline Pino & Dustin Daniel
1st: Mia Gaffney & Garrett Carlowski
3rd: Catherine Schmidt & Leo Beadling
4th: Lindsay Bressler and Alex Smith
5th: Natalia Gonzalez and Matthew Sawayda
6th: Mia Crofford and P.J. Hawkins
7th: Contessa Tripodi and Michael Smith
8th: Evie Minzer and Collin Cimino
Queen and King: Kara Bridge & Danny Miller
|Wed, May 8||Honor League|
|Fri, May 17||May Crowning & Talent Show|
|Wed, May 22||Violin Concert|
|Thu, May 23||Band & Chorus Concert|
|Fri, May 24||End of Year Show|
|Wed, May 29||Miss Kugel’s Graduation, 9:30am |
Miss Sutton’s Graduation, 1:15pm
|Thu, May 30||Miss McGuire Graduation, 9:00am|
|Mon, Jun 3||Field Day|
|Tue, Jun 4||8th Grade Graduation|
|Wed, Jun 5||Battle of the Books|
|Thu, Jun 6||Kindergarten Graduation|
|Fri, Jun 7||4th & 7th Grade field Trip|
|Mon, Jun 10||Last Day of School, 11:45am Dismissal|
In Appreciation of Mrs. Z: Mrs. Zukowski our volunteer librarian for the past 20 years will not be returning next school year. Mrs. Z loves Holy Trinity School and has been providing library service for our children several times a week faithfully. At 80+ Mrs. Z, took great pride in the library. She knows the children and enjoyed seeing them weekly.
The teachers and staff have shown our appreciation to Mrs. Z every year at Christmas and at the end of the year. I feel it is important to show our appreciation for her service. If you would like to contribute a monetary gift for Mrs. Z please send it to the school office by May 15th marked Mrs. Z. We will honor her at the End of the Year Program on May 24th.
The Gift of Time is Priceless
A volunteer is tried and true
So much thanks is owed to you
Valuable is the work you do
Outstanding in how you always come through
Loyal, sincere, and full of good cheer
Untiring in your efforts throughout the year
Notable are the contributions you make
Trustworthy in every project you take
Eager to reach your every goal
Effective in the way you fulfill your role
Ready with a smile like a shiny star
Special and wonderful is what you are.
On behalf of the students and staff of Holy Trinity Catholic School, I want to thank you for volunteering this school year. We know your time is valuable, and your willingness to contribute some of that valuable time to HTS shows your commitment to the well-being of our students. The contributions you have made really made a difference in our students’ educational experience and social lives this year. As you know, students, staff, and parents here at HTS enjoy a warm, caring community that fosters the highest standards of spiritual, academic, and social growth. The efforts of volunteers like you are a vital part of that community. Thank you again, and we look forward to continuing to work with you in the future.
The Holy Trinity School students performed High School Musical, Jr. on April 11th -13th. In the musical, Gabriella, Lily Barbisch and Troy, Kyle Rooney are encouraged to audition for the new school musical. As they try out for the play, they challenge the status quo. The students did an awesome job. Thanks to our teacher directors Anne Beck, Cassidy Shipley, and Rachael Wallover for sharing their time and talents with the students. Thanks to Dawn Lecker, Elis Minzer and Lauren Sutton for helping with the musical.
Our Amazing Cast: Sierra Abbott, Henry Barbisch, Lily Barbisch, Carrie Betten, Ashley Boehm, Kara Bridge, Kaylie Butts, Isabella Cardimen, Mia Crofford, Julia Davoli, Sofia Davoli, Maria DelFiandra, Sean Frosell, Jimmy Gaffney, Sammy Gaffney, Ashlyn Gill, Christian Gill, Bianca Golomb, Natalia Gonzalez, Hunter Gorsuch, Tanner Gorsuch, P.J. Hawkins, Chloe Hornyak, Elise Hornyak, Lily Ireland, Isaac Jones, Jordan Jones, Gianna Kennelly, Lexi Kolocouris, Natalie Krulac, Kailee Kunchick, Riley Lecker, Rachael Lucas, Aubrey Males, Jack Marcello, Melaina Merlo, Kate Mickle, Evie Minzer, Clare Mulvay, Olivia Mulvay, Ricky Murray, Marina Nickolas, Angelina Osso, Gianna Osso Natalie Paluso, Leah Parker, Marin Reinhardt, Kyle Rooney, Sophia Saginaw, Izzy Seibel, Sarah Sellmen, Julia Seng, Lindsey Sperandeo, Harold Tarr, Triumph Tarr, Andrew Taylor, Contessa Tripodi, Roman Tripodi, Jack Turina, Armando Velasquez, McKinley Walsh, Allison Weaver, Lydia Wegrzynowicz, Olivia Wegrzynowicz, Victoria Wegrzynowicz, Piper White, and Zoe Woessner
Our Super Stage Crew: Alan Betten, Collin Cimino, Damian Davila, Vincent Frank, Billy Fryer, Marco Iacchetti,Tyler Gaffney, Joey Leininger, Karolina Lucas, Corinne Ludwick, Mason Moore, Nathan Schmind, and Grace Murray
HTS Spelling Bee Champ: Holy Trinity Catholic school students in grades 4-6 participated in a Spelling Bee on March 28th to determine the HTS representative for the Diocesan Spelling Bee. The bee lasted 10 rounds and the winner was sixth grader Alexandra Loehlein. Alex correctly spelled the word absolutely for the win. She will attend the Diocesan Spelling Bee on Wednesday, May 15th at St Louise de Marillac School in Pittsburgh. Good Luck, Alexandra. We are proud of you!
Holy Trinity Catholic School Honor Roll March 2019: Holy Trinity Catholic School proudly announces our Honor Roll for the 3rd quarter. All students in grades 6th – 8th can earn a place on the quarterly Honor Roll by meeting the following criteria.
Honors: Quality point average of 3.25 – 3.74
High Honors: Quality point average of 3.75 – 4.0
Congratulations to our students in grades 6-8 who earned a place on the HTS Honor Roll!
Pep Rally: The HTS Pep Squad and Cheerleaders had the students rocking their school spirit at the prep rally on Monday, April 22nd. The girls entertained us with dances, stunts and cheers. Each grade was challenged to show their spirit. The grades were so loud but the 5th graders were the loudest and were awarded the spirit stick.
Congratulations to the members of the HTS Track and Field Team. You all did an incredible job!
Lastly, 5 HTS varsity boys placed in the top 8 in the long jump – Luke Baker, Alan Betten, Sam Gaffney, Mason Moore and Tyler Gaffney
Pittsburgh Regional Science and Engineering Fair: On Friday, March 29, 2019, some of the sixth and seventh grade students competed in the Pittsburgh Regional Science and Engineering Fair sponsored by Covestro. The students completed a Science Fair Project in which they chose a topic to follow the Scientific Methods and display their work on a trifold board. The students practiced with a mock fair before heading to Heinz Field and presenting their projects to a variety of judges and sponsors. They all worked very hard for months and are to be commended.
Additionally, Gianna Kennelly won 2 awards for her project on the Science of Spherification. She received a medal and gift as a merit award and a $50 check from the Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh. She, along with her parents and Mrs. Ford, will be invited to a banquet in May. Congratulations Gianna!BACK TO LIST