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WELCOME TO OUR PARISH !! 


We value your presence, as we are not solitary wayfarers on our journey to God.  Rather we see Christ in one another and we value our relationship with one another in our parish and throughout the world for we are brothers and sisters in Christ.  


We value our union with our Holy Father, the Pope, which guarantees our union with one another in the Catholic Church today, and with our fellow believers of every age.  We see the Catholic Church, founded and sustained by Christ, as “the Reign of Christ already present in mystery.” (Catechism #763)


We invite you to become a part of our parish family.  


May the Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit bless you!

Welcome

The parish welcomes all people into full participation of its liturgy and social activities.  We invite all parishioners to be registered with the parish by completing a census form, and to use the envelope system.

The church is accessible to people with disabilities via elevator located on the South side entrance. The church hall is accessible via ramps on the North side entrance.

All are Welcome

Please consider donating ten minutes of your day, on any given Sunday, as a greeter at Holy Trinity Church. Come ten minutes early to mass and simply shake a hand and say “Good Morning” to incoming parishioners.


This is the Pope’s Year of Mercy. Let’s be a welcoming community!


If you have any questions please feel free to contact Kim Pisani at 203-627-2572 or kimmy1220@aol.com

Easy sign up is available online! at:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d4ea5a82ba1fa7-church

Christmas Season: Glory to the Newborn King

 My dear parishioners and friends,

 

As we approach the sacred Christmas season, I write to inform you of our schedule of Masses and Confessions for Christmas. Please Note: There are plenty of seats available on Christmas Day—which is not always the case on Christmas Eve. On the evening of Christmas Eve, there will be three Masses in English and one in Spanish: two Masses at 4:00 PM and 4:05 PM (in the Church Hall), and a Mass at 5:30 PM, in English. The Mass at 7:00 PM will be in Spanish. The Midnight Mass will be proceeded by a festival of music at 11:30 PM, with a Midnight Festival of Mass, Nativity of Christ, at 12:00 AM. There will be only three Masses on Christmas Day:  9:00 AM and 10:30 AM, in English, and 12 PM in Spanish.

 

Sunday, January 1, 2017 is The Feast of Mary, the Mother of God (New Year’s Day). There will be a vigil Mass on Saturday, December 31 at 4:00 PM. The Masses on New Year’s Day, January 1, will be at 7:30 AM, 9:00 AM, 10:30 AM— all in English.—and 12:00 Noon Mass in Spanish.

 

Extra opportunities for Confession will be provided the days before Christmas. In addition to the regular Saturday afternoon confessions at 2:30 PM, confessions will be heard on December 20th, Tuesday, from 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM; December 22nd, Thursday, from 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM; and Friday, December 23rd, from 9:00 AM to 9:30 AM and from 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM. Extra confessors will be available for the evening confessions. Please note Confessions will be heard on Christmas Eve, Saturday, December 24th, 2:30 PM to 3:00 PM.

Deacon Gene Riotte, Deacon Tullio Ossa, Deacon Ed Pantalena and our entire staff join me in wishing you and your loved ones a blessed Christmas and a happy, holy New Year. May the Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, bless you all.

 

Father Thomas Jeffrey Walsh                                  

 

Youth Group

MHT TRINITY TEENS

Teens Alive in Christ 

Come Check Us Out!!  and bring a friend or two!!!

If you have any questions, contact the parish rectory at 203-269-8791 to register,  or contact

Mary Hayden-Weiner at 203-317-0976

For more information on upcoming events or 

about the Trinity Teens High School Youth Group in general, please

contact (text or call) Mary Hayden-Weiner, 203-317-0976, 

or call the Parish Office at 203-269-8791.

The Trinity Teens meet twice a month routinely with
Mass on the 2nd Sunday and a social/service activity
(counts for community service hours) on the 4th
Sunday. Dates may change due to holidays.

All high school students are invited to join the Trinity Teens.



 


                       
Music Ministry
LIKE TO SING? LIFT UP YOUR VOICE TO THE LORD!

Join the choir! Our 10:30 AM Adult Choir rehearses on Thursday evenings at 7:00 PM. Anyone with a singing voice is welcomed to join this amazing choir. Most Holy Trinity is so lucky to have a four-part singing group dedicated to leading the congregation in worship.


UNA VOCE [“One Voice”] - YOUTH CHOIR! 

“ONE VOICE” is for young people, with unchanging voices. Boys and girls in the 4th through 8th grade are welcome. This unique group will explore chant, the musical history of our faith, and music to enrich their lives and our churches.Mark Neumann, our Music Director, has over 35 years experience working with young people. A fun learning environment should be expected. The group rehearses Thursdays from 5:30-6:30 PM and will sing at the 9 AM Mass, once a month. More information will follow. Contact Mark Neumann, 1-860-930-6823 with questions or for more information.


CONTEMPORARY CHOIR!

The Contemporary Choir sings once a month at the 9 a.m. Mass.  The hymns chosen are modern and familiar to most parishioners.  Anyone who likes to sing more contemporary hymns are invited to join.  If you play an instrument, speak to Mark Neumann, the choir director, to discuss how it can be utilized during Mass.  Rehearsals are at 5 p.m. the Saturday before the 9 a.m. Mass.  Contact Mark Neumann, 1-860-930-6823, with questions or for more information.  



THE FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY


+ A HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION FOR ALL CATHOLICS + 

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Masses will be celebrated at 8:30 AM, 12:00 PM, 5:30 PM, and 7:00 PM in Spanish




CCD Friendly Reminders
Religious Education Classes are held on:
  • Saturday Classes - Grade 1-6 - 9:00 - 10:15 AM 
  • Monday Classes - Grade 1-6 - 4:00 - 5:15 PM 
  • Tuesday Classes - Grade 1-6 - 4:00 - 5:15 PM 
  • Tuesday Classes - Grade 7 & 8 - 6:45 - 8:00 PM 

REMINDERS:

  • COME SHARE THE FAITH with the youth of our parish. The Religious Education Office is looking for substitute CCD teachers for the 2016-2017 year. Please contact Fran Selmecki at 203-265-6300 for further information on how you can make a difference!

FOR MORE INFORMATION, you can visit our Religious Education page.

ADVENT


Third Week of Advent: The Shepherds' Candle - December 11

Look! Light is shining on simplest shepherds, illuminating their path to the Savior, and ours!

"To you is born this day in David's city a savior, who is Christ, the Lord."  Lk. 2:11

  

Fourth Week of Advent: The Angels' Candle - December 18

Bright angels bring a message to all the earth. The prince of Peace has come to take away all fear.

"Glory to God in the highest, and peach to his people on earth."  Lk. 2:14


Jubilee Year of Mercy

December 8, 2015-November 20,2016

Mission Possible 2016

Click HERE to find out more about 2016 MHT Mission Possible

 

 

CCD at MHT

Welcome to 2016-17 School Year. 

Click here for more details.

Family Mass


Our Next Family Mass will be 

celebrated on Dec. 18th at 

9:00 a.m. 

Weekly Bulletins

You can check out our church weekly bulletins on our website. Click here.

 

Bingo

Join us for a Friday night of BINGO - next days: December 9 & 16, January 6, 13, 20, 27  - Hope to see you there!

Game begins at 7 PM in our heated/air-conditioned church hall.


Bingo Night volunteers needed: Please e-mail our Bingo team at bingo@hts-wallingford.org if you can help out on a Friday night.

Confessions
In preparation for our celebration of Christmas,  confessions will be heard at the following times:
  • Tuesday, December 20 - 7:00 to 7:30 PM
  • Thursday, December 22 - 7:00 to 7:30 PM
  • Friday, December 23 - 9:00 to 9:30 AM and 7:00 to 7:30 PM
  • Saturday, December 24 - 2:30-3:00 PM
24-Hr Eucharistic Adoration

Begins Friday, December 30, 5:00 PM and ends with Benediction, Saturday,  December 31, 5:00 P.M. at the Most Holy Trinity Parish Center Chapel.

For more information and signing up, please click here.

Parish Pay

If you would like to donate to our PARISH online, the website address for signing up is

https://www.parishpay.com/nonprofit/login.html?pc=hcqyxx83, or you may sign up by calling 866 727-4741.
 
If you would like to donate to our parish Most Holy Trinity Capital Campaign online, the website address for signing up is
https://www.parishpay.com/nonprofit/login.html?pc=jrapit56
 

THANK YOU!


Italian Mass

MASS IN ITALIAN will be celebrated by Father Walsh at 9:30 AM. on:

  • December 10th
Please join Father and fellow parishioners for a lovely Service featuring Mass responses and traditional hymns in the beautiful Italian language. Benvenutti a tutti!
Habemus Papam!

"God's mercy can make even the driest land become a garden, can restore life to dry bones (cf. Ez 37:1-14). ... Let us be renewed by God's mercy, let us be loved by Jesus, let us enable the power of his love to transform our lives too; and let us become agents of this mercy, channels through which God can water the earth, protect all creation and make justice and peace flourish."
 

Message from Father Walsh
2nd Sunday of Advent - Sunday, December 04, 2016

We will have a Lenten retreat, entitled “Awaken Our Hearts” March 4th-8th, conducted by Faith on Fire Missions.  I am looking for interested parishioners to help me host this  retreat.  There are scores of details that will have to be attended to in order to have a successful mission.  If you are able to help me, I invite you to a retreat committee meeting to be held December 6th, this Tuesday, at 7:00p.m., in the Father Gene Room.  Come and find out how you can help us.

 

 
1st Sunday of Advent - Sunday, November 27, 2016

Every October, parishes in the Archdiocese of Hartford count the number of people who attend Mass and receive Holy Communion at the Sunday (and Saturday vigil) Masses.  This past October, the average number of people who   attended Mass at Most Holy Trinity on the weekend was 1507.  This is a decrease of 118 people, or 7 % from 2015.  The decrease was even more marked for the English Masses, from 1160 to 1015, or 13%.  This year was the second year in a row that we have seen a reduction in the Mass  attendance.

The only Mass that saw an increase was the 12:00 Spanish Mass which increased from 465 to 492 or 6%.  The 4:00p.m. Mass decreased from 308 to 272, or 12%.  The 7:30a.m. Mass saw the biggest drop in terms of percentage (16%), from 196 to 165.  The attendance at the 9:00a.m. Mass went from 301 to 269, decreasing by 11%.  Finally, the 10:30a.m. Mass also decreased from 353 to 308, or 13%.

 

 
Christ the King - Sunday, November 20, 2016

I would like to thank everyone who attended our Oktoberfest Dinner on October 22nd.   I especially would like to thank Michael Guidone for cooking the meal, John and Jo-Ann Arcangelo for providing the wine and bear, and Denis Bonito for providing the musical entertainment for the evening, as well as all the volunteers who provided the desserts and sold tickets, set up, served the meal, and cleaned up afterwards.

We made $1,450 in advanced ticket sales and donations, another $420 was realized from tickets sold at the door, and $230 was made from the 50/50 raffle, giving us a total income of $2,100.  The food cost $946.08, leaving us a total profit of $1,153.92.

 

 
33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time - Sunday, November 13, 2016

    Over the past year, the Archbishop has communicated the need for pastoral planning, given the diminishing number of priests, fewer Catholics attending Mass, changing demographics, and decreasing parish revenues.  Once the pastoral plan is implemented and smaller parishes are closed, priests will not be spread so thin.

    However, in the interim, even the loss of one priest can present challenges to the staffing of parishes.

    Recently a Columbian priest assigned to the four churches in Torrington returned to his country, leaving no Spanish-speaking priest in the city.  Father Zapata from St. Augustine’s and St. Ann’s Churches in Hartford has been transferred to Torrington to fill the void.  Both churches have a Spanish Mass, and Father Ricardo Borja has been asked to go to Hartford to assist the Pastor there, leaving us without an Assistant Pastor for the time being.  The Archdiocese has asked us to be patient until a Parochial Vicar is available.

    In the meantime, let us pray for Father Borja as he begins his ministry in two new parishes,  that he may be welcomed and embraced there as you welcomed and  embraced him here.

    Please feel free to visit Father or to contact him.

    He is assigned to:

St. Augustine Church

10 Campfield Avenue

Hartford, Connecticut 06114

860-522-7128

And:

St. Anne-Immaculate Conception Churches

820 Park Street

Hartford, Connecticut 06114

860-728-7445

 

 
32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time - Sunday, November 06, 2016

     During at least one Mass last weekend, flyers were left on car windshields stating that “there is  only ONE WAY CATHOLICS CAN VOTE.”             Permission from Most Holy Trinity Church was not granted or solicited for this activity, nor was the church informed before or after the fact concerning this exercise.  Please do not assume that the Church has made a political endorsement.

     On the contrary, The Catholic Church has always insisted on the importance of each citizen properly informing his own conscience before exercising the right to vote.  Moreover, the church as a tax-exempt organization is forbidden by federal law from endorsing any one candidate.

     All Catholics are urged to properly form their own consciences, study the issues, pray for guidance, and then follow their consciences.  Of course, this does not give us carte blanche to disregard church teachings in order to satisfy merely personal preferences.

     The Catholic Church emphasizes the importance of working for the common good and respecting the inherent dignity of every human being.  The                  American Bishops, in “Living the Gospel of Life,” declare, “Any politics of human dignity must seriously address issues of racism, poverty, hunger, employment, education, housing, and health care. Therefore, Catholics should eagerly involve themselves as advocates for the weak and marginalized in all these areas….But being 'right' in such matters can never excuse a wrong choice regarding direct attacks on innocent human life. Indeed, the failure to protect and defend life in its most vulnerable stages renders suspect any claims to the 'rightness' of positions in other matters affecting the poorest and least powerful of the human community.”

     In addition, Archbishop Blair writes, “an objective way to evaluate our choices from a moral point of view is to take a look at the platforms of the political parties, keeping in mind that not every candidate subscribes to everything in his or her party’s platform.”  (see the Archdiocesan website for the Archbishop’s letter in its entirety.)

     Let us pray that in the absence of a perfect (or even a good) candidate, we may nevertheless receive the Lord’s guidance as we seek to elect the best         candidate to work for the common good of all.

 

 
31st Sunday in Ordinary Time - Sunday, October 30, 2016

       During the month of November we reflect upon death, and we remember the faithful departed in a special way during the month.  Of course we begin the month with the Feast of All Saints, a holy day of obligation, on Tuesday.  On Wednesday we commemorate all the faithful departed.  We will have a special All Souls’ Day Mass at 12:00 noon on that day.  I ask that if you have not turned in your All Souls’ Day envelope with the names of your deceased loved ones on it, please do so by Tuesday so that we may put their names on the altar for Wednesday’s Mass.

 

 
30th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Sunday, October 23, 2016

The American bishops have designated October as pro-life month.  I am looking for new members to join our pro-life committee.  While this issue has been around for some time, there appear to be ever new threats to the sanctity of life on all fronts.  I will have more information concerning our parish’s witness to the pro-life movement in the future.

 

 
29th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Sunday, October 16, 2016

At this time, we are looking for more parishioners to help with the liturgical ministries at Mass, i.e., Readers, Ministers of Holy Communion, Altar Servers, and Choir members.  To read at Mass or distribute Holy Communion, we are looking for parishioners who set good  examples of Catholic laymen and women who have received the Sacraments of Baptism, First Communion, and Confirmation.  They need to  be married in the Church, or, if single, be living a chaste lifestyle, and should be participating in the collection envelope system, or be enrolled in Parish Pay, the online parish contribution website.

If you or someone you know is interested in being a liturgical minister at Mass, please let me know.

 

 
28th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Sunday, October 09, 2016

            At the last parish council meeting, we discussed a parish welcome for new residents of town.  New residents will be identified by third parties and they will be contacted by the parish and provided with some information.  If you are interested in helping to welcome people to our parish or in some other way making people feel welcomed and accepted in our church, please let me know.

 

 
27th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Sunday, October 02, 2016

In last week’s bulletin we included an insert concerning the Pastoral Planning of the Archdiocese of Hartford.  As was mentioned, recommendations are being made to the Archbishop from the 17 deaneries and the 212 parishes of the Archdiocese regarding the future of the Catholic Church in this part of the state.  These recommendations were to take into account the declining number of priests, the decrease in the number of practicing Catholics, and the financial health of the parishes.

On September 26th, last Monday, there was a meeting of the priests of the town of Wallingford, along with representatives of the four parishes.  Some difficult topics were discussed, and the recommendation made was to suppress (close) Sts. Peter and Paul Parish, and to leave each of the other three parishes in town with its own pastor, which means, if this recommendation is     implemented, that there will be no linking in town in the immediate future.

Of course, Archbishop Blair will make the final decision as to the restructuring of churches in the Town of Wallingford and in the Archdiocese of Hartford as a whole.

 

 
26th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Sunday, September 25, 2016

I would like to thank everyone who participated in the “Count Me In” campaign.  We have had hundreds of people (maybe 300) register with the parish or update their information and provide us with their email addresses.

I would like to thank the technology committee of the parish council for organizing this campaign.  In particular, I would like to thank Kim Pisani for donating the 55” flat screen television, which was won by Anne Marie McNulty.  I would also like to thank Jerry Farrell for sponsoring the wine and cheese social and for donating the door prizes after each of the Mass.

We are still accepting new registration forms from those who are not registered with the parish or from those would like to update their information or  provide us with their email address.

 

 

 
25th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Sunday, September 18, 2016

Those who park on the north side of the church have undoubtedly noticed that the north staircase has been reopened.  The repair work begun in 2012 has finally been completed.

 

The total cost of the project was over $60,000, and now the stairs rest firmly on a solid foundation.  Also, for the first time in many years, the platform halfway up the stairs is properly inclined so that the water may run off and not freeze, leaving a coat of ice on the steps.

 

This project predates the “Preserving Our Church for Future Generations” campaign, and so a portion of the Annual collection will be designated to offset the cost of this project.

 

 
September 11, 2016 - Sunday, September 11, 2016

There will be a French Mass on October 15th, Saturday, at 9:30 a.m.

 Also, Mass will be celebrated in Italian at 9:30 a.m. on the second Saturday of every other month beginning in October.  The schedule for the year, therefore, is October 8th, December 10th, February 11th, April 8th, and June 10th.


 
September 4, 2016 - Sunday, September 04, 2016

I am looking for volunteers to paint some rooms in the Parish Center behind Holy Trinity School.  We will be painting on September 17th, Saturday morning, at 9:00.  If you are interested, please call the rectory so that we may plan on how many paintbrushes we need to purchase.

 

 
Most Holy Trinity Church

Most Holy Trinity Church 

Wallingford, CT

Rectory: 68 North Colony Street.
Wallingford, CT 06492
Phone: (203) 269-8791
Fax: (203) 269-0880
htrectory@snet.net

church@mhtwallingford.org

Rectory: 9:00 A.M. - 3 P.M.

Church Hall: 84 North Colony Street


Religious Education - CCD

11 North Whittlesey Avenue

Wallingford, CT 06492

Phone: 203-265-6300

Fax: 203-294-4983

htccd@sbcglobal.net

Office Hours:

Monday, Wednesday-Friday: 1 P.M. - 6 P.M.

Tuesday:1 P.M. - 8 P.M.

Saturday: 8:30 A.M. - 10:15 A.M.

Mass Times

Monday through Saturday: 8:30 AM

Saturday Evening: Saturday 4:00 PM

Sunday Masses: 7:30 AM, 9 AM, 10:30 AM

Mass in Spanish: Sunday 12:00 Noon, Tuesday 6:00 PM

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