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“Preserving Our Church for Future Generations"


Dear Friends,

As members of various families we have all experienced the love and concern that others have offered to us throughout our lives. This love and concern is realized at various times through the many sacrifices made for us in our time of need. This is truly an authentic response to the Lord’s Gospel.  We know that you treasure your Roman Catholic faith and heritage and are grateful to the many parishioners who have gone before us and have enriched our faith-filled community to this very day. We can’t help but be grateful to those generous people who have built our parish and touched our lives.  


Many of you have been a part of Church of the Most Holy Trinity for most of your lives. Through the years many of your children have been Baptized and received their First Holy Communion at Most Holy Trinity. Many members of our parish were married here at Most Holy Trinity and many remember sadder times when you had to say goodbye to loved ones and the dignity surrounding the celebration of the Mass for Christian burial.


We look back with heartfelt pride and gratitude for what was sacrificed so that we could worship God as the Church has called us to do. Let us pray that our forefathers in the faith will judge us worthy of the trust that has been placed in our hands at this time. Our Church has faithfully provided the community with a spiritual home for more than 125 years. To continue this legacy, the time has come for all of us to unite in support of our capital campaign, “Preserving Our Church for Future Generations”. 


We are asking each and every family to consider a financial sacrifice to help renovate our Church. Many of your friends and neighbors are lending their time and talents to safeguard the success of our campaign. Please pray for these parish workers as they begin this important endeavor.  


Thank you for your kind generosity, past and present. Our parish family has always shown an abundance of spirit and faith. Be assured that God will abundantly bless you and your family. 


May God bless you and your family,


Rev. Thomas J. Walsh

Pastor


“I urge you brothers and sisters, in the name of Our Lord Jesus Christ  to agree in what you say, and that there be no division among you, but that you be united in the same mind and in the same purpose.”

1 Cor. 1:10
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Capital Improvements Updates
MHT - - Saturday, October 24, 2015
I would like to follow up on the column I wrote last week concerning the progress of the capital improvements to the church. We received three bids for the wiring  and lighting, which came in at between $500,000 and slightly over $1,000,000.  This is much more than we had budgeted for, and so we sent the bids back, asking for a pared down, more affordable project. We still hope to get permission in November from the Archdiocese to do this work. Also, our lawyers had informed us that the original firm that did the work on the north staircase of the church was going to redo the stairs this October.  However, we have just been notified that they will work on the stairs  starting April 1st of next year. 
MHT - - Saturday, October 17, 2015
I continue to be inspired by the generosity of so many of our parishioners who have made a pledge to our capital campaign, “Preserving Our Church for Future Generations,” and especially those who are continue to make payments towards that pledge every month.I would like to appraise everyone of the progress of the capital improvements. The church roof was completed this spring, and the roofers paid for the damage to be repaired to the sidewalk and the lawn on the south side of the church. The architect has completed the plans for the wiring and the lighting for the church and the church basement. These went out to bid, and three out of seven firms decided to bid on the project. The steering committee will choose one of the bids on Tuesday. We will then forward the information to the Archdiocese of Hartford for approval, after which the company which is awarded the bid will be notified and will give us a proposed time table for completion of the work.Currently, we are also planning for a few other stages of the repairs. We are planning for improvements to the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. In addition, we will be making improvements to the sound system and installing security cameras. 
MHT - Saturday, August 29, 2015
Recently, the drop ceiling in the church basement was removed. This was done to study the present wiring in the church. It is our hope that the specifications for the new wiring and lighting, which the architect has been drawing up for many months, will be completed ASAP. Once they are completed, the specs will be sent out to bid. While this project is moving at a snail’s pace, it is moving forward. I thank all of you for being patient, and I encourage those who have not yet contributed to the campaign to consider doing so at this time.  
MHT - - Saturday, January 31, 2015
On January 22nd, we had a fire in the church. The electrical box caught fire. Fortunately it was just be-foe the 8:30 AM Mass, and someone was in the sacristy to put it out. The only damage seems to have been to the electrical system itself, which the electrician temporarily fixed, until the church is rewired. The rewiring of the church is the next project of our capital campaign and we hope to begin this spring. Once again, I would like to thank everyone who is participating in the capital campaign, “Protecting Our Church for Future Generations,” for making these critical repairs possible. The rewiring, like the roofing of the church is critical to the survival of our church building. If the rewiring is not done soon, there is a very great possibility that there could be another electrical fire– and the next time, we may not be so blessed as to escape unscathed.  
 
MHT - Saturday, January 24, 2015
Just as donations are still coming in from those who have made a pledge to the “Preserving Our Church” Capital Campaign, so work on the church roofs is continuing. There are ten small roofs in addition to the main roof, and the two roofs over the side aisles. Seven of these roofs are now shingled, though there is still a lot of flashing that needs to be completed. After the roofs are completed, we will put the work on the electricity and the church lighting out to bid. 
 
MHT - - Friday, December 12, 2014

The coppersmiths were here Monday and Tuesday, but did not work Wednesday and Thursday (Dec. 10 & 11).  Nobody worked here today, which was disappointing, since there was no precipitation.

 
MHT - - Saturday, December 06, 2014
The coppersmiths worked every day this week and a half day today. 
MHT - - Saturday, November 29, 2014
The coppersmiths worked last Wednesday and a half day today. 
MHT - - Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Yesterday the coppersmiths were here.  Today, the roofers finished the south transcept, and for the first time we had two cherry pickers here (bucket trucks) so that the roofers and coppersmiths could work the same day. 
MHT - - Saturday, November 22, 2014

The coppersmiths worked all week and half day today .

 
MHT - - Saturday, November 15, 2014

Today the coppersmiths came to work on the flashing.

 
MHT - - Wednesday, November 12, 2014
The roofers spent the last three days stripping, putting on plywood, and protective paper on the lower parts of the transcepts.

 
MHT - - Friday, November 07, 2014
While it rained yesterday, today the roofers worked on the north transcept.
 
MHT - - Wednesday, November 05, 2014
Today, the roofers finished the south side of the main roof, and replaced the roof over the south entrance to the parish hall.
 
MHT - - Monday, November 03, 2014
Today, we were advised of two problems that the roofers encountered. One is that the lightening rod is no longer grounded, making the lightening protection of the church no longer effective.  Second, the decorative wall adjacent to the roof on the east side (Colony Street) of the building is loose and will need to be reinforced. These problems will be addressed separately in the future.
 
MHT - - Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Today, the roofers finished the north side of the main roof, and started putting the tie-ins in the south side of the main roof.

 
MHT - - Saturday, October 25, 2014
Today, the roofers started the north side of the main roof in earnest.  They did not work Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday, though Wednesday was clear, and the rain ended by 10:00 A.M. on Friday.
 
MHT - - Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Yesterday the roofers finished the top half of the south transcept, and today the roofers have only put in tie-ins on the main roof on the north side of the church, perhaps due to the poor forecast for today. 
MHT - - Friday, October 17, 2014
Today, the roofers have just about finished the top have of the roof on the north transcept, having missed only one day this week due to rain. 
MHT - Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Today, the workmen finished putting up the scaffolding, and the dumpster is on site for the disposal of the old roofing shingles. The roofers should be here next week to begin the actual work on the roof.

 
MHT - - Friday, September 12, 2014
The roofing company has dropped off the roofing materials in the parking lot.  Also, the staging company finally came on Wednesday and began assembling the scaffolding on the north side of the church.  Because of this, the north entrance to the church will be closed for the foreseeable future, and the area for parking on the north side of the church is reduced.
 
MHT - Saturday, August 23, 2014
After a long month of ironing out details of the contract and assuring appropriate insurance coverage, we have signed a contract with Silktown Roofers to replace the church roof. The roofers have said that the staging company will put up the scaffolding on the north side of the parking lot at the end of the week(provided the weather cooperates). The roofers should begin actually working on the project shortly after Labor Day (weather permitting) . I ask everyone to be patient as parking will be reduced during this project.
 
Church of Most Holy Trinity

Most Holy Trinity Church 

Wallingford, CT

Rectory: 68 North Colony Street.
Wallingford, CT 06492
Phone: (203) 269-8791
Fax: (203) 269-0880
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church@mhtwallingford.org

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

Church Hall: 84 North Colony Street


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11 North Whittlesey Avenue

Wallingford, CT 06492

Phone: 203-265-6300

Fax: 203-294-4983

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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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