The physical body needs nourishment; therefore we eat. The spiritual body needs nourishment too; therefore we pray, we draw closer to God, and we gather as a community to acknowledge Our Almighty Father, his only Son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit - the three persons in the one Holy Trinity.
Indeed, in keeping with its name, Most Holy Trinity Church exists to do exactly that - to be a spiritual community for Catholics in Wallingford to come together, to celebrate the Holy Mass, and to support and encourage one another during life's good and bad times.
We - the priests, deacons, lay ministers and staff of the parish - are here to help you draw closer to Jesus. Whether you are a long-time parishioner, or someone newly seeking out a spiritual home, we want you to feel welcome and comfortable.
Particularly during these tough times we are experiencing due to the Coronavirus, please call upon us in any way, by calling the rectory at 203-269-8791 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Know that Father Gutierrez and I continue to say mass for all of you, for all of Wallingford, and for all those affected and suffering.
As of March 1, 2021 Most Holy Trinity and Our Lady of Fatima are linked. Fr. Andres Mendoza, Pastor, assisted by Fr. Eduar Gutierrez, Parochial Vicar, and Fr. Robert Landback, Senior Parochial Vicar.
This linkage will be followed by merger of the two parishes (and a later merger with the Church of the Resurrection.) For the parishioners of all three parishes, this is a major turning point. All have had their own separate parish histories of worship and service and sacrificial support by parishioners.
Now, we are being asked to embrace a new vision as members of one parish across the whole town, and to create a new history together with eventually three campuses. A transition team will be formed to plan the merger of Most Holy Trinity and Our Lady of Fatima, assisted by the pastoral planning department of the Archdiocese.
May God bless the Catholic community of Wallingford!
The 2021 Archbishop's Annual Appeal is now underway in our parish. Your support of this year's Appeal ensures that essential charitable, educational, and pastoral ministries of the Archdiocese of Hartford are carried forward.
We hope you can help meet our parish goal of $85,000.00. If you would like to make a gift, please mail in your pledge card. You may also visit the Archdiocesan website at www.archdioceseofhartford.org (click on the image above) or call the Appeal Office at (800) 781-2550. Keep in mind that an early pledge will allow you to best use the monthly payment plan.
All funds contributed to the Archbishop's Annual Appeal are used exclusively for the purposes outlined in the Appeal literature, which can be found at https://archdioceseofhartford.org/appeal/
No Appeal funds are ever used for legal fees or settlements.
Heavenly Father, we thank you for the many blessings you daily bestow on us even in the midst of the trials and sufferings of a pandemic.
Your goodness is without measure, and your providence exceeds all that we could ask or imagine. We ask you to look kindly upon this year’s Archbishop’s Annual Appeal, “Reaching Out, Healing Together.” Open our eyes to the spiritual and material needs of others. Open our hearts to respond generously. May the divine mercy that fills the Sacred Heart of Jesus move us to give of ourselves and what we have as generously as we have received from You. May those who suffer in any way as a result of the coronavirus be assisted and comforted by the ministry of the Church and the good works supported by the appeal, and may the efforts to eradicate this disease prove successful with your blessing. We make our prayer in the name of the healer of souls and bodies, Our Lord Jesus Christ.
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English - 4:00 PM Saturday
8:00 AM Sunday
10:00 AM Sunday
Spanish - 6:00 PM Saturday
12:00 PM Sunday
English - 8:30 AM Monday through Saturday
Spanish - 6:00 PM Wednesday
All Masses will be streamed via StreamSpot
for those who are unable to attend at this time.
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Please practice social distancing at all times staying 6 feet apart, wear a mask or cloth face covering and sanitize hands.
Rosary in English, 3:00 p.m. in the church
(for those unable to attend in person, via StreamSpot)
Rosary in Spanish, 11:20 a.m. in the church
(for those unable to attend in person, via StreamSpot)
Eucharistic Adoration (in the church), 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. with confessions (in the hall). (For those unable to attend in person, via StreamSpot)
Lectio Divina, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. via Zoom
Meeting ID: 952 4666 8820
The Connecticut General Assembly is considering legalizing a form of suicide in our state commonly referred to as "aid-in-dying" or "physician-assisted suicide". The legislation is House Bill 6425 "An Act Concerning Aid in Dying for Terminally Ill Patients".
Modern hospice care and the proper use of pain medications render suicide unnecessary, and we need to be mindful of the threat that a suicide mentality poses to vulnerable people and to people with disabilities
Many people believe that a physician is deeply involved in this process. This not true. The physician orders the mixture of medications, the patient must then orally consume the deadly cocktail of drugs without assistance. Many times without even a physician or nurse present.
We should never allow legislators to establish suicide as a solution to medical issues.
Catholic teaching condemns physician-assisted suicide because it, like murder, involves taking an innocent human life:
Suicide is always as morally objectionable as murder. The Church's tradition has always rejected it as a gravely evil choice: To concur with the intention of another person to commit suicide and to help in carrying it out through so-called "assisted suicide" means to cooperate in, and at times to be the actual perpetrator of, an injustice which can never be excused, even if it is requested. Saint Augustine writes that "it is never licit to kill another: even if he should wish it.” True "compassion" leads to sharing another's pain; it does not kill the person whose suffering we cannot bear. (John Paul II, The Gospel of Life, no. 66).
Go to the website below, read more on the issue and then sign the petition to stop the legalization of assisted suicide in Connecticut
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English: Monday - Saturday, 8:30 AM
Spanish: Wednesday, 6:00 PM
Saturday Vigil Mass:
4:00 PM (English)
6:00 PM (Spanish)
8:00 AM (English)
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