Sixth Sunday of Easter

May 21, 2017



Welcome to Holy Trinity Parish and our celebration of the Sixth Sunday of Easter.  We welcome all our guests who are with us today especially members of the Chaney, Russell and Romero families, and all their extended family, who bring their son, grandson and great-grandson here for baptism this morning.  We are glad to have all of you with us, and we hope you will return whenever you have a chance!  Our celebrant today is:  Fr. Marty Peter.

The intention for today’s Mass is for the repose of the soul of James Shehan, Father of Gary.
Please join your own intentions to this intention for today’s Mass.

There will be a second collection today for the completion of the dome of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.  This is a one-time collection and the project is scheduled to be completed later this year.  If you have never been to the basilica, it is worth your time to visit it if you are in the Washington, D.C. area.

Our parish picnic and graduate recognition is just 3 weeks away, on June 11, after Mass.  Please mark your calendars and consult the bulletin for more details.

Every year, around this time, personnel changes are announced in parishes, that take effect on the first Wednesday of July.  Again this year, Holy Trinity is experiencing a change.  Fr. Andy Syberg will be leaving us as he completes two years of ministry at Columbus and serving our sacramental needs here this past year.  He has been assigned to join the formation staff at Bishop Simon Brute College Seminary in Indianapolis.  Fr. James Brockmeier, ordained last year and currently serving as associate pastor at Saints Francis and Clare Parish in Greenwood, will become associate pastor at Saint Bartholomew in Columbus and assist with our sacramental needs here.  Again, these changes become effective at noon on Wednesday, July 5, 2017.  Please consult the upcoming Criterion for the complete list of changes.

Please join us today after Mass today for coffee, juice, milk, doughnuts and fruit in the parish hall.

In John’s Gospel account that we hear today Jesus says: "If you love me, you will keep my commandments.”  Do our actions show that we love Jesus?  Do we keep his commandments?  His commandments go well beyond the Ten Commandments.  How well do we love God and our neighbor?  Can people tell by the way we act?  Think about it.