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Summer Camp

Making Music, Praying Twice
August Summer Camp

1 week program — pajama or morning class
In the Holy Trinity Ministry Center
Children newborn to 5-years-old with parent(s)


Register with Natalie or Mary Beth:
nataliegawaldo@gmail.com
mbgawaldo@gmail.com

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Calling All HTS Alumni

Saturday, August 2 is ALUMNI NIGHT at the Festival!


This year marks the 60thAnniversary of the School. If you are an Alumnus, or know others, please plan to celebrate with us! If you have any HTS history to share, please email htfestival@comcast.net. Be sure to stop by and register at the Alumni Area and check out the Mosaic Project!

We can’t wait to see you!

Weekdays: 8:15am
Saturday: 8:15am & Vigil 5:00pm
Sunday: 8:00am, 10:00am, 12 Noon & 7:00pm
Holy Days: Please see bulletin.

Saturday: 11:30am and 4:00pm

Thursdays: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
First Friday – 24 hours

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Thursday, July 24
8:15 am
† George Geisler
6:30 pm
† Simon Michael John
Friday, July 25
8:15 am
† Dorothy Kimes
Saturday, July 26
8:15 am
† Leona Fliegel
5:00 pm
† Our Deceased Family
Sunday, July 27
8:00 am
† Al Zombeck
10:00 am
† Mary Detar
12:00 pm
† Isabelle Nayden
7:00 pm
For Our Parishioners

Our Welcome Ministry

Holy Trinity's new Welcome Ministry is off to a great start in their work to make all who come to Holy Trinity feel welcome! To learn more about the group's recent activities - click here!

July: month dedicated to the Precious Blood of Jesus

Among devotions to the humanity of Christ (e.g., Divine Infancy, Sacred Heart), the Precious Blood of Jesus has the most biblical precedent since it is mentioned so frequently in the New Testament (over 75 times). Saint Peter, our first Pope, specifically refers to the blood of Christ as “the precious blood {τιμίῳ αἵματι} of Christ, as of a lamb unspotted and undefiled” (1 Peter 1:19, D-R). In fact, it might even be said that the entire Old Testament is a lesson in “blood sacrifice” as an anticipation of Christ’s obedient and merciful sacrifice on the wood of the life-giving cross.

St. Paul could rightfully be called the “Theologian of the Precious Blood.” The Apostle even tell us to place our “faith in His blood”:
“Whom God hath proposed to be a propitiation, through faith in his blood, to the shewing of his justice, for the remission of former sins” (Romans 3:25 D-R).

This reveals that the Precious Blood of Jesus is not an abstraction, but a true devotion to the Divine Person of Christ.

In Ephesians, the Apostle teaches us that our redemption was purchased “through His blood” (Eph 1:7), and in Hebrews, he teaches that the entire New Covenant is rooted in the Precious Blood of Jesus:
“Neither by the blood of goats or of calves, but by his own blood, entered once into the Holies, having obtained eternal redemption. For if the blood of goats and of oxen, and the ashes of an heifer, being sprinkled, sanctify such as are defiled, to the cleansing of the flesh: How much more shall the blood of Christ, who by the Holy Ghost offered himself unspotted unto God, cleanse our conscience from dead works, to serve the living God? And therefore he is the mediator of the new testament: that by means of his death for the redemption of those transgressions which were under the former testament, they that are called may receive the promise of eternal inheritance.” (Hebrews 9:12–15, D-R)

Saint John the Apostle stresses the love of God and the Precious Blood when he writes: “he hath loved us and washed us from our sins in his own blood” (Rev 1:5, D-R). Elsewhere, Saint John explains that the Blood of Jesus continues to be applied to us: “But if we walk in the light, as he also is in the light, we have fellowship one with another: And the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin” (1 Jn 1:7, D-R).

Devotion to the Precious Blood

Below is the Litany of the Precious Blood. Perhaps your family might include this devotion every evening after the Holy Rosary during the month of July. You can print it out or just “bookmark” it on your laptop or iPad/iPhone for easy access during evening devotions. Devotion to the Precious Blood helps to recognize that our salvation was costly for Christ. The New and Everlasting Covenant must be mediated through the Blood of One who is absolutely perfect, sinless, and obedient to God the Father – our Lord Jesus Christ.
http://catholicismpure.wordpress.com/2011/07/04/july-month-of-the-precious-blood/

Focus on the Liturgy

The Gospel readings for the four Sundays in July are taken from St. Matthew — all are from Year A, Cycle 2.
July 6, 2014 ~~ Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time: In today's Gospel Our Lord tells us that His yoke is easy and His burden light.
July 13, 2014 ~~ Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Tim: Jesus tells the parable of the sower.
July 20, 2014 ~~ Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Jesus continues with the parable of the mustard seed.
July 27, 2014 ~~ Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Jesus says the kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in a field.

The Holy Father's Prayer Intentions for July, 2014

General: That sports may always be occasions of human fraternity and growth.
Missionary: That the Holy Spirit may support the work of the laity who proclaim the Gospel in the poorest countries. (See also www.apostleshipofprayer.net)

Feasts of July

The feasts on the General Roman Calendar celebrated during the month of July are:
1. Bl. Junipero Serra (USA); St. Oliver PlunketOpt. Mem.
3. Thomas the ApostleFeast
4. Independence Day (USA)Opt. Mem.
5. Anthony Mary of Zaccaria; Elizabeth of PortugalOpt. Mem.
6. Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary TimeSunday
9. Augustine Zhao Rong and companionsOpt. Mem.
11. BenedictMemorial
13. Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary TimeSunday
14. Bl. Kateri Tekakwitha (USA)Memorial
15. BonaventureMemorial
16. Our Lady of Mount CarmelOpt. Mem.
18. Camillus de Lellis (USA)Opt. Mem.
20. Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary TimeSunday
21. Lawrence of BrindisiOpt. Mem.
22. Mary MagdaleneMemorial
23. BridgetOpt. Mem.
24. Sharbel (Charbel) MakhloofOpt. Mem.
25. JamesFeast
26. Joachim and AnneMemorial
27. Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary TimeSunday
29. MarthaMemorial
30. Peter ChrysologusOpt. Mem.
31. Ignatius of LoyolaMemorial

The feasts of St. Maria Goretti, (July 6) and St. Henry (July 13) are superseded by the Sunday liturgy.

Golden Anniversary Celebration

Sun, Oct 12, 2:30pm

The Diocese of Pittsburgh is once again planning its annual Golden Wedding Celebration for the couples who are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. This year's event will begin with Mass at St. Paul Cathedral on Sun, Oct 12 at 2:30pm. Bishop Zubik will be the main celebrant. A reception will follow in the lower hall at the Cathedral. Cathedral and hall are both accessible.

If you are one of the couples celebrating your 50th anniversary in 2014, and would like to receive an invitation to this event, please call the rectory or drop a note in the collection basket no later than Sun, Aug 10.

Announcements

Super Bingo

Bingo will start back up again in September.

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Donations Needed: Gently used stuffed animals, toys

For Lollipop Tree Game at the Annual Festival

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Holy Trinity Catholic School 2014 Steelers Football Pool

Holy Trinity Announces New Preschool Openings

Help Wanted: Festival Volunteers

Shuttle Drivers, Dishwashers and Kitchen Prep Help

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Countdown to the Festival...Want to Volunteer? Want to Donate?

Events
JUL 24

Youth Group - SKYZONE

JUL 29

Diocesan Substance Addiction Ministry Steering Committee Meeting

at Cardinal’s Great Hall Saint Paul Seminary, 2900 Noblestown Road

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JUL 30

Holy Trinity Festival

JUL 30

Help Wanted: Dessert Bakers for the Sweet Treats Festival Booth

Donations can be dropped off at the Sweet Treats Booth during all festival days, Wed, Jul 30 to Sat, Aug 2.

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AUG 2

Alumni Night

AUG 4

Making Music - Praying Twice Summer Camp

Aug 4-8 Pajama Class or Aug 18-22 Morning Class

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DEC 1

Revelation: The Kingdom Yet to Come

Part of The Great Adventure Bible Study Program
Mondays during Advent, then picking up again on Mondays during Lent

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