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The Annual Baby Bottle Drive for Pregnancy Resources Services will begin this weekend, September 2/3, 2017. You can pick up your Baby Bottles after all masses this weekend and next weekend September 9/10. All bottles need to be returned on the weekends of September 16/17 and 22/23. This collection supports the only organization in Kitsap County offering material support for pregnant women as an alternative to abortion. Thank you for your continued support. God Bless!

BE READY TO HELP HURRICANE HARVEY VICTIMS, U.S. BISHOPS SAY

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The damage done by Hurricane Harvey is a cause for prayer and preparation to help the storm’s victims, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has said.

“As the Archbishop of Galveston-Houston, this crisis hits very close to home,” conference president Cardinal Daniel DiNardo said Aug. 27. “In solidarity with my brother bishops in this area of the country, I call on people of faith to pray for all of those who have been impacted by this hurricane, and I ask people of good will to stand with the victims and their families.

“May God, the Lord of mercy and compassion, protect all who are still in danger, and bring to safety those who are missing. May He care in a special way for those who were already homeless, or without support and resources, before this disaster,” the cardinal said.

The cardinal said the storm was “catastrophic and devastating” and many dioceses have been affected.

Hurricane Harvey made landfall Friday night as a Category 4 storm. It has killed at least two people. More than 1,000 had to be rescued. Many thousands are trapped by the water, CNN reports.

Although the hurricane has been downgraded to a tropical storm, the National Weather Service said the flooding was catastrophic, unprecedented and expected to continue for days. Up to 50 inches of rain could fall on some parts of Texas.

Several international airports in Texas, as well as a Houston hospital, were evacuated after flooding caused power loss.

The City of Dallas has said it will turn its convention center into a shelter to host up to 5,000 evacuees.

Cardinal DiNardo said the U.S. bishops’ conference is working closely with local dioceses, Catholic Charities USA and the St. Vincent de Paul Society, as well as other relief organizations.

The bishops’ conference will share more information about how best to aid hurricane victims.

The cardinal prayed in thanksgiving for the first responders who have put their lives at risk.

“We include in our intentions the everyday heroes reaching out to help their neighbors in need, those who, like the Good Samaritan, cannot walk by a person in need without offering their hand in aid,” he said.

Cardinal DiNardo concluded with a general prayer: “May God bless you and your families this day and always,” he said.

Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts– Help assist the victims impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Your gift will support the humanitarian and recovery efforts of Catholic Charities USA and to provide pastoral and rebuilding support to impacted dioceses. Donate online at www.seattlearchdiocese.org/harvey .

(If using a check, please make it payable to the parish)

Thank you for your generosity!

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Picture Slideshow from Holy Trinity's first Corpus Christi Procession & Benediction. Celebrated on Father’s Day June 18, 2017

 

 

Fatima Pope Francis has granted a plenary indulgence opportunity for the 100th anniversary of the Fatima apparitions throughout the centennial year, from November 27, 2016 until November 26,  2017. In a statement from the Fatima Shrine in Portugal to obtain the plenary indulgence, the faithful must also fulfill the ordinary conditions: go to Confession and Communion, be interiorly  detached from sin, and pray for the intentions of the Holy Father.

 For the faithful who, because of age, illness or other serious cause, are homebound or confined, they may pray in front of a statue of Our Lady of Fatima and must spiritually unite themselves to the  jubilee celebrations on the days of the apparitions on the 13th of each month between May and October 2017. They must also “offer to merciful God with confidence, their prayers and  sufferings or the sacrifices they make in their own lives.”

 Excerpts from EWTN-

 Plenary Indulgence

 An indulgence is defined in the Code of Canon Law (can. 992) and in the Catechism of the Catholic Church (n. 1471). An indulgence is a remission before God of the temporal punishment (time in  purgatory) due to sins whose guilt has already been forgiven. Indulgences are granted through the ministry of the Church which, as the dispenser of the grace of redemption, distributes the  treasury of the merits of Christ and the Saints.

 The faithful Christian who is duly disposed, gains the indulgence under certain prescribed conditions and through the performance of certain prescribed works. The indulgence can be obtained for  oneself or applied to someone who has died. In general, the gaining of indulgences requires certain prescribed conditions and the performance of certain prescribed works.

 To gain indulgences, whether plenary or partial, it is necessary that the faithful be in the state of grace at least at the time the indulgenced work is completed.

 A plenary indulgence removes full remission of all temporal punishment due to past sins which have been forgiven. A plenary indulgence can be gained only once a day.

 A partial indulgence removes only part of the temporal punishment due to past sins which have been forgiven.

The potential for a shooting incident by an active shooter exists unfortunately, in every situation throughout the United States.

Here are things to think about in event a situation should arise.

 

All parishioners and visitors are invited to spend some time with Jesus at adoration each Friday between 10am and 10:45am followed by Benediction and Mass. Jesus is present, waiting for you to share your thoughts and prayers with Him. Our hope is that we will all keep company with Jesus during Adoration on Fridays, followed by Benediction in the church and Mass at 11am in the chapel. For more information please call Deacon Henry Miner (808)499-5950.

For many years now our parishioners have been blessed by being able to light a votive candle for their prayer intentions in the Marian alcove. We would like to offer some reminders about “votive candle etiquette” so that all of us may continue to enjoy the benefits of this devotional practice:

 

  • · Please allow our sacristans time to fill the votive cups with candles before the 8:00am Sunday mass and in between the other Sunday masses. This is only one of their responsibilities, so please be patient.
  • · If all the candles have been lit, please do not blow them out to relight them for your own prayer intention.

  • · Please do not go into the sacristy looking for candles to fill an empty cup. Our sacristans must remove the little metal disks before adding a new candle. If this is not done the heat from two metal disks in the cup causes the glass to break.

  • · Although we appreciate offers of help from our parishioners, our sacristans are the ONLY ONES ALLOWED to replace the candles and cups due to our concern that you avoid burning yourself or cutting yourself on broken glass. This is also a liability issue for the parish.

  • · In consideration of your fellow parishioners, we ask you to perhaps light only one candle for your intentions so as to allow others to do the same at the busiest times of usage. Remember, you can also light candles during the week as the church is open.

  • · Please monitor your children around our candle stands. Do not allow them to play with the sticks or the votive candles. This is a critical safety issue requiring your vigilance at all times.

We ask for your cooperation in following these guidelines and for your kindness and consideration toward your fellow parishioners. Thank You!

Dear Fellow Parishioners,

Due to the provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, better known as HIPAA, which mandates the protection of patient privacy, Harrison Hospital will no longer be able to provide our local faith communities with a list of the names of Catholic patients who are hospitalized.

What this means for us here at Holy Trinity is that you will need to notify the parish office if you, a family member, loved one, or friend is in the hospital and wishes to celebrate the Anointing of the Sick due to serious illness, surgery, unexpected hospitalization, or if you wish to receive Holy Communion during your hospital stay.

 Harrison Hospital will be able to contact us if a Catholic patient specifically requests the ministry of a priest for the celebration of a sacrament or of a Eucharistic Minister for Holy Communion during their hospitalization.

 We will, as always, be able to see patients, however, we will only be able to ask about or receive information about the location of a patient if a specific name is provided. So, if we are not informed of a hospitalization, we will not be able to meet a need.

I will continue to respond to emergency calls and to visit the hospital on Thursday if there is a spiritual care request and our Eucharistic ministers will visit the hospital on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday, as they always have, if we know that a Catholic patient is in the hospital.

We will continue to strive to provide the best in sacramental and pastoral care to our parish members and to Catholics in the wider community. But your initiative in notifying us about a hospitalization and a ministry request will be essential to our success in serving our Catholic faith community.

 Please let your family members and friends know of this change in the hospital policy so that they can plan accordingly. And as always, please notify us of the need for the Anointing of the Sick prior to an anticipated hospitalization or surgical procedure, whenever possible.

I celebrate this sacrament at our weekday masses with our morning mass community adding their prayers to mine for healing and recovery. If you are not able to be present at mass, I also celebrate the Anointing of the Sick at area care facilities for which we are responsible and in parishioner homes, if necessary. If we all work together we can help to minimize the impact of this mandated change to previous policy. May God bless us all.

Your, Brother in Christ,

Fr. Jack Buckalew

 
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