HOLY TRINITY CHURCH

HOLY TRINITY
CHURCH
Morrisville, Pennsylvania
Reverend John C. Eckert
PASTOR
Warren C. Leonard
DEACON
Elaine McDowell, PRINCIPAL
Kathleen Gnida, COORDINATOR
PARISH RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAM
Joann Rose, PARISH SECRETARY
Founded in 1900
WEB SITE: www.HolyTrinityMorrisville.org
RECTORY
201 N. Pennsylvania Avenue, Morrisville, PA 19067
PHONE: 215-295-3045 FAX: 215-295-8317
E-MAIL: [email protected]
HOURS: Monday through Friday
9:00 A.M. to 12:00 Noon and 1:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M.
Saturday 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. Noon
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION OFFICE
201 N. Pennsylvania Avenue, Morrisville, PA 19067
PHONE:
215-295-3079
SCHOOL
Stockham and Osborne Avenues, Morrisville, PA 19067
PHONE: 215-295-6900
Director of Music Ministries: Lynn Merk
[email protected]
NEW PARISHIONERS AND ADDRESS CHANGES: Parishioners moving into and out of the
parish or those with a change of address are asked to please notify the Rectory as soon as possible.
MASSES
Daily:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday,
and Saturday 9:00 A.M.
Tuesday and Thursday 7:00 P.M.
Sunday:
Vigil 5:30 P.M. Saturday
7:30, 9:30, and 11:00 A.M.
Eves of Holydays:
Holydays:
5:30 P.M.
9:00 A.M.and 7:00 P.M.*
*Exceptions will be announced
CONFESSIONS
Saturdays: 4:00 to 5:00 P.M.
Eves of Holydays: 4:30 to 5:00 P.M.
BAPTISMS
Second and Fourth Sundays of the month at 12:00 noon.
Parents must be active and registered parishioners for at
least 3 months before Baptism is celebrated. Parents and
Godparents must attend a Pre-Jordan (Baptism) class. Godparents must be practicing Catholics so they can obtain a
Certificate of Eligibility before Baptism date can be finalized.
Pre-Jordan instruction is held the first Sunday of the month
at 1:00 PM in Trinity Hall (Rectory Basement). Call the Rectory (215-295-3045) to register.
WEDDINGS
The Archdiocese requires a six-month preparation period.
Make an appointment with Father Eckert to reserve a
date.
PARISH RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAM (P.R.E.P.)
Classes meet Wednesdays from 6:30 to 7:45 P.M.
in Holy Trinity School.
RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS (RCIA)
The RCIA meets in Trinity Hall at 7:00 P.M. on Monday
evenings. Please call Father Eckert at 215-295-3045 for
more information.
EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
Every Tuesday from 12:00 noon until 7:00 P.M.
CHARISMATIC PRAYER MEETING: Tuesdays at
7:30 P.M. in the School Cafeteria.
CYO Board: Meets the Second Tuesday of each Month at
7:30 P.M. in Trinity Hall.
Website: http://htcyoMorrisville.org
Choir: Practice is every Tuesday evening from
7:30 P.M. TO 8:30 P.M. in church.
HOLY TRINITY CHURCH – FEBRUARY 1, 2015
SANCTUARY CANDLE
Week of February 1, 2015
“In loving memory of Frank Eckert”
“May perpetual light shine upon him”
Requested by: The Jacobs Family
WE HAVE BEGUN A NEW SICK LIST! Please call the
rectory 215-295-3045
to add or remove someone’s name.
FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY
TIME
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PRAY FOR OUR SICK: Rev. Thomas J. Rooney, Peter
Neely, John Harney, Sandra Lee Gallant, Bill Mason,
Lois Kelly, Charles Phillips, Christine Goulet, Martina B.
Warren, Joseph Hughes, Stacey Repsher, Colleen Merk,
Meghan Williams-Trusa, Larry Montie, Donna Disbrow,
Winifred Gabriel, Jim Merk, Pat Arnold, Tom Arnold,
Lucas Snyder, Charles Kuhn, Philip T. Jones, Mary
Moser, Mike Perna, Pat Gargan, Susan Evans, Elaine
Beaulieu, Cheryl Swift, Mike Updyke, Stan Perbecki,
Edward Gaydula, Frank Merk, Gordon Fisher, John
Petrocarlo.
PRAY FOR OUR BELOVED DEAD: Joan Ashton.
ANNOUNCED MASSES FOR THE WEEK
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2015
7:30 Deceased members of the Kiely Family
9:30 Hub & Ethel Kelch
11:00 Mary Lyczak
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2015
THE PRESENTATION OF THE LORD
9:00AM Living & deceased members of the Parish
{MIRACULOUS MEDAL NOVENA AFTER MASS EVERY MONDAY}
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2015
SS. BLAISE; ANSGAR
7:00PM Deacon David Fosbenner
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WE REJOICE WITH OUR NEWLY BAPTIZED
We welcome the following child who was recently
baptized in our parish: Brady Fagans. Prayerfully he will
grow in the Love of the Lord.
{EUCHARISTIC ADORATION EVERY TUESDAY NOON TO 6:45PM}
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2015
9:00AM Kenneth Wheeler
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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2015
ST. AGATHA
7:00PM Joseph Fratti
SUNDAY COLLECTIONS
Jan. 25: 382 Envelopes $ 9,216.00 THANK YOU!
Jan. 18: 225 Envelopes $ 5,561.00 THANK YOU!
{ROSARY AT 6:30PM FOR INCREASE IN PRIESTLY VOCATIONS}
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2015
ST. PAUL MIKI & COMPANIONS
9:00AM Frank Eckert
ROSE FOR LIFE
Week of February 1, 2015
“In loving memory of Frank Eckert”
Requested by: Tom & Sallie Reitemeyer
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2015
{ROSARY AT 8:25AM FOR AN END TO ABORTIONS}
May all life be honored and cherished! {Donations support
“The Legacy of Life Foundation” (Community Women’s
Center of America), a Pro-Life Facility. They offer abortionvulnerable women the beautiful messages of life, adoption
and chastity. Real Women - Real Choices - Real Help
9:00AM Tammy Fiel O’Malley
5:30PM Catherine Snyder
NEXT SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2015
FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
7:30 Stephen J. Russo
9:30 Baby Alex Knoblock
11:00 George Panzitta (23rd Anniversary)
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RECEIPTS FOR 2014 DONATIONS
If you will need a receipt for your 2014 donations to the
parish, please call the rectory 215-295-3045. We are
only mailing receipts upon request. Thank you.
Readings for February 8th
Jb 7:1-4, 6-7; 1 Cor 9:16-19, 22-23; Mk 1:29-39
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HOLY TRINITY CHURCH – FEBRUARY 1, 2015
APARTMENT FOR RENT: 2nd Floor
private home, bike or walk to the canal,
library, shopping center. One Bedroom, Den, Living
Room, Eat-in Kitchen. $850 per month, heat
included. No pets, smoking. Adults Only. Call 215295-3901.
REGISTRATION FOR PARISH
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAM
(P.R.E.P.) for 2015-2016
Parents who have children who will be attending our
P.R.E.P. classes for the first time this year can register
them now by calling Kate Gnida at the PREP office (215295-3079) to have registration information sent to them
or to make an appointment to register. Our PREP
classes include levels Kindergarten through 7th Grade
and meet in our parish school on Wednesday nights from
6:30 – 7:45 PM. Parents whose children have been
attending PREP classes are reminded to return their
updated registration forms BY APRIL 22, 2015. It is
especially important for families who have Kindergarten
children to register as soon as possible. If we do not
have enough students for a Kindergarten class we will
not be able to have one this coming year.
OUR NEW REGISTRATION POLICY IS:
• Students who are re-registering for next year
must register before April 22, 2015.
• After the April 22nd date, if you wish to register, a
$10.00 late fee per month will be added, which
must be paid before registration will be accepted.
• The tuition for the 2015 – 2016 school year is:
1 child - $85.00/year, if paid by March 11,
2015 - $75.00
2 or more children - $125.00/year, if paid
by March 11, 2015 - $105.00
• All tuition is due by April 22 2015.
Anyone wishing to register during PREP classes can do
so. All payments should be directed to the Office of
Religious Education, either by mail or the Sunday
collection basket. Please make checks payable to “Holy
Trinity PREP”.
REGISTRATION ENDS ON AUGUST 21 2015 –
NO REGISTRATION WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER
THIS DATE!
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FREE PIANO! 1950/60’s spinet/console piano. Oak
wood. A “Hallet Davis & Co.” upright piano. Great
condition! Matching bench. Just needs tuning! You
would have to pickup from Morrisville. Call 215428-4940 if interested.
Voice Lessons by Abby Merk
Parishioner, Church Musician
Westminster Choir College student Abby Merk is bringing
music into your life by giving fun, affordable, and
instructive voice lessons. Learn new ideas, exercises,
and music that promotes vocal health and a beautiful
sound that is completely yours. Weekly lessons are 30
minutes, at a cost of $10. Lessons are offered to girls
(ages 10+) and women on Saturdays at Abby’s house in
Morrisville. Audition coaching and intermediate lessons
are also available. Call Abby at 215-630-4266 for her
address and to schedule a lesson.
Abby Merk is a long-time parishioner, cantor, and choir
member at Holy Trinity Parish. She is an alumnus of Holy
Trinity School (2010) and Conwell-Egan Catholic High
School (2014). She currently studies Voice Performance
at Westminster Choir College of Rider University.
2014 ST. CHARLES SEMINARY COLLECTION:
If you did not receive the mailing from St. Charles
Seminary this year and wish to contribute, you
can do so online at
http://stcharlesseminaryappeal.org. We need the help
of all parishioners to make this year a successful appeal!
Thank you.
Father Eckert, Seminary Class of 1972
“I WILL VISIBLY HELP THEM at the moment
of their death – they will see the face of their
Mother.” This is the 6th of 7 promises our Sorrowful
Mother made to those who pray her chaplet, as revealed
to St. Bridget. Won’t you please join the Community of
Our Lady of Sorrows to pray her chaplet, and receive her
promises? Our next meeting is this Saturday, February
7th. Led by parishioners Mike & Susanna Lavdas, we
meet on First Saturdays from 10-11:30AM in our
Levittown home. Contact Susanna Lavdas by phone
(215-550-5177) or email
[email protected] for location,
directions. For more information about the Community,
take one of our brochures at the front and main
entrances of church. Need a chaplet? Call or email
Susanna for a free, hand-tied chaplet, available in
several colors.
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HOLY TRINITY CHURCH – FEBRUARY 1, 2015
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Levittown: Home and School
Winterfest~Basket Night will be held on
February 28, 2015 at 6:30PM in St.
Michael’s Church Hall. Admission is $20.00
per adult with a return of a sheet of 25 tickets. There will
be dancing, buffet and dessert, and you may bring your
own wine and spirits. We will also have a 50/50 and lots
of baskets to win. You must be 21 to attend the main
event on the 28th. Our preview is open to everyone. It will
be held on Saturday, February 21st from 4PM-7PM, and
on Sunday, February 22nd from 8AM-1PM in our school
gym. At this time you can preview the baskets and
purchase tickets in advance for Saturday’s main event.
The winning tickets will be drawn on Saturday evening. If
you need additional information, please call Patty Walton
at 215-410-0687 or 215-943-0222.
Host Families needed for 2015 World Meeting
of Families
Dar Friends:
So many people have asked, “How can I help with the
World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015?” We
have one way!
We expect thousands and thousands of visitors from
around the U.S. and the world to join us next
September and there is now a host family program to
supplement the hotel rooms in the region. We need
host families!
Homestay, a Dublin company, works every day to
match host families with visitors with an online
system and they created a special online host family
site just for WMOF 2015. Parishioners, school
families, and other area residents can easily sign up
online to be host families. Hosts list specific
accommodations they can offer, household rules, and
language preferences on the web site and visitors
search for a match.
Please help us share this opportunity and spread the
word about hosting a family by directing people to the
website, http://www.worldmeeting2015.org/getinvolved/host-a-family/.
Thank you, Donna Farrell, Executive Director of the
2015 World Meeting of Families
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Rachel’s Vineyard Retreats for Healing After
Abortion
Rachel’s Vineyard is an extraordinary opportunity for any
person who struggles with emotional and spiritual pain of
past abortion(s). Rachel’s Vineyard is a “therapy for the
soul” which combines a unique and creative process for
psychological and spiritual healing. The next Retreat will
be held on March 20-22, at the Spirituality Center in
Frazer, PA. For more information, call 215-906-6337 or
610-399-0890. Read more about it online at
www.rachelsvineyard.org. All requests are confidential!
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OPEN HOUSE: Archbishop Ryan High School,
11201 Academy Rd., Philadelphia will host their
Winter Open House on Sunday afternoon, February
22, 2015 from 12:30-3:00PM. All 6th, 7th and 8th
grade families are invited to attend. For further
information call 215-637-1800 x. 269 or visit
www.archbishopryan.com
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dish luncheon meeting at 12:30PM on February 7th at
12 Rue Court, Fallsington, PA. All widows & widowers
welcome. For more info, contact Helen at 215-579-5737.
MOTHER BONIFACE SPIRITUALITY CENTER, 3501
Solly Avenue in Northeast Philadelphia is offering
“Celebrating Mardi Gras Around the World” on
Monday, February 16th from 6:30-9:00PM. This
program is a family event. We will look at the many
different ways that Mardi Gras is celebrated around the
world. Come join us as we “travel around the world” and
celebrate Mardi Gras before entering into the season of
Lent! There will be presentations, snacks, activities and
prizes for the whole family to enjoy!
Our new Youth and Young Adult Minister, Carolina
Soares, is the presenter for this program. The fee for the
evening is $10 per family
Please call 267-350-1835 for more information or to
register at least 3 days prior to the program. Thank you.
St. Michael the Archangel, 66 Levittown Parkway,
LACE – Ladies Association of
Conwell-Egan
Casino Bus trip to Tropicana Casino
in AC. Sunday, February 22, 2015. Cost: $35.
Casino will give $25 slot play voucher pp. Bus
leaves CEC at 11:15AM and returns to CEC at
8:45PM. 50/50, prizes, gift card s, lottery tickets,
snacks, bottled water. Call Nina at 215-943-6297
for tickets and more information.
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HOLY TRINITY CHURCH – FEBRUARY 1, 2015
MOTHER BONIFACE SPIRITUALITY
CENTER, 3501 Solly Avenue in
Northeast Philadelphia is offering “Jesus
Christ in the New Catechism” on
Thursday’s February 26, March 5, 12 and 19, 2015 from
7:00-9:00PM. This short course is based on the first part
of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Its biblicallybased doctrine on the Trinity, the Incarnation and the
Redemption incorporates insights of contemporary
scholarship, the witness of the saints, and the treasurers
of the Catholic Tradition in a new synthesis that will
appeal to the hearts and minds of all who love the Lord.
Participants will be encouraged to follow the course by
reading sections of the Catechism.
The presenter is Sr. Sara Butler, MSBT who has taught
graduate courses in Christology for 25 years and has just
recently completed two terms on the International
Theological Commission. The fee is $15 per session or
$50 for the series. Attention Archdiocesan Teachers
and Catechists: This course satisfies the core
requirements for the Person of Jesus course for
Catechetical Certification. One core credit will be earned
by attendance and participation in all sessions. For
further info or to register, please call 267-350-1830 or
267-350-1832 at least 10 days prior to the program.
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A Talk About Life After Death: Joshua’s Ring as
told by Rosemary and Joseph Wilker to Marie
Murphy Duess.
Monday, March 2, 2015 7:00-8:30PM. St. Andrew
Parish Meeting Room. Join Marie Murphy Duess
and co-author Rose Wilker when they discuss their
book, Joshua’s Ring – a true story about a boy who
died very young and is sending messages of love
to his family – and about how people who have
gone before us help us to understand life
everlasting. For more info, call Mai Pham at 215968-2262, ext. 29 or
[email protected]
Holy Trinity Bingo Night
Friday, February 6, 2015 ~
7:00PM (Doors open at 6:45PM)
Sponsored by the Home & School
Association
Calling all Bingo Players
Grandmas, Grandpas, Moms, Dads, Kids,
Aunts, Uncles & Friends
Get your tickets now!
$4 each
Each ticket purchased provides a packet of
10 bingo cards to play.
**More bingo packets may be purchased that
evening for bingo enthusiasts who want to play
more than one card.
50/50s will be sold, specialty games for
purchase, and the snack stand will be open for
food purchases.
Send in your form for tickets as soon as
possible.
Tickets sold on first-come, first-served basis. If
tickets are still available, they will be sold at the
door for $5.
Family Name:
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QUIZZO AT VILLA JOSEPH MARIE ON FEBRUARY
7TH! Please join us on Saturday, February 7th at 7:00PM,
at Villa Joseph Marie High School, 1180 Holland Rd.,
Holland! Quizzo is a live trivia game in which teams of up
to eight players compete for a cash prize. $15 per
person. Must be 21 to play. Registration deadline is
February 5th. For more info or to register, please visit
www.vjmhs.org/quizzo. Any questions, please contact
Melissa Amour at 215-357-8810, ext. 115 or
[email protected]
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Matter of Balance Class – A program designed to
manage falls and increase activity levels. Sponsored by
St. Mary Regional Trauma Center and The Ivins
Outreach Center. This 8 week FREE class will be held at
The Morrisville Presbyterian Church on Wednesdays
from until March 4th for two hours each day. Anyone
interested should call 215-710-7078.
Numbers of tickets _________X $4=____________
Admission tickets can be picked up at the door.
Send in cash or check payable to Holy
Trinity H&S.
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