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A message from Bishop Malesic on today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision

 National Catholic News

 

 June 24, 2022

A message from Bishop Malesic on today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision

Science confirms that the human life of an individual begins at conception and our experience tells us that all human life is precious, fragile and given directly to us as a gift from God. We are brothers and sisters in our human family, made in the image and likeness of God. We are all called to live out our responsibility to protect and care for one another, whether born or unborn.

I wholeheartedly applaud today’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court which reverses the grave injustice of 1973, when Roe v. Wade decided that a whole class of human beings, the preborn, are outside the protection of the law and had no constitutional right to life. Since that decision, more than 60 million innocent lives have been sadly ended. Now that Roe is overturned, states will again be able to protect the lives of preborn children and in doing so, also protect millions of women from the tragic consequences of abortion.

The consistent teaching of the Church regarding the intrinsic evil of abortion seeks to secure all other rights as well. We are not a “single issue” Church; there are other extremely important rights that we must defend, to be sure; but these additional rights flow from and are rooted in the fundamental right to life itself.

Now that the bane of Roe has been addressed, we must ensure that the rights of parents and their children are protected so that they may have what they need to prosper with dignity and hope. The Church is redoubling efforts to accompany women and couples who are facing unexpected or difficult pregnancies, offering them loving and compassionate care. The Diocese of Cleveland has developed many ministries to serve expectant mothers who face difficult pregnancies and those who find it difficult to care for their children after they are born. Pregnant women can find help at local pregnancy centers, where they can get information about the pregnancy, undergo an ultrasound and receive assistance during their pregnancy. After birth, there are many resources available from nonprofit groups like the Christ Child SocietyCatholic Charities, Diocese of Cleveland and others that can supply infant necessities like layettes, diapers, formula, cribs, strollers and more, as well as follow-up medical and mental health assistance for the mother and baby. And as the baby grows, other agencies like Help Me Grow offer additional assistance, including educational resources. Catholic Charities offers foster care and adoption services, as well. Another rapidly growing initiative is Walking with Moms in Need,” sponsored by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. This parish-based process helps parishioners connect with local mothers facing difficult or challenging pregnancies, identifying local resources and filling the gaps so that pregnant and parenting women receive the material, spiritual, and emotional support they need.

People of faith also offer compassionate care for those women and men who have been affected by a procured abortion in the past. We offer God’s consistent mercy and reconciliation, especially through the Bethesda House of Mercy as well as programs such as Project Rachel and Rachel’s Vineyard, whose ministries offer compassionate accompaniment and healing support.

I know that there are those who will disagree with today’s ruling by the court. I pray for their conversion of heart because this decision is a major step forward in protecting all human life. As people of faith, we must be prepared to be patient with those who will continue to oppose us on this preeminent life issue. In all things, we will continue to proclaim the truth with charity. Let us pray together that God grant us the courage and wisdom to protect the gift of human life from conception to natural death and respect the lives of our brothers and sisters both born and yet to be born with great love. May our faithful witness soften the hearts and minds of those who reject the gift of life in any way. This we pray through Christ, our risen Lord.

Mass Times

Weekend Liturgies
Saturday Vigil: 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 7:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and Noon

Weekday Liturgies
Monday - Friday 8:00 am.

Holiday Liturgies
Memorial Day , Labor Day & Thanksgiving 9:00 a.m.

Holy Day Liturgies
Vigil: 5:00 p.m.
Holy Day: 8:00 a.m., 12:15 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.


Confessions
Saturdays: 4 - 4:30 p.m.


Eucharistic Adoration
Thursdays: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Mass is streamed every day at 8:00 AM and on Saturday at 5:00 PM

HT School Update

 

25 Years at Holy Trinity

Thank you Mrs. Fetters!

Holy Trinity School celebrated the retirement of 1st grade teacher Mary Cay Fetters this week. Mary Cay’s dedication to Catholic education began in 1991 where she served as a long term substitute at St. Luke’s School teaching first grade. Using the G.I. Bill, she returned to college to earn certification in elementary education, and then spent the next six years working at St. Mel’s School in Cleveland, 

Mrs. Fetters has spent the last 25 years teaching at Holy Trinity. She has watched as Avon has changed from farm fields to a city bursting at the seams. Mrs. Fetters watched as primary grades started in the modular,  then the White Hall and finally into what we know today as the Notre Dame Hallway. 

The real impact of a teacher is the legacy that they leave with their students and the memories made. She instilled a love of reading with the countless books in her library. The kids and parents will always remember those fun moments from trying to catch that gingerbread man as he ran around the building, interactive book reports, seeing all the places that Flat Stanley traveled with her students, the projects they made on Johnny Appleseed day, and as they dressed as Dalmations on the 101st day of school.  

Mrs. Fetters has impacted the lives of so many people and everyone at HTS can't thank her enough for her dedication to Catholic Education. We wish Mrs. Fetters nothing but the best in her next chapter. 

 

Summer feed the kids


If you are looking to make a difference this summer and would like to donate your time, talents, or treasure to a worthy cause, please join us at our annual Summer Lunch Program at the Timberlake Apartments.

Who will we be feeding?  There are a number of children living in the Timberlake Apartments on Chester Road who receive free and reduced school lunches during the school year.  During the summer, they often do not have enough to eat.  

Each Church in Avon volunteers to feed, entertain, and share the Gospel with the kids of Timberlake during at least one week of the summer.  This year Holy Trinity is volunteering during the week of July 11th-15th.  

If you would like to donate your time, bottled water, food, or other items, please click on the image above

This is also a great opportunity for kids to earn service hours and for families to make a difference together.  People of all ages welcomed and encouraged to attend!

If you would like to donate additional items to this program, please email me at [email protected].  

The Gabriel Project

 

What is The Gabriel Project? 

The Gabriel Project is a parish-based ministry to support pregnant mothers and their unborn children. Using signs, pamphlets, car decals and a toll free helpline, we make it known that help is available to pregnant mothers experiencing difficulties.

Holy Trinity Parish is planning to implement this program!


 

Altar Servers Wanted

 

Any 7th grade through Senior in High School student that would like to be trained as an altar server, please contact the Parish Office.

Students who will be in 6th grade during the 2022-23 school year will be offered training opportunities after school resumes this coming Fall.

 

Eucharistic Adoration

Please note that the Church parking lot will be closed from 1:30-2:15 daily. 
Any visitor to Eucharistic Adoration during this time should park
in front of the Church on Detroit Road.

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We gather for doughnuts and fellowship in the Holy Trinity gym.
Your entire family is welcome and encouraged to attend. 
You will have the opportunity to meet other families and make new friends.  

We will meet on the First Sunday of every month after the 9 a.m. Mass.

HTS Registration

Holy Trinity School Registration Update:

Registrations for the 2022-23 school year are still being accepted.  Please visit the Holy Trinity School website for more information.  www.holytrinityavon.org

 

Review of Historicizing Session

Thank you to all who attended our September Listening Sessions. 

The information we gathered will be extremely valuable to our parish as we move into the future.

COVID-19 UPDATE

Update as of March 1, 2022

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Office Hours

⛪️ The Parish Office is open daily
Monday thru Friday
from 7:30 AM to 3 PM.

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Holy Trinity Parish                                       

33601 Detroit Road
Avon, OH  44011

440-937-5363
[email protected]


 

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