COVID GOT YOU DOWN?.... Here is how you can help!
Thanksgiving will be here before you know it and CRS is making plans for their Holiday Food Basket Distribtuion. Food items needed for the baskets are:
- Instant Mashed Potatoes
- Canned Cranberries
- Boxed Stuffing Mix
- Canned Sweet Potatoes
- Boxed Corn Bread
- Jars of Turkey Gravy
- Pie Filling and Pie Crust Mix
All donations can be brought to the Parish Office this week - Monday thru Thursday from 8 AM to 3 PM. The deadline for donations is Thursday, October 29th.
CRS...Community Resource Services is a responsive, community-based organization whose mission is to diminish the effects of poverty in Avon and Avon Lake.
Public Health Advisory
The Ohio Department of Health has issued a Mask Mandate for the State of Ohio.
· All individuals shall wear facial coverings at all times when in any indoor location that is not a residence [item #7]
· The requirement to wear a facial covering does not apply when an individual is an officiant of a religious service [item 7(m)].
If you encounter someone who may not have a mask on, due to underlying medical conditions, please remember to keep 6 feet of distance as recommended by the CDC and the Ohio Department of Health.
Watch Sunday Mass
Sunday, October 25, 2020
Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Please click on the image to watch the Mass.
Thank you for your continued patience, understanding and prayers. We are all in this together and look forward to the day that we can all safely return to our parish community.
Please understand that the obligation to attend Mass is still lifted. If you are not comfortable returning to Mass at this time, there is no obligation to do so. We will continue to offer a recorded Mass on our website on Sunday mornings.
Respect Life Month
October is Respect Life Month
and this year's theme is: “Live the Gospel of Life.” Dive deeper into what it means for our daily lives with more information on the USCCB website.
Holy Trinity Faith Formation is hosting a Virtual 10-week Retreat brought to you by WILDGOOSE.TV.
The topic is Metanoia: A Journey with Christ into Conversion.
Metanoia is an ongoing process....it means to change, to repent, to turn, to think differently.
Join fellow parishioners for 10 weeks (Thursday evenings) starting on Thursday, September 24th at 8 PM.
The process will be:
- Once a week, watch an episode of Metanoia on Wildgoose.TV.
- Take time to pray and reflect on the episode you viewed
- Write down your thoughts in a journal
- Discern the opportunities and moments of conversion in your daily life.
- Share your thoughts in a 40 minute weekly on-line discussion via Zoom to be held at 8 PM...Thursdays beginning September 24th.
Visit the Faith Formation website by clicking Holy Trinity Faith Formation OR
find the website under the Parish Life tab at the top of this page.
Traffic Alert...Eucharistic Adoration
The after school traffic pattern has changed this year and requires that the church parking lot be closed to incoming traffic from 1:30 - 2:15 daily. Any visitor to Eucharistic Adoration on Thursdays, who plans on arriving or departing during that time, should plan on parking in the front of the church along Detroit Road. We apologize for any inconvenience to our parishioners and visitors. Thank you for your continued patience and co-operation as we journey together through this unusual year.
A limited number of missalettes will be available in the back of the church for you to borrow. We are limiting the missalettes to one per household and ask that you take the missalette home with you. You are welcome to bring the book with you when you attend Mass, but it must then go home with you again. According to the Diocese of Cleveland and the Ohio Department of Health, no materials can be shared among the congregation.
If you are not coming to Mass, but would like a copy of the missalette to use during the viewing of the recorded Mass at home, you are welcome to email us at: [email protected] and arrange a time to pick up a copy at the Parish Office. Please give us 24 hours to fulfill your request.
World Mission Sunday
Thank you to Katia Tabet-Farhat for sharing her story with us last weekend. We learned of the dire circumstances that fellow Catholics, living in Lebanon, are facing.
If you would like to make a monetary donation, please mail your check to:
Holy Trinity Parish
33601 Detroit Road
Avon, OH 44011
make checks payable to: Holy Trinity Parish
please include Lebanon in the memo line
Thank you in advance for your generosity!
Congratulations to the Administrators, Teachers, Students & Parents on this notable accomplishment!
Welcome Bishop Edward C. Malesic
12th Bishop of Cleveland
Click on this link to view a taped message from our Bishop to his Diocesan flock.
Welcome Bishop Malesic!
Mini Congregation UPDATE.... July 12, 2020
Thank you to those that have signed up to join our mini-congregations. We have been rotating through the list since the beginning of May and it seems that the process is beginning to settle into somewhat of a pattern. First and foremost "Thank you for your patience!" This process is unprecedented and goes against everything that we know as Church. Our goal is to get you back into our beautiful Church as safely as possible as often as possible all the while trying to assure physical distancing between households. It is a slow but deliberate process.
Here are a few reminders and updates about the process:
- Please fill out the form only once. Your name stays on the list until you request that it be taken off.
- If you have changed your mind and you no longer feel comfortable coming to Mass... it is not a problem, simply let us know. We can delete your name from the list and when you are ready to return, you fill out the questionnaire once again and you are automatically and quickly added back into the rotation. It is very simple.
- If you waited to sign up, and are now ready to come to Church... WE are ready for you whenever you are ready to return. Fill out the mini-congregation questionnaire whenver you are ready to come back to church. Your name automatically gets put back on our list and you will be back into the attendance rotation.
Because the attendance requirement is limited; parishioners can plan on attending Mass on a rotating basis every few weeks. This rotation is the only way we can fit all parishioners, who choose to join us, into the church building while also adhering to the physical distance requirements that are meant to keep us safe. To build the rotation schedule for Mass attendance, we will need to gather some information from those families who choose to attend Mass. Information we will need includes: your name, Mass time you prefer to attend, number of family members who will be attending with you and your contact information (we prefer your email address and would appreciate a phone number too).
While the Masses might not be full, it is a beginning to our return to normal. Of course, our plans/policy will change if we receive other directives from the Bishops of Ohio. Please continue to stay tuned to this website for further and up to date information. We are eager to welcome parishioners back into our beautiful church building, but do have your safety and concern in mind.
Please fill out this form if you would like to participate in a "Mini Congregation" when we begin to re-open our churches.
Mini Congregation RSVP Form
Holy Trinity Parish
33601 Detroit Road
Avon, OH 44011
Monday thru Friday
from 7:30 AM to 3 PM.
If you need to contact us immediately, please email: [email protected]
Catholic High School Admission Information
Members of the Association of Catholic Admission Directors have compiled the 2020-2021 Catholic High School Directory. Inside this directory is information, regarding Open Houses, Tours, Shadow Days and High School placement tests. It is a wonderful resource for those Jr. High Students looking to attend a Catholic High School.
Please click this link to open the directory.
Please click on the COVID-19 tab at the top of the page.
Critical information and updates will be contained on this page.
WEEKEND LITURGIES HAVE RESUMED... however, only for those on the mini-congregation list.
Saturday Vigil: 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 7:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and Noon
Monday - Friday 8:00 am.
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.
Saturdays: 4 - 4:30 p.m.
Thursdays: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.