~Mass Invitations have been Issued ~
for Masses on July 11th/12th
Emails were issued and phone calls were made this week on Wednesday, July 8th.
We will continue to rotate through our very large list of households who filled out our mini congregation questionnaire. Once you attend Mass, we ask that you wait until you are contacted again before returning. We need to cycle through all responders before we invite you back for your next visit. We are continually grateful for your patience and understanding. Please feel free to call us at the Parish Office weekdays from 9 am to 2 pm or email us at [email protected] if you have any questions.
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.
Watch Sunday Mass
Thank You to parishioner, Rob Trautman, through his business, RRT Productions, who has provided our recorded Mass since April. Rob's business commitments are resuming and he is fulfilling his pre-COVID contractual responsibilities and not able to be with us every weekend. We are so grateful for his donation of time, talent and technology and for the connection he has provided for parishioners to their parish has been enjoyed by so many.
Moving forward, any parishioner who shares the same talents as Rob, who would like to assist with the recording of the Saturday evening Vigil Mass on an occasional rotation, should contact the parish office to offer your assistance. More volunteers will ensure that the Mass will be available every week throughout this summer. During this pandemic we have 250+ parishioners who watch our recorded Mass on a weekly basis and we will do our best to continue to offer that service until everyone can safely return to our Church building or until the Bishops of Ohio release new directives.
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.
The Ohio Department of Health has issued a Level 3 Public Health Advisory for Lorain County which takes effect on July 10th at 6 pm.
· According to the order, (published originally on July 8, 2020 for all Level 3 counties) 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)].
You are invited to read the entire order at coronavirus.ohio.gov
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
We still have quite a few open Mass Intentions throughout the remainder of 2020. If you would like to schedule an intention, please call the Parish Office Monday thru Friday from 9 am to 2 pm. 440-937-5363
Monday thru Friday
with limited hours from 9 AM to 2 PM.
If you need to contact us immediately, please email: [email protected]
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.
Mass on Friday, July 3rd will be at 8 AM. There is no morning Mass on Saturday, July 4th.
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.
Weekly Children's Mass
Please keep our students and school staff in your prayers this summer. Plans are constantly being updated regarding our return to the classroom in late summer. Please stay tuned to the school website regarding their upcoming plans.... holytrinityavon.org
The last Student Mass of the school year is brought to you by the Faculty/Staff!
Mass for Students/Children... Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Click on the image to enjoy this Mass.
**UPDATED - May 8, 2020**
The Catholic Conference of Ohio, comprised of Catholic bishops throughout the state, is supporting Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s April 27 plan to begin phasing in a planned reopening of the state, even as his executive stay-at-home order -- announced in March as the coronavirus health crisis worsened -- remains in place. The plan calls for a gradual return to work and daily activities.
Out of deep concern for the common good as well as the physical and spiritual well-being of all the people of Ohio, the bishops’ conference once again said it will cooperate with the governor and to support and abide by the multi-phased approach to returning to work and eventual public gathering in large groups.
As a result, the bishops extended the temporary suspension of all publicly celebrated Masses/liturgies until May 29, with the hope of publicly celebrating together the solemnity of Pentecost on the weekend of May 30-31.