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15 January 2012 Pastor Rev. W. Daniel Beeman

Business Administrator Joe Reagan

Office Assistant/Bookkeeper Cheri Patten

Director, Religious Education Eva Warner

Pastoral Musician Peggy Whiting

Life Teen Director/ Youth Minister Aaron Hostetter

Special Projects Coordinator Paula Keller

Family Life Coordinators Dan and Cindy O’Connor

Holy Day Masses 6:30 p.m.

Pastoral Center 154 W. Government Avenue Norfolk, VA 23503 757-480-3433, (phone) 757-480-8749 (fax) Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 8:30am-3:30pm Wednesday: 8:30am-6:30pm Friday: 8:30am-Noon


The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 8:30AM (Chapel) Wednesday – 6:30PM (Church) Saturday (Vigil Mass) 5:00PM – Sunday 9:00AM & 11:00AM – Misa en Español 1:00 PM

Confessions Wednesday 5:30PM & Saturday 4:00PM and by Appointment

Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament Wednesday 5:30PM—6:30pm (Church) & Last Tuesday Each Month 9:00am-9:00pm (Chapel)




ADMINISTRATION Joe Reagan, Business Administrator 480-3433, x 210 or

Please pray for those in our parish who are sick and in need of comfort: Helen Matika, Arcadio Bueso, Margaret Katoskie, Keith Delucenay, Rita Hatfield, Connie Owens, Mary Earnest, Ernesto Viado, Edith Hepler, Virginia Modlin, Donald Riedel, Chris McMillan, Rosemary Smith, Paul Velk, Tom Royals, Mariam Arevelo, Marilyn LoPresto, Warren Hatfield, Catherine John, Rosalie Zontini, Rebecca Pintoff, Ronnie Ware, Joseph Vaccarella, Richard Barbour, Lester Hatfield, Shawn O’Connor, Travis Frost, Daphne Dupont, Mark Tomassetti, Christopher Acevedo, Bob & Dorothy Mathews, Vance Trznadel, Larry Smith, Mark Kauslick, Camisha Williams, Jason Huber, Betty Adams, Anthony Michael, Pat Whitaker, Mary Lou McKouen, Andrew Dickson Stocker, Valerie Corcoran Terry Zehl, Jr. and Sr., Billy Callahan, Luis Contrerras, Roland Campbell. Lord, hear our prayers for the souls of those who have faithfully departed in the past week. Helen McKouen Lord, hear the intentions requested by our Holy Father for January: That the victims of natural disasters may receive the spiritual and material comfort they need to rebuild their lives. For additions to the prayer list or if someone needs Holy Communion at home or in the hospital, please contact the parish office: Cheri Patten 480-3433 x:211

Parish Registration If you have been attending Holy Trinity and want to make this your “official home” in the Church, we hope that you will register with us. Green registration cards are available in the Church or you can stop by the Pastoral Center at any time in order to register. This allows us to get to know you and your family better and provide for you when you might need assistance with Sacraments or in the events of your family’s life.

Plate/Envelope Collection: January 8: $6,867.41 Direct Deposit: January 9: $639.00 Social Ministry Collection: January 8: $258.00 Rainy Day Fund: January 8: $67.00 Debt Reduction: January 8: $15.00 Direct Deposit: If you are not a regular giver in our parish Direct Deposit program, please consider signing up for it. This is especially helpful to keep us on our budget during the summer months when many are traveling and attending Masses in other parishes. Contact Joe at the office for more information. **There are currently 103 families participating in this program.

ADORATION OF THE MOST BLESSED SACRAMENT The last Tuesday of the month 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM in the chapel and Wednesday evenings 5:30 PM- 6:30 PM in the church How you spend your prayer time with Jesus is entirely up to you. Bring your own prayer books, use the books in the chapel, pray the rosary, or just sit in the sacred silence and enjoy the sweet peace that comes simply from being in the Presence of the LORD.

INFORMACIÓN SACRAMENTAL PARA HISPANOS Para tener información sobre los Sacramentos en español, por favor llame a Claudia Trznadel al 236-3369.


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CHRISTIAN FORMATION Eva Warner, Director of Religious Education 480-3433, x 221 or

The next Baptisms

will be Saturday/Sunday January 28/29 During all Masses The next Baptism meeting is Thursday, 2 February, 2012 at 7:00pm in the Pastoral Center

The EDGE meets This Sunday, 15 January 2012 6:00 –7:30 PM Pastoral Center The EDGE topic : The House that Christ Build The Church Established by Christ The goal of the night is to help the youth understand the Catholic Church is built upon the firm foundation of Jesus Christ and guided by the Holy Spirit to lead the faithful to salvation.

Sacramental Preparation Sacramental preparation takes place in the parish in which families are registered and worship. If your child attends a Catholic school and is need of a Sacrament [i.e. -Baptism, Rite of Penance, Fist Holy Communion] please contact Eva Warner at 480-3433, ext. 221 or

Liturgy of the Word For Children

This liturgy takes place during the 9am Mass for children (4-6 yrs.) The purpose is to help children understand the readings and the Mass. Parents may escort children to the meeting space for the first time. If interested in helping with this ministry, contact Debra Kraus at

Parents and godparents are invited to attend. At least one parent must be a participating member of the parish, registered for AT LEAST three months prior to beginning the preparation process. For more information contact Eva Warner at 480-3433 X 221 or


MARCH FOR LIFE You still have time join the Holy Trinity Parish Family as we travel to Washington DC for the Annual March For Life, Monday, 23 January 2012. Holy Trinity will have a bus with 55 seats available. Pick up the March For Life itinerary sheet at the sign up table in the back of the church or contact Marcia Hurley at (757) 685-1460 or for details.

Holy Trinity Nursery A safe, joy filled place for your 6 week to 3 year old child to stay while you attend Sunday Mass. The Nursery is located in the Pastoral Center (building across the street from church). Nursery hours 8:30 am-12:30 pm. Service is free, but space is limited.

THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY SUNDAY, 15 JANUARY SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 9 am, and 11 am, and 1:00pm Mass…....………....Church 10:05-10:55am Christian Formation…….…...Pastoral Center 6:00pm The Edge (middle school)…………..Pastoral Center 6:00pm Life Teen Life Night………………...Pastoral Center MONDAY, 16 JANUARY OFFICE CLOSED MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY NO MASS TUESDAY, 17 JANUARY NO MASS 9:30am Lectionary Bible Study………..…...….Pastoral Center 1:00-3:00pm Food Pantry……………. ……...Pastoral Center 6:30pm Lectionary Bible Study……………..…Pastoral Center WEDNESDAY, 18 JANUARY 1:00—3:00pm Food Pantry…………………….Pastoral Center 5:30-6:30pm Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Church 5:30pm Confessions…………………………………..Church 6:30pm Mass ……..…………………………….....….Church 7:00pm Life Teen Life Night…………………..Pastoral Center 7:00-9:00pm Choir Practice……………………Pastoral Center 7:15-8:30pm RCIA ………………………….. Pastoral Center THURSDAY, 19 JANUARY 8:30 am Mass ……………………………….…..…...Chapel 1:00-3:00 pm Food Pantry……………………..Pastoral Center FRIDAY, 20 JANUARY NO MASS SATURDAY, 21 JANUARY 4:00pm Confessions…………………………………….Church 5:00pm Vigil Mass for Sunday…………………………Church SUNDAY 22 JANUARY THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 9am, 11am, and 1pm Mass…………………...………...Church 10:05-10:55am Christian Formation Classes……Pastoral Center 10:15-11:30am Sunday Book Bible Study………Pastoral Center 6:00pm The Edge (Middle School)……………..Pastoral Center 6:00pm Life Teen Life Night………………...….Pastoral Center

Whether you have traveled from across the street, across the city, or across the country, we are honored that you have chosen to spend part of your Sunday with us.

MASS INTENTIONS THIS WEEK DAY AND READING Sunday, 15 January 1 Samuel 3:3b-10,19 Psalms 40:2,4,7-10 1 Corinthians 6:13c-15a,17-20 Saint John 1:35-42

Monday, 16 January 1 Samuel 15:16-23 Psalms 50:8-9,16-17,21,23 Saint Mark 2:18-22 Tuesday, 17 January 1 Samuel 16:1-13 Psalms 89:20-22,27-28 Saint Mark 2:23-28

TIME AND INTENTION Second Sunday in Ordinary Time 9:00am Missa Pro Populo 11:00am Mary Stoehr 1:00pm Souls in Purgatory

Office Closed No Mass

Saint Anthony No Mass

Wednesday, 18 January I Samuel 17:32-33,37,40-51 Psalms 144:1-2,9-10 Saint Mark 3:1-6

5:30pm Mass

Thursday, 19 January 1 Samuel 18:6-9;19:1-7 Psalms 56:2-3,9-14 Saint Mark 3:7-12

8:30am Mass

Friday, 20 January 1 Samuel 24:3-21 Psalms 57:2-4,6,11 Saint Mark 3:13-19

Saints Fabian & Sebastian

Saturday, 21 January 2 Samuel 1:1-4,11-12,19,23-27 Psalms 80:2-3,5-7 Saint Mark 3:20-21 Sunday, 22 January Jonah 3:1-5,10 Psalms 25:4-9 1 Corinthians 7:29-31 Saint Mark 1:14-20 Sanctuary Candle

Bill Barbarisi

No Mass

Saint Agnes 5:00pm Mass Profetiza Ocampo Third Sunday in Ordinary Time 9 am Missa Pro Populo 11am Honoria Frias 1 pm Souls in Purgatory

Chapel Candle

Mass stipend is $10.00. If you wish to have a Mass said for a loved one who is sick or in need of prayers, contact the Parish Office.


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Dear Friends, As we enter back in to the ordinary time, I am happy to celebrate the presence of God in our midst. There isn’t long between now and the season of Lent, and during these weeks, the Church invites us to walk with the teaching and ministry of Jesus and apply it to our own daily lives. This is a great season to do that, and I know so many are taking the opportunity to continue with New Year’s resolutions and pray and read the scriptures daily. Keep it up and if you’ve already slacked off, get back on it! Many have asked for new ways to get involved in the life of the parish. I’ve got a couple of needs for some parish leadership who can help facilitate a few things in ministry. First, we could use someone to keep track of our military deployments (who is coming and going) and be a central person to keep up the prayers for the good men and women who serve us. Often I only catch that someone is going on the way out of Mass, and only know their return when I see their faces in the pew. I’d love someone to regularly help with that (and it would be nice if that someone wasn’t going to deploy him/herself!). Secondly, we could use someone who would be interested in being a Life Teen/Edge “Food Czar” who would be willing to go do shopping and keep inventory of the food that we keep on hand for our middle and high school teens. We take care of all of the costs, but it would be nice to have someone who would help us keep things stocked and ready to go. This could be once every 4-8 weeks. If you’re someone who loves giant warehouse stores and sales, this would be great for you! Hope that you and your family enjoy the Monday holiday. The Pastoral Center will be closed on Monday, let us know if we can help on Tuesday. Faithfully in Christ,

Father Dan

BIBLE STUDY OPPORTUNITIES Do you read your Bible, but feel unsure about what you've read? Would you like to better understand the readings you hear at Mass on Sunday? Holy Trinity has ongoing opportunities for you to study Scripture and find ways to enhance and strengthen your faith through the Bible. A LECTIONARY STUDY meets every Tuesday at 9:30 am in the Parish Center. This group reflects on the readings for the upcoming Sunday and discusses how the readings impact our lives. The SUNDAY BOOK BIBLE STUDY group reads and discusses the books of the Bible, also discussing ways in which the historical, cultural, social and religious aspects of each book impact our lives. ALL ARE WELCOME to join us at any time. For more information, contact Kay Fleetwood at or 282-3270.

Parish Grief Support Group

Have you lost a spouse or someone close to you? Was the holiday season sad rather than joyful for You? We would like to invite you to join others who have also lost a loved one to come to a grief support group at our parish Pastoral Center. We will start to meet Tuesday, January 24th at 10:00am, our sessions last about 1 1/2 hours. We will continue meeting for 6 weeks; however, it will be most helpful for you to attend the first meeting. For more information, please call Margrit Banta at 588-3163 or contact at

Moms and Moms-to-Be come join us in prayer and fellowship Thursday mornings 9:30 am– 12 noon Pastoral Center Nursery At 10 :00 am we pray a mystery of the Rosary, then hang out while our children play. You are welcome to bring snacks and beverages. This is a relaxed setting and we conclude between 11 am and 12 noon. For more details contact Cindy O’Connor at 588-4241 or .

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS Breakfast at the Knights of Columbus Council 3548 FISH FRY! Will be held January 27, 2012 From 6:00—8:00pm At the Knights of Columbus Council 3548 211 West Government Avenue Dinner will consist of: 2 spot bone in fish, Fries, Cole Slaw and Hush Puppies all for only $5.00 per plate.

Aaron Hostetter, 480-3433 x 217 or

Life Teen Sunday January 15th at 6:00-8:00 pm The Life Night this Sunday is called “What If?” We just celebrated Jesus becoming man at Christmas. Tonight we will talk about why everything we believe hinges on the reality of Jesus as the Christ. ************************************* March For Life (1/22-1/23) - The 39th annual March For Life rally. The March for Life is an annual pro-life rally protesting abortion, held in Washington, D.C., on or around the anniversary of the United States Supreme Court's decision legalizing abortion in the case Roe v. Wade. We are going with the Diocese of Richmond on Sunday night and staying in a hotel. The March is on Monday the 22nd, and includes a huge youth rally and Mass with thousands and thousands of Catholics from around the United States all united in prayer for the end of abortion. We will travel via bus with the Diocese. If you teen is signed up you will be contacted directly with the schedule. Contact Aaron Hostetter for details

Come and enjoy good food and nice conversation.

THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR THOSE WHO GAVE TO THE GIVING TREE THIS CHRISTMAS. It was a truly wonderful experience this year, due to the overwhelming appreciation expressed by the residents of the indigent assisted living homes. One man in particular came up to me and said, “If it weren’t for your church and God we would be forgotten, thank you.” And many others expressed their thanks to all of you who made this wonderful experience happen.

************************************** "REZ" Retreat (Fri 1/27 7pm - Sun 1/29 2pm) Sponsored by the "Missioners of Christ", the REZ retreat is an amazing opportunity for the teens of Hampton Roads to escape the hustle and bustle of every day life and jump into the life that God calls us all to...GREATNESS! The retreat includes inspiring talks, dynamic music, bon fires, the healing power of Confession, adoration/Mass, and an opportunity to grow closer to Christ along with teens from several youth groups in the surrounding area! It takes place at Triple R Ranch in Chesapeake. Like last year, teens are asked to provide their own transportation to this retreat. Sign up forms can be found in the back of the Church after Mass or in the Life Teen room. Please contact Aaron Hostetter for more details

Bulletin - January 15, 2012  

The Holy Trinity Bulletin from January 15, 2012.