Symbol of the Trinity in the church's Great Dome. Photographic rendering by Todd Treat.

John the Baptist saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world… John testified further, … “I saw the Spirit come down like a dove from heaven and remain upon him.” (Gospel, 2d Sunday in Ordinary Time, Jn.1:29, 32). Photo credit: Todd Treat. Photographic rendering of symbol of the Trinity in the church’s Great Dome.


January 19 – January 26, 2014


Weekly Activities

Sunday, January 19 following 10:00 a.m. Mass ~ Coffee Hour in St. Charles Hall, hosted by the Ladies Sodality.

Sunday, January 19 at 2:00 p.m. ~ Diocesan Celebration honoring Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. at Ss. Brigid-Columba

Tuesday, January 21 at 7:30 p.m. ~ Choir Rehearsal in St. Charles Hall.

Thursday, January 23 at 8:00 p.m. ~ Bingo will be played in St. Charles Hall.

Saturday, January 25 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 Noon ~ Helping Hands Food Pantry in St. Charles Hall.

Saturday, January 25 at 8:00 p.m. ~ Bingo will be played in St. Charles Hall.

Sunday, January 26 following 10:00 a.m. Mass ~ Ladies Sodality Meeting/Mailing in St. Charles Hall.

We now have: Red, White & Blue; carry over Bonus Ball; and a progressive Share-the-Wealth! To check the carry over amounts and progressive numbers for this week, click HERE and visit our Facebook page.

Mass Intentions

Sunday, January 19 ~ Mass at 10 a.m. – Deceased Members and Family Members of Blessed Trinity Parish

Monday, January 20 ~ St. Fabian; St. Sebastian ~ Communion Service at 11 a.m.

Tuesday, January 21 ~ St. Agnes ~ Mass at 11 a.m. – Anna Snyder (Estate)

Wednesday, January 22 ~ Mass at 11 a.m. – Anthony and Teresa Hafner (Estate)

Thursday, January 23 ~ St. Vincent ~ Mass at 11 a.m. ~  Gladys Kibler (Estate)

Friday, January 24 ~ St. Francis de Sales ~Mass at 11 a.m. – Catherine M. Maher (Estate)

Saturday, January 25 ~ Conversion of St. Paul the Apostle ~ Vigil Mass at 4:30 p.m. – Winifred Enright (Estate)

Sunday, January 26 ~ Mass at 10 a.m. – Shakara Purks (Ladies Sodality of Blessed Trinity)


News from our Parish Community

Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Observed January 20 Photo credit: Phil Woods

Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Birthday Observed January 20
Photo credit: Phil Woods

Coffee Hour ~ The Ladies Sodality will host our January Coffee Hour on Sunday, January 19, immediately following the 10 o’clock Mass. Please join them in St. Charles Hall for warm conversation on a cold day.

Mass Honoring Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. ~ The Diocesan Celebration honoring Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. will take place Sunday, January 19, 2014 at Ss. Columba-Brigid at 2:00 p.m. Most Rev. Richard J. Malone will be the main celebrant; Rev. Chester P. Smith, SVD from the Diocese of Indiana will be the guest homilist. All are invited to participate. We have been requested to bring finger foods or desserts that can be shared during the reception after the Mass. There will be a collection during the Mass which will be directed to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Fund. We are also invited to contribute theme baskets for a raffle benefiting the Scholarship Fund. Please bring your contributions to the reception area before the Mass.

The Dr. Martin Luther King Day of Service will be taking place Monday, January 20. Amy Johnson and Helen Roddy Gray are donating their services to work at Ss. Columba-Brigid Church.

Peter Gonciarz

Peter Gonciarz

The Trinity Concert Series of “beautiful music in a beautiful space” continues on Sunday, January 26, at 3 p.m. with Peter Gonciarz and Friends. Click HERE to read more about our first concert of 2014.

Attention Sodality Members ~ We will be preparing our mass mailing of Basket of Cheer raffle tickets on Sunday, January 26. If you can stay for an hour to help stuff and seal envelopes, please come to St. Charles Hall immediately after Mass. The raffle will take place at a special Mardi Gras themed coffee hour on Sunday, March 2.

2014 Calendars ~ Every year we are fortunate to have a beautiful religious calendar for the New Year provided by Bud Dick. There are extra copies available in the ushers’ pew at the break in the middle of the church if you would like one to share with your family or a friend. Again, our thanks to Bud Dick of Vandercher & Dick Funeral Home.


News from our Vicariate Cluster and the Wider Community
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