THE AMAZING PARISH PRAYER

Heavenly Father,

We thank you for gathering us together

and calling us to serve as your disciples.

You have charged us through Your

Son, Jesus, with the great mission of

evangelizing and witnessing your love

to the world.

Send your Holy Spirit to guide us as

we discern Your will for the spiritual

renewal of our parish.

Give us strength, courage, and clear

vision as we use our gifts to serve You.

We entrust our parish family to the care

of Mary, our mother, and ask for

her intercession and guidance as we

strive to bear witness to the Gospel and

build an amazing parish.

Amen.

 

(Holy Trinity will be hosting a transitional deacon for his preaching practicum)

I am a transitional deacon studying for the Diocese of Toledo.  I am 38 years old, the eldest of three children, and grew up in a rural area north of Youngstown, OH.  I moved to Cleveland, OH after high school to study at the Cleveland Institute of Fine Arts, where I earned a Bachelors Fine Arts degree in classical painting and fine metal work, though I have worked in numerous mediums over the years.  I lived in the Cleveland area for 16 years, where I worked primarily as a freelance artist, a craftsman and foreman for home remodeling companies, and I also worked for the Diocesan archives of Cleveland in addition to spending four years of study at Cleveland's Major Seminary.

After a great deal of discernment, in 2017 I moved west to resume seminary formation for the Diocese of Toledo, and in 2018 I resumed my academic studies at Mt. St. Mary Seminary of Cincinnati.  I was ordained to the transitional Diaconate on June 19, 2020, for the Diocese of Toledo, and hope to be ordained to the Priesthood in June of 2021.

Following the Ohio governor’s statement, increased concern over the coronavirus worldwide, including confirmed cases in Ohio, Archbishop Schnurr has issued strict guidelines.  

Here at Holy Trinity we are instructed as follows:

1.    Practice good hygiene.  

2.    Do not hold hands during the Our Father.

3.    The Sign of Peace will be omitted.

4.    The chalice will not be distributed.

5.    Communion will not be distributed on the tongue.

6.    All Catholics in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati are  dispensed from their obligation to attend Sunday Mass until Pentecost further notice.

7.    As is always the case, if you are sick or experiencing serious symptoms of sickness then you are not obliged to attend Mass.  It is an act of charity, in fact, to stay home and not spread the sickness.

All scheduled Masses have resumed.

06/01/2020

Tras la declaración del gobernador de Ohio, la creciente preocupación por el coronavirus en todo el mundo, incluidos los casos confirmados en Ohio, el Arzobispo Schnurr ha emitido guias estrictas.

Aquí en Holy Trinity hasta finales de Marzo se nos instruye de la siguiente manera:

1.    Practique buena higiene.  

2.    No se tomen de la mano durante el Padre Nuestro.

3.    El signo de paz será omitido.

4.    El cáliz no se distribuirá.

5.    La Comunión no se distribuirá en la lengua.

6. Todos los Católicos en la Arquidiócesis de Cincinnati están exentos de su obligación de asistir a la Misa Dominical hasta el Domingo de Ramos, el 5 de Abril.

Como siempre es el caso, si está enfermo o experimenta síntomas graves de enfermedad, entonces no está obligado a asistir a Misa. De hecho, es un acto de caridad quedarse en casa y no propagar la enfermedad.

3/13/2020