Good afternoon Trinity community,
Trinity students continue to receive recognition. Yesterday WMUR announced that Matt Miclette as its All-Star Athlete for this past week. You may view his interview via this link which addresses Matt’s academic, athletic and service successes. Congratulations, Matt!
In regards to recognition, there are several events this week in which Trinity will recognize the success of its students. On Tuesday, May 24, at 7:00pm, Trinity’s NHS chapter will induct its newest members at the NHS Induction Ceremony. NHS will welcome the new members and officers as well as honor the NHS graduating class.
Later in the week, after Trinity celebrates the Liturgy for Ascension Thursday, we will conduct our Junior Leadership Ceremony. This is a brief ceremony where we affirm to our juniors their leadership abilities and invite them to be prepared to be a leader of our school. Teachers, moderators, and coaches have written each student a letter with this affirmation. We expect all students, faculty and staff to be dressed up for this day.
Friday is a noon dismissal for freshmen, sophomores, and juniors, and because of the early dismissal there will be no lunch period. The cafeteria will provide for purchase grab and go items. Seniors will gather at St. Peter Parish in Auburn by 8:30 for their Senior Day of Reflection. For further details regarding the day of reflection please contact Ms. Abbey Thompson, campus minister.
In addition to the day of reflection and the noon dismissal, Friday evening is the Prom held at the DoubleTree by Hilton in downtown Manchester from 7:00 to 11:00. Students need to arrive no later than 7:30 and may not leave prior to 10:00 unless a parent or guardian is notified. Please contact Ms. Miranda Comiskey for further information.
I like to attend all of these above events as I am very proud of all of our students’ accomplishments, but unfortunately I will be unable. I will be gone all of next week as my wife, Cathy, has earned recognition of her own from her company, Juniper. Every year Juniper recognizes a group of its employees worldwide and gathers in one location to celebrate them together. Cathy was to be recognized if the fall of 2020, but needless to say Covid impacted the event which has been postponed twice. I truly do not like to miss school, and Cathy would have understood if I chose to be here, but she deserves (and I want to) my presence at her event. So, in advance of the induction and leadership ceremonies, congratulations to all. In regards to the Prom, students - enjoy yourselves, make good decisions, and be safe.
Since Ascension Thursday is next week, Fr. David has provided us with the following insight and prayer.
“At first glance, the Ascension can seem a little peculiar in the grand scheme of salvation. If Jesus had definitively risen from the dead, why would he not remain on earth to bring about peace and make himself known to the nations? As it turns out, the Apostles held a similar understanding. Prior to the Ascension they asked Jesus, "Lord, is this the time when you will restore the kingdom to Israel?" Their question assumes an earthly understanding of Jesus' mission. One where the Messiah would be a political savior who would drive out the Romans and restore the land of the ancient Israelites. However, salvation is not merely about world peace and satisfaction. While we strive to cultivate the Kingdom of God here on earth, we are ultimately called to the divine perfection of Heaven. To that end, Jesus did not leave us in his Ascension but instead became a trailblazer. By ascending to Heaven, he revealed the path that we are all called to take.Through his presence in the sacraments and by sending the Holy Spirit to be our advocate and guide, he has provided everything we need to follow him to the heavenly kingdom.
“Prayer: Dear Lord Jesus Christ, right before your Ascension into heaven you told your apostles to be your witnesses to the ends of the earth. May I be similarly inspired to spread your Gospel message in word and deed, according to your will for me. Help me to do so joyfully and to always seek what is above so that one day, I too may share in the glory of Heaven. Amen.”