Good afternoon Trinity community,
Thank you to our students, faculty and staff for your cooperation of wearing masks inside of the building. At this moment, Monday, Sept. 27, will be the last day of the mask requirement. Please note that there are two things considered when we do require the entire school to wear masks. One is the greater community's (Manchester) transmission rate, and the other is any Covid positivity in the building. Along with this metric, we consult with the diocese before a final requirement is determined. If the greater community transmission is considered substantial, one positive Covid case could lead to the full school needing to wear masks for a ten day period.
Next week will be a busy week for guidance as Mr. Mullen will be visiting the freshman, sophomore and junior English classes in preparation for the upcoming PSAT exams which will be administered on Wednesday, Oct. 13. This is an “all school test day” for the underclassmen, and seniors are encouraged to use this day for a college visit. In conjunction prior to the college visit, guidance is sponsoring a college fair for Trinity students on Wednesday, Sept. 29, from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. We encourage all students, freshmen through seniors, to attend as these annual fairs are good sources to help begin or narrow down college choices.
At the end of the week is Trinity Night at McIntyre on Oct. 2 from 6:00 to 9:00. It is a casual, 21 and over event that provides a great opportunity to meet other Trinity parents. More information may be found at this link.
In addition to Trinity Night at McIntyre, our advancement office of Mrs. Weidner and Mrs. Lauze is very busy with the Powers Aid Walk-A-Thon. This is an annual month-long fundraiser in which we ask each family to return 10 addressed mailers that Trinity may send out asking for donations to support the Dick Powers Scholarship Fund. Mr. Powers was teacher, coach, and mentor to many students and believed that any student wanting to attend Trinity should have the opportunity. The Dick Powers Scholarship Fund helps to make this opportunity a reality. There are many incentives for helping us meet our goal of raising $35,000 including dress down days, a school holiday, a raffle for a $500 tuition discount, among others. For more information please visit our link.
This past Tuesday, we gathered together for Mass as one community. This was the first time in close to two years. We were blessed to have the chorus share their wonderful talent and extremely blessed to have Fr. David celebrate Mass for the first time with his Alma Mater. Please remember that Fr. David shares Mass with us every Monday morning at 7:10 in the chapel. We are truly grateful to have Fr. David as our chaplain, and all of us should be very thankful for all of the priests that been present in our lives as we recognize on every last Sunday of September, Priesthood Sunday.
Prayer for Priests
Gracious and loving God, we thank you for the gift of our priests.
Through them, we experience your presence in the sacraments.
Help our priests to be strong in their vocation.
Set their souls on fire with love for your people.
Grant them the wisdom, understanding, and strength they need to follow in the footsteps of Jesus.
Inspire them with the vision of your Kingdom.
Give them the words they need to spread the Gospel.
Allow them to experience joy in their ministry.
Help them to become instruments of your divine grace.
We ask this through Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns as our Eternal Priest.
Courtesy of USCCB.org