The National Conference of Catholic Bishops has called for parishes to take up a special collection for the National Catholic Charities of the USCCB for the flood relief of families and properties damaged in Hurricane Harvey. On September 9th and 10 Trinity Parish replaced its monthly collection for evangelization and catechesis with a special collection for National Catholic Charities Disaster Relief.
With the continuing need for help for victims of multiple hurricanes in many locations, donations are still being encouraged. Call 1-800-919-9338 to donate by phone or click the link below for the Catholic Charities USA disaster relief online donation page.
Catholic Charities USA: Donate Online
Catholic Charities USA: Information page
Donations can also be made to Catholic Charities USA via SMS text: Text CCUSADISASTER to 71777
The Knights of Columbus also have disaster relief funds accepting donations. Links are below:
The recent successfully completed Gift of Time campaign to restore the clock in St. Paul’s church in Barton was made possible through the generous contributions of many parishioners and friends of the parish. It was suggested that donations to the campaign be made in honor of priests and religious, or in honor of loved ones for larger donations. These names will be inscribed on commemoration plaques.
Continue reading Gift of Time Remembrances Final List!
Dear Friends, there is good news to report about the project to restore the use of St. Paul’s Church Clock. Initial estimates were very expensive because this kind of work is so rare and specialized. One of the few New England companies available had given estimates of $15,500 to restore the mechanical clock, or $16,500 to install an electrical system. As things unfolded we received a wonderful alternative bid to restore the mechanics. The parish can restore the clock mechanics for $5,000 with the services of a Brownington summer resident who is a certified watchmaker. Brian Tanguay of Gardner Massachusetts has submitted this proposal, and the groundwork is being done for him to restore the clock. References from Massachusetts have given their input on other church clocks that he has restored. The parish council and finance council have been able to recommend this opportunity, and several parishioners have expressed their willingness to wind the mechanical clock periodically. The last update on the clock fund stated that parishioners had donated more than $7,000, and so we are happy to say that we have cash on hand to pay Tanguay Jewelers upon completion of the project, with some money leftover to make the gift of time plaques and accompanying aesthetic work to the clock and church. Thank you so very much to all who have made this possible!
In Christ and Mary,
Fr. Timothy Naples
Below are updated lists of all the priests/religious names submitted for the remembrance plaque, and all the loved ones’ names submitted for the $300+ donations plaque. We would like to make certain that no names are missing or misspelled before they are engraved. Please see the list below. (Click “Continue Reading” if necessary)
Continue reading The Gift of Time (Complete!)
A Campaign to Raise Money for the Restoration of the Clock in St. Paul’s Church
St. Paul’s Church was built in 1903 with the prayers, dedication, and hard work of area parishioners and priests. Arthur S. Redfield raised money to have a town clock installed in the steeple for all to enjoy. The clock no longer functions. Most Holy Trinity Parish would like to install an electronic actuator which will allow the clock to function again and the bells to toll. The cost of this project will be $16,000.
We have commenced fundraising for this endeavor and through the generosity of some area businesses we are on our way, but there is more to be done. For more information about the campaign please download the printable pledge card*. Thank you for any support you can give to our restoration effort.
*(Update 9/9/2016: the link to the pledge card has been removed because the campaign has finished successfully! Thank you for your support!)
The annual holiday bake sale will be the weekend of Dec 12-13 after all the Masses. We will have fruit pies, meat pies, bread, rolls, and lots of goodies. All proceeds will benefit the parish Religious Ed programs. If you would like to donate baked goods, please bring them to Mass.
At the back of St. Paul’s, St. John Vianney, and St. Theresa’s churches there will be handmade 3D Christmas cards for sale before and after each weekend mass from now until Christmas. They can also be hung as ornaments. $3 each. A fundraiser to benefit Most Holy Trinity Parish.
Also available: Holy Land Crosses made of Bethlehem Olive Wood: $10, benefiting the Christian Refugee Relief Fund through the Knights of Columbus.