Welcome to Holy Trinity Catholic Church
We are a Catholic community striving to become intentional disciples in love with Jesus,
inviting everyone to experience the Joy of the Gospel.
Mass Times: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m., Saturday 4:30 p.m., Sunday: 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.
Sacrament of Reconciliation: Monday - Friday 7:30 - 7:50 a.m., Saturday 3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m., also by appointment
Parish Center Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Fr Stirniman's Reflection for Easter Sunday
The most central and most important truth of our Catholic Christian Faith is the bodily Resurrection of Jesus Christ. St Paul reminds us, “And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is worthless, and so is your faith.” (I Cor,15:14) When God created the world, “He saw that it was very good.“ How much more did the Father see that ‘it was very good’ when His Son, Jesus Christ, accomplished His will by fulfilling the mission of the redemption of mankind? (ie, the making up for our sins and thus, making Heaven possible). Likewise we, too, should understand that the death and resurrection of Christ, our Brother and Savior, is “very good.” By our Baptism, we are called---and given the ability!---to be intentional disciples/followers of Jesus, and so to live this joy-filled discipleship by having a life of daily prayer and virtue, and by showing gratitude to God with our brothers and sisters at Holy Mass on all Sundays, the ‘Lord’s Day’. Please join us every Sunday/Saturday evening! Our parish families and our Church family are incomplete without you!! Please help us magnify our praise and worship of God by joining us at Holy Mass . . . and at the many other things we do at our parishes, as we strive to be true and faithful followers of Jesus Christ---the One Who is Risen, Alleluia, Alleluia!
Fr Stirniman's Reflection for Divine Mercy Sunday
In his many writings, at one point, Pope St John Paul II remarked, “It would be an illusion to want to become holy without approaching with frequency and fervor this sacrament [Confession] of conversion and sanctification.” He went on to say, “We will never be holy enough not to need this sacramental purification. A humble confession, carried out with love, induces an increasingly delicate purity in the service of God.” Today’s Gospel passage is the one where Our Savior, on the night of His Resurrection, personally establishes the sacrament of Confession (cf. Jn20: 19-23). Notice that it is to His Apostles alone that He gives the ability to absolve sins. If any Christian---Catholic or non-Catholic---denies the reality of the sacrament of Confession or if he denies the need of the sacrament of Confession, he is denying Scripture itself! Additionally, he is denying the very mercy of Christ Himself, since this is the primary way Jesus Christ means for us to receive His mercy. Let us reflect upon our frequent need of the sacrament of Confession as well as the great gift of mercy it is. Additionally, consider attending the ‘Divine Mercy Sunday’ devotions we have at Historic St Patrick Church Sunday, April 28th, beginning at 2:00pm. This includes Exposition, Chaplet of Divine Mercy, Confessions, Homily, and Benediction. [FYI: Divine Mercy devotions were made popular through St Faustina Kowalska, a Polish nun who was recently canonized, who received numerous personal messages from Jesus in the 1930s, Who wished to prepare the world for His Second Coming.]
Join Us for Divine Mercy Sunday
The Altar, Rosary and Activity Society is hosting a Potluck on Divine Mercy Sunday (April 28th) beginning at 12:00 p.m. in the Historic St. Patrick Parish Hall. We will provide fried chicken and drinks and you bring a dish to pass (potatoes, vegetables, fruit, dessert, rolls or anything else that sounds good). There will be a surprise for the kids and everyone else can enjoy a tasty meal and great fellowship.
Please join us at 2:00 pm Sunday, April 28th at Historic St Patrick for the Divine Mercy Sunday devotions. This will include: Eucharistic Adoration, Homily, Confessions, the chanted Chaplet of Divine Mercy, and Benediction. [FYI: Divine Mercy devotions were made popular through St Faustina Kowalska, a Polish nun, who received numerous personal messages in the 1930s from Jesus, Who wishes to prepare the world for His Second Coming.] Our devotions will conclude at approximately 3:30pm.
Men’s March Men’s March & Mass
April 27 | 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
8:30 am Confessions at the Peoria Riverfront
9:00 am Gathering & Opening Prayer
9:15 am Men’s Rally Begins
9:45 am March to Cathedral
10:30 am Mass with the Most Reverend Daniel R. Jenky, C.S.C., at the Catheral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception
11:45 am Fellowship & Food Following the Mass
Due to generous donations, our parishes will have a bus for transportation to and from this event. Men under the age of 18, must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
There is no charge for participation! Lunch is provided.
Please register by calling Donna Redding at (309) 829-2197. Space on the bus is limited and are reserved on a first come, first served basis.
The Diocese of Peoria offers Cursillo weekends at Holy Trinity Church, Bloomington 4 times a year (2 men's, 2 women's). It is an instrument of renewal and strengthening one’s spirituality. The next Women's is June 6-9. Applications can be found here HERE. If you would like to attend or want more information, please contact any Deacon at our Parish.
PIT Crew (Parish Intercessory Team)
The Most Essential Gift: Prayer!
After our hiatus, we are excited to be re-establishing
this wonderful ministry in our parishes!
We know that with the Lord, all things are possible.
We also know that with prayer, God’s Will comes to life in ways unimagined.
We Invite YOU to be a Part of the Mission!
The Holy Spirit is moving in a beautiful way at our parishes; prayer will play a vital role in this movement.
The Parish Intercessory Team’s primary focus is to pray daily for Historic St Patrick & Holy Trinity
wherever, whenever, and however they pray.
The secondary gift of the Parish Intercessory Team is optional monthly gatherings where members could come together to pray as a community and explore different prayer styles.
If you feel that the Lord may be inviting you into this special ministry,
please contact Nicole Henson,
Coordinator of Evangelization & Adult Faith,
at firstname.lastname@example.org or 309-829-2197.
Winter Alpha 2019
Come join us for our Winter Alpha.
God has so much MORE for us! Be a part of the action!
Mon Evening , March 4th-May 13th, 6:30pm
Thu Morning, March 7th-May 16th, 8:45am
Click here for Alpha information and to register.
CHANGE OF HOLY TRINITY CHURCH BUILDING “OPEN HOURS”
Please be aware that Holy Trinity Church building will be open Monday thru Friday before, during, and after Mass, from 7am to 9am. I would strongly encourage anyone wishing to spend time with the Lord before the Eucharist to take advantage of the Holy Trinity Parish Center’s Chapel, anytime from 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday thru Friday. Thank you.