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.
Feast With Friends
Don’t Eat Alone on Thanksgiving
No one to eat with on Thanksgiving Day? Family live far away? Come to the Historic St. Patrick Parish Hall on Thanksgiving Day, November 28 and join some parishioner friends! We’ll begin to gather at 2pm and will eat at 3pm. Turkey and beverages will be provided. Please bring a dish to share, anything you like to eat on Thanksgiving. Or just bring yourself – we always have plenty for all. If you need a ride, call or text Donna Redding at 309.824.0857. We’ll celebrate our many blessings together!
Advent Communal Reconciliation Services
St. Patrick Church of Merna
Monday, December 9th 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
St. Mary’s (Bloomington)
Tuesday, December 17th 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
**We will not have a communal Reconciliation service at either Holy Trinity or Historic St. Patrick during Advent. However, all of our regular times for Confession at both parishes during weekdays and weekends will remain available.**
The envelopes for Christmas flower memorial donations are in your monthly contribution envelope packet. If you would like to make a memorial gift in honor of a loved one or loved ones, please print their names on the envelope and return it to the collection basket. Names will be presented in the churches and your gifts will be used to help prepare our churches for Christmas.
*We open doors at 9:45am each Sunday!
*Need to sign in your child/provide your cell number in case we need to text you during mass.
*Serve Parents of Children (infant thru Kindergarten)
*Free play & story time towards the end with Cookie Crisp cereal served.
SERVICE HOUR OPPORTUNITY—Attention: High school students/ Jr high students!! Who needs service hours and would like to volunteer to work the Church Nursery? Send me a text/call 309-319-0876 so we can schedule which Sundays you are available. We are needing adult helpers, too. Why not work the Nursery together (parent & teen)? Adults need to have completed the SAFE training that is required for school/church to volunteer. Any questions text/call Maggie Jefferson 309-319-0876. Thank you!
PIT Crew (Parish Intercessory Team)
The Most Essential Gift: Prayer!
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 email@example.com or 309-829-2197.
Sunrise Greetings Breakfast December 1 at Holy Trinity, breakfast will be served after the 7:00 am and 10:00 am Masses.
We will enjoy Biscuits & Gravy!
Please come and join us for food and fellowship.
Remember last year when all those presents were under the trees at our churches? We’ll do it again this year to benefit dozens of families in our community, Faith in Action, and Birthright. You can select tags from our Giving Trees beginning November 23 and bring your presents or cash donations to the churches through December 15. Watch the bulletin for more information.
Youth Group Gathering
Sunday, November 24
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Historic St. Patrick Parish Hall
The music ministry at Holy Trinity is seeking musicians who play woodwind, brass, string, and percussion instruments at an intermediate high school level or higher to join the newest music ensemble at Holy Trinity. The Orchestra at Holy Trinity will provide music in conjunction with the Choir at Holy Trinity for Sunday 10:00 Masses throughout the year, festive occasions, and other performances.
If you or someone you know is interested in joining or would like more details, contact Holy Trinity’s Director of Music, Sam Fleming at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call the church office.