Mass: Sundays at 9:00 a.m.
Father Alan Hunter and Deacon Ray Roth
Stonington, Illinois

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Blood Drive

Holy Trinity will be sponsoring a blood drive to be held on Tuesday, June 12 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the Parish Hall. Please bring photo ID. Sign up by calling Bev at 454-2967 or online at (sponsor code: 60049C). Walk-ins welcome!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

First Holy Communion

CONGRATULATIONS to Gage Rusher, Maggie O'Brien, Charlie Pugh, Abigail Herberling and Emma Wells on recieving your first Holy Communion last Sunday at Holy Trinity!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Our Lady of Fatima Statue coming to Holy Trinity-Plan to attend!

Holy Trinity has the honor of hosting the International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 7:00 pm inside the church.
The viewing will begin with a 25 minute presentation followed by questions and answers and a quiet time for veneration until 9 p.m. Please plan to attend this holy and unique event at Holy Trinity. This statue has been all over the world giving hope and healing to thousands of people for decades. It's a once in a lifetime opportunity!
The world-famous International Pilgrim Virgin
Statue of our Lady of Fatima was sculpted in 1947 by Jose Thedim, based on the description of Sr. Lucia, one of the three young children who saw Our Lady each month in 1917 from May to October in Fatima, Portugal. The Blessed Mother revealed to the children many truths which pertained to the salvation of souls. Pope Pius XII said, "In 1946, we crowned Our Lady of Fatima as Queen of the World; and the next year, through her Pilgrim statue, She set forth as though to claim Her domnion; and the favors she performs along the way are such that we can hardly believe we are seeing with our eyes."

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Worthwhile tv movie...for once :)

I thought some parishioners might be interested in the following information:

Below is a link about the 1960s movie actress, Dolores Hart, who left a promising career to become a Benedictine nun. HBO filmed a documentary about her and it was nominated for an Academy award this year. Mother Dolores attended the Hollywood event (the film did not win in its category).

The documentary is scheduled to air on HBO on Thursday, April 5 (Holy Thursday) at 7 p.m. (Central Time).

Monday, March 12, 2012

Easter Lillies

If you would like to donate an Easter lilly in memory of a loved one or from your family, please sign up on the sheet in the back of the church. Lillies are $7 each. Please make checks payable to Altar and Rosary Society. If you can't make it to Mass but would still like to donate, please contact Anita Myers at 891-4848 or Sue Ann Unster at 920-9414.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Fish Fry!

The 8th annual Holy Trinity Fish Fry was a success again this year. The dinner made over $800 for the Maitenance Fund and served up over 200 meals. Approximately 125 pounds of fish was fried up for the event and lines started forming at 4:45 p.m. for the 5 - 7 serving time.

People came from all over the area to feast on the fish. Attendees included people from Taylorville, Morrisonville, Palmer and Decatur.

Holy Trinity thanks everyone for all the help and for supporting our First Friday Fish Fry!!

Fish Fry!

The Enlow and Mizuer family enjoy the fish fry surrounded by family on Friday, February 24.

The Peabody family got their places at a table early at the Fish Fry. Serving was from 5 - 7 pm, but lines started forming at 4:45 for the famous feast put on by Holy Trinity.

The 8th annual fish fry was happy to enjoy a steady stream of hungry customers for the 2 hours of serving.

Carol DeClerck, Nancy Mateer and Carolou Mormon help serve up fish, coleslaw and beans while parishioners and village residents move down the serving line.

Almost 200 meals were served at the fish fry, including 45 carry out requests.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Upcoming Events

Stations of the Cross is scheduled to begin next Friday, March 2 at 7 p.m. The Stations will be prayed every Friday night at 7 p.m. throughout Lent at Holy Trinity. A different reading of the Stations of the Cross will be prayed every time.

The rosary will be prayed next Sunday, March 4 at 8:30 a.m. before Sunday Mass. Coffee and donuts will follow mass.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

40 Bags in 40 Days

Still don't know what your Lenten resolution is going to be? The ladies of the Altar and Rosary Society have a good idea. They are encouraging the act of "40 bags in 40 days." It's a simple practice that anyone can do and is a rewarding Lenten sacrifice. This simple idea is a committment to rid your house, car, garage, etc. of items you don't need and place all the things in a bag to either give away to charity or dispose of. The 40 bags can be small or large, depending on your needs. Some items that you could think about 'bagging' are: cloths, shoes, books, toys, candles, canned goods, blankets, and coats. This is a great way to get rid of all the excess in your life. Lent is a time to celebrate the only true gift in your life, the gift of God's love.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Annual fish fry coming up!

The Lenten season is upon us! That means Holy Trinity's 8th Annual Fish Fry is just around the corner. Mark your calendars for Friday, February 24 and be sure to attend this great, tasty gathering at the hall between the hours of 5-7 pm. This year's menu consists of fish, coleslaw, baked beans, applesauce, dessert, tea and coffee. Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for kids under 12. What tastier way can you treat your family and friends to dinner than this?!

Also, kitchen help is needed so if you can lend a helping hand, please contact Nancy at 259-3117.

Stay tuned in the days following for pictures and a recap of the event!