Ministries, Affiliated Organizations, and General Activites
We are the Catholic Community of Most Holy Trinity. Our stewardship of time and talent provides opportunities for spiritual and personal growth. We are called to serve God through each other, by caring for those within our community and beyond by creating an environment that promotes Christian faith and growth.
Listed below is a brief overview of the various ministries or affiliated organizations present in our parish, as well as the regular opportunities for spiritual activity offered here.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Through Adoration, we do Him the kindness of going to Him in a special way. We would like to hear form you, whether you can commit to attend for an hour on Fridays in the Church, volunteer to be a substitute, or would just like more information about this uniquely Catholic tradition of prayer. We also have Adoration Monday-Thursday 3:00-5:00pm in the Youth Center Chapel.
Training is provided to youths ages 11-14 who are committed to serving and participating in the Eucharistic celebration of the Mass.
Our Diocesan-trained ministers assist interested parties through the Annulment process
Art and Environment
Our goal is to enrich the church’s atmosphere for the various liturgical celebrations during the year. Creative people are invited to participate to bring beauty and delight to our worship.
Classes are held to prepare parents and godparents.
Chiapas Sister Parish Committee
We are dedicated to strengthening cultural ties with and providing financial aid to our Sister Parish, San Juan Chamula, located in Chiapas, Mexico.
Christian Initiation of Adults
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the process by which interested persons gradually become members of the Catholic Church. Sponsors are always needed to be a companion for those on the journey leading to the Easter Sacraments.
Committee Concerned for the Homeless
We provide assistance to the less fortunate in many ways. During Advent, we also cooperate with the Society of St. Vincent de Paul to provide gifts & food for over 200 families, including over 600 children.
We are men and women concerned with our relationship with God and our commitment to the Church. We join our unique and different personalities and talents to follow a way of life, which includes prayer, study, apostolic works and mutual sharing.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
As a trained minister of Communion, you are called on to serve the Body of Christ to the Church. Like all ministries, this is a great honor and a great responsibility.
Charged by Canon Law with the responsibility of overseeing the prudent fiscal operations of the parish, we meet once a month to analyze finances, create and approve a budget, and advise the Pastor.
Working with the Finance Council or the Stewardship Committee, we help plan and implement events to aid the parish.
Scouting is spiritual and values-based, providing opportunities for girls 5–17 years old to develop and practice new skills, and earn recognition in the form of badges and patches.
We assist the Maintenance staff in cleaning and improving the campus grounds in various ways.
Bringing honor and glory to God by providing a warm spirit of Christian friendliness to all, we are needed at all Masses to greet, distribute worship aids, and assist with the collection.
Several times a year, we offer our time and resources to provide refreshments for various parish celebrations.
Knights of Columbus
Committed to the protection of human life from conception to natural death, to the preservation & defense of the family, the exemplification of charity, fraternity, unity, patriotism and promotion of the priesthood, we are internationally recognized for our support of the church, programs of evangelization & Catholic education, civic involvement & aid to the needy.
Liturgical Minister Scheduling
We keep accurate records of all our commissioned Liturgical Ministers (Lectors, EMs, and Altar Servers), and publish a quarterly schedule for all weekend Masses. This can be coordinated by one person or a team.
Working with the Pastor, we coordinate the several special liturgies throughout the year.
Our team is composed of several couples from both our English and Spanish communities. We meet with couples wishing to marry in the Catholic Church, and provide classes and guidance through the parish’s preparation process.
Ministry of Care
Our trained volunteers take Holy Communion weekly to the sick and homebound, as well as to those in nursing homes and retirement centers; they visit patients at John C. Lincoln Hospital daily, minister to bereaved families at the time of death; and offer a grief support group and a caregiver support group.
Ministers of the Word (Lectors)
When you answer the call to proclaim the Bible readings to the assembled faith community, you enter into a deeper relationship with the Word of God as revealed in Sacred Scripture. You take upon yourself the duty and privilege of bringing the printed word to life.
We gather weekly to process parish collections accurately, following good business guidelines.
Music serves the community by helping it express the gift of faith within us, and by guiding the community toward full, active participation in every worship gathering. The goal of every music minister is to assist the assembled in joining with Christ Who is always at the center of our musical prayer. Vocalists and instrumentalists are welcome.
Occasional help is needed with bulk mailings, filing, stuffing bulletins with inserts, and assembling worship aids.
Our Lady of the Wayside Sodality
Open to practicing Catholic women. Members live a life of consecration to our Blessed Mother in order to be under her special protection and to live in imitation of her. The special apostolate at MHT is: first, to do all possible to help within our own family and daily surroundings, then, to do all possible to help MHT Parish.
This planning and advisory group to the Pastor focuses on advancing the apostolic role of the laity and the apostolic potential of the parish.
Through dedicated service, we assist families in the faith initiation and formation of children and youth. We catechize students not enrolled in MHT School, prepare them for the reception of Sacraments, work with parents, provide liturgical celebration opportunities, & encourage families to take an active part in parish life. We offer a bi-lingual program for ages kindergarten through 12th grade.
The preparation of our worship space & the maintenance of the Sacristy are important to the function of our parish.
We study and discuss the teachings of different books within the Holy Bible.
Society of St. Vincent de Paul
We are an international lay organization that seeks, in a spirit of justice and charity, to help those who are suffering. Vincentian spirituality is based on the very real presence of Christ in every person, especially those who have been disenfranchised or marginalized by society. In addition to assisting people with the basics of daily living (food, rent, utilities, etc.), Vincentians are obligated to cultivate sensitivity to, and eradication of, social injustices that are the root of poverty.
Our responsibility is to lead the stewardship effort at our parish on a year-round basis, which includes overseeing the initial introduction of the stewardship way of life to the parish, and conducting annual renewal efforts.
We have a comprehensive program designed to minister to teens of all faiths from a uniquely Catholic base. We attempt to reach teens on spiritual, educational, emotional and social levels. Teens are encouraged to embark on a journey of faith and relationship with God through Jesus Christ. At a weekly Youth Mass, we enter into authentic and full worship of God with a faith community of peers, families and adult ministers.