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From the Desk of the Principal: January Newsletter

01-01-2019Mrs. Kimberly Stevenson

“What good is the warmth of summer without the chill of winter.” 

John Steinbeck

Happy New Year and welcome back to all our families. I hope that everyone had a wonderful Christmas and a restful holiday break. I look forward to getting back to our regular school routine and starting the New Year off with a bang. As we approach the end of the 1st semester I want to say thank you for all you do for your child’s education. As a faculty and staff we appreciate that the children are prepared and ready to learn each day.

Prayer: A new year brings a new resolve for improving our lives and others. One way in which we can do this is to pray together as a family. Prayer is the foundation of the Catholic home and is one of the best ways to help your family thrive. We are living in a time which is full of trials and obstacles that can sometimes lead us to question faith.

When you pray together as a family, each member learns what it means to be intimate with God. It is a time they are communicating with God and it should be taken very seriously. While there is deep theological meaning in prayer, it doesn’t have to be complicated and difficult. It’s something anyone can do anywhere at any time. Teach your children that prayers do not have to be long and formal. When you are together, offer up short, spontaneous, conversational prayers. Make generous use of words like please and thank you. Do everything you can to help your children love Jesus. Cultivate an awareness of God’s presence in the details of everyday life.

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From the Desk of the Principal: December Newsletter

12-01-2018Mrs. Kimberly Stevenson

“Wait for the LORD, take courage; be strong and take heart, wait for the LORD!”

Ps. 27: 14

On behalf of the Holy Trinity Faculty and Staff, I want to wish all of our HTS families a very blessed Christmas. May the miracle of Christmas fill your heart with joy and peace.

Today we live in a fast paced world where we can get almost anything we want at the click of a button. We turn on our TVs and watch the movies we want on demand and order online and have it he next day. We can get in touch with others no matter where they are.

Waiting, especially patient waiting, is not something we do well. Advent is a 4 week time of quiet, joyful preparation for the celebration of Jesus’ birth and also a time to remember that we wait for Christ to come again at the end of time. It is a season to enjoy the hope that Christ’s Resurrection points to. The first Sunday of Advent is also a time of new beginning, it is the official start of the Church’s calendar.

Most popular of the Advent customs handed down to us is the Advent Wreath. It is made of evergreens bound to a circle of wire. The wreath is German in origin. It represents the cycle of thousands of years from Adam to Christ during which the world awaited the coming of a Redeemer. It bears four candles equally spaced on the wreath, three purple and a rose colored one for Gaudete, the joyful Sunday in Advent. What do the symbols mean? The circle which never ends, teaches us that God and the joy of eternity never ends. The wreath made of evergreens, which never change reminds us that God’s love never changes. The purple ribbons, which decorate it, symbolizes penance. The candles with their light tells us that Christ is the light of the world. Here are prayers said with the lighting of the wreath.

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From the Desk of the Principal: November Newsletter

11-01-2018Mrs. Kimberly Stevenson

The upcoming holiday Thanksgiving, focuses on family and gratitude. We have so much to be grateful for at Holy Trinity Catholic School.

We have a wonderful, caring staff and I am grateful every day for the opportunity to work with all of them and I know your children are receiving an excellent education.

We have supportive and dedicated parents and organizations such as the Athletic Association, PTG, and School Advisory Council which provide for the school and the students in many ways making HTS an outstanding school.

Finally we have our most valuable gift, our amazing children, who challenge themselves every day to learn and become more like Christ. They are the reason we are here. As I look forward to Thanksgiving, I count all of you, our families and staff, among the best of my blessings.

Kimberly Stevenson

A Thanksgiving Prayer

Father in Heaven, Creator of all and source of all goodness and love, please look kindly upon us and receive our heartfelt gratitude in this time of giving thanks. 

Thank you for all the graces and blessings You have bestowed upon us: spiritual and temporal, our faith and religious heritage, our food and shelter, our health, the love we have for one another, and our family and friends. 

Dear Father, in Your infinite generosity, please grant us continued graces and blessing throughout the coming year.

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