Volume 1, Issue 12
December 8, 2017
Trinity News
Christmas Concert: Amid the Winter Snow
Join the Trinity High School Music Department for their Christmas Program, "Amid the Winter Snow," on Sunday, December 17, at 2:00 p.m. The program will feature Trinity's Concert Choir, the Shamroig Ringers, and the String Ensemble. Come and get in the Christmas spirit!

Get your Shamrock Christmas Presents at the Bookstore
The bookstore will be open on Thursday, December 14, from 6:30 p.m. until half-time of the Varsity Boys Basketball game. What a good time to buy your Christmas gifts! Cash, check, or credit cards will be accepted.

New Student Welcome Night
Do you know a middle school student thinking about coming to Trinity next year? Or someone who is thinking of transferring? Invite the student to our Information Night on Tuesday, December 12, at 6:00 p.m.!

Rock Talents of Lucas King
Do you enjoy Trans-Siberian Orchestra? Hear talented Trinity sophomore Lucas King play a TSO tribute in Trinity's auditorium on Thursday, December 14, at 5:00 p.m. His performance will be taped live. Stick around afterward for the JV and Varsity Boys Basketball games beginning at 6:00 p.m. See a video of Lucas in action.

Mini-THON Registration
The 2018 Trinity High School Mini-THON will take place on February 16. You may now register online . In order to do so, you will need to make an account or use a previous account to register. The minimum amount that must be raised to attend THON is $55. Contact Annie O’Neil or Madison Oliverio with any questions! 

Holiday Scrip Information
Trinity will be offering $10.00 Stocking Stuffer Gift Cards to the following stores and restaurants: Arby's, Bath & Body Works, Blooming Brand (Outback, Carrabas, Bonefish​), Buffalo Wild Wings, Burger King, Chipotle, Darden Restaurants (Olive Garden, Longhorn, Yard House), Dairy Queen, Domino's, Dunkin' Donuts, Noodles & Co., Red Lobster, Panera, Papa John's, Pizza Hut, Starbucks, Subway, Taco Bell, Target, Walmart, Wendy's, and White Barn Candle Co. Get your gift cards while supplies last!

Scrip has the answers to your holiday dilemmas! Check out what we have to offer and complete this order form. Submit orders to the Main Office by Monday, December 18 in order to have cards by Christmas. Some orders may be filled right up until December 22, if we have the cards in stock. Contact Karen Skotnicki or Steve Aschenbrenner with questions.

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Senior Class Fundraiser
The Senior Class will be selling Christmas duckies and candy grams at lunch through December 15. Duckies are $1. Candy canes are 25 cents each or five for a $1. First come, first served for the duckies! Remember your friends and that special someone.

Christmas Gift Idea, Sponsored by the Trinity Birding and Conservation Club
Wild Birds Unlimited is partnering with the Birding and Conservation Club to offer special two-day shopping event on December 15 and 16. A bird feeder would make the perfect gift for the holidays. It's the gift that keeps on giving all year long. It's the perfect gift for the adult or child that has everything. The Trinity Birding and Conservation Club encourages you to make a wildlife habitat in your backyard, on your balcony, or favorite gardening spot by hanging a bird feeder.

Fleece Blanket Service Project
The Freshman Class will host a fleece tie blanket service project on December 11 and December 13 after school from 2:45 to 3:45 p.m. All freshmen are encouraged to attend one or both sessions. Students should bring fabric scissors if they have them. Service hours will be awarded! Blankets will be donated to Bethesda Mission and Project Linus. At this time, fleece or monetary donations are desperately needed. Fleece donations should be in two-yard pieces--any color or print would be great! Please drop off donations in Room 211 (Mrs. Leandri). If you have any questions, please email Kathy Leandri.

4th Annual Christmas Cookie Exchange
It is time for the 4th Annual Christmas Cookie Exchange, sponsored by the PTO!  Sign up to bring home-baked cookies and/or donate money to help offset the cost of the cookies trays. Should you have any questions, please call Allie Perkins  (717-215-1938) or Megan Webster (717-497-9353). Merry Christmas to all, and thank you for your time, talent, and treasure!

Host Family Opportunity
Interested in learning more about Chile? Host an exchange student from Santiago, Chile, from January through February. The student is a young lady in 11th grade. It would be your responsibility to house and feed her and to bring her to school. Families have always found the experience to be enriching! Interested? Contact  Sister Susan by phone at 717-761-1116, ext. 117.

Driver's Education Classes
Trinity is currently accepting registrations for the classroom portion of Driver’s Education Training beginning Tuesday, January 16, 2018. The $50 fee and registration form should be submitted to the Main Office. Fewer than ten spots remain, sign up now!

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards
Submit your creative work to the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, by Monday, December 18. See this form for further instructions. Contact Mrs. Stager with questions.

Yearbook Information
Get your 2018 Trinity Yearbook now! Click here to view and purchase your yearbook online.

Job Opportunities--Trinity High School
Instrumental Music Teacher-- Trinity High School is looking for a part-time instrumental music teacher. Job responsibilities would include Concert Band, Marching Band, Music Technology, and assisting with Indoor Percussion. Most time commitments would take place in the afternoon or evenings, including some weekends. Interested parties should contact John Cominsky , Principal, Trinity High School,  3601 Simpson Ferry Road, Camp Hill, PA 17055 .

Custodial/Maintenance Position --Trinity High School has a full-time, day-shift maintenance/custodial position for a qualified candidate with basic electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and cleaning skills who is an independent learner and works well with our staff. A candidate must be willing to perform occasional weekend work throughout the school year. A candidate must also be able to climb ladders, use lifts, and lift/carry items in excess of 50 pounds. This 12-month position comes with benefits. Interested persons should send a resume with references to John Cominsky , Principal, Trinity High School, 3601 Simpson Ferry Road, Camp Hill, PA 17011. All candidates must also fulfill all Diocesan Youth Protection requirements. 
Junior Varsity Girls Lacrosse Coach-- Trinity High School is accepting applications for the position of Junior Varsity Girls Lacrosse Coach. Individuals would be responsible for the management of the Junior Varsity Girls Lacrosse Team, assisting the Head Varsity Coach during practice and games, as well as handling any duties assigned by the Head Coach. Interested individuals should forward a coaching resume to Gary Bricker, Athletic Director. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.
Shamrocks Who Shine
Congratulations to Mrs. Devon Ban, Director of Admissions, and Mr. Terrence Mull, both of whom have earned their master's degrees this semester. Mrs. Ban earned a Master's in Theology from from Holy Apostles College and Seminary, while Mr. Mull earned a Master's in Educational Leadership from Shippensburg University. They joined Dr. Angie Heinick, who earned her Doctorate in Education from Immaculata University, in celebrating at the faculty meeting on December 6. Well done, all!
Congratulations to sophomores Jacob Kreiser and Michael Soule , who have earned the rank of Eagle Scout through Troop 195 (Saint Joseph Parish). Together, they constructed a gazebo at the Saint Joseph rectory. Michael dug the foundation and laid the base, while Jacob built the gazebo kit. Congratulations to them on their achievement!
Congratulations to junior Molly Krzywicki for earning membership in the Bishop Lawrence Schott Chapter of the National Honor Society. Molly could not attend the ceremony on November 30 due to college visits, and her name was mistakenly left left out of the program list. Our apologies to Molly and to her family for this error.
Congratulations to sophomore Connor Coyle , who earned a place with the District Band on the trombone. Connor and his District Band peers will perform later in January.
Congratulations to the following Trinity students, who were named Mid Penn Conference Capital Division All-Stars in golf: senior Anthony DeFrank, junior Michael Brown, sophomore Jack Penwell, and freshman Olivia Maddux . Anthony was also named to the All-Sentinel First Team, while senior Katelyn Rudy joined Michael, Jack, and Olivia with Honorable Mention recognition.
The Mid Penn Conference's Capital Division has named Trinity senior Derek Drendall and junior Alex D'Amico as First Team All-Stars in boys soccer, while senior James Leandri and junior Jeff Miekley took Second Team awards. Derek was also named to the All-Sentinel First Team, while senior Frankie Lafferty was named Honorable Mention together with James, Alex, and Jeff.
Congratulations to seniors Sydney Demyan and Lauren Gatesman for earning First Team honors as Mid Penn Capital Division All-Stars in girls soccer.  Junior Ana Dominguez and sophomore Grace Webster were named to the Second Team. Sydney also took First Team All-Sentinel honors, while Lauren and Ana joined junior Molly Krzywicki with Honorable Mention distinction.
Members of the Trinity Volleyball Team earned recognition for their efforts in compiling a 19-3 record and winning the Mid Penn Capital Division. The Mid Penn Conference Capital Division All-Stars included senior Aidan Finegan (Co-MVP), senior Noelle Chavey (First Team), junior Jensen Haas (First Team), and sophomore Katie Sajer (Second Team).  Coach John Barrick was also named "Co-Coach of the Year" for the Mid Penn Capital Division. Aidan, Noelle, and Jensen also earned First Team All-Sentinel honors, while Katie received Honorable Mention. The Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association (PCVA) selected Aidan, Noelle, and Jensen as District 3 Class AA All-Stars, while Aidan and Noelle were named to the Class AA All-State Team by PCVA.
Rocks in Motion
Students have numerous service opportunities to choose from! See all current service opportunities here, or visit the   Rocks in Motion Service Website for ways you can share your time and talents by helping Church, school, and community. Please email Mrs. Fejfar if you have any service events that meet the THS service guidelines that you would like posted on the  Rocks in Motion  service website.
"Seek the Light, Be the Light"
Spiritual Reflections
By Scott Root, Campus Minister

Gospel for Sunday, December 10, 2017 – The Second Sunday in Advent
The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ the Son of God. As it is written in Isaiah the prophet: Behold, I am sending my messenger ahead of you; he will prepare your way. A voice of one crying out in the desert: "Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths." John the Baptist appeared in the desert proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. People of the whole Judean countryside and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem were going out to him and were being baptized by him in the Jordan River as they acknowledged their sins. John was clothed in camel's hair, with a leather belt around his waist. He fed on locusts and wild honey. And this is what he proclaimed: "One mightier than I is coming after me. I am not worthy to stoop and loosen the thongs of his sandals. I have baptized you with water; he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit." --Mark 1:1-8

Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord! This Sunday’s Gospel makes me think about the opening of the 1970s musical Godspell. In the beginning of the movie, the character representing John the
Baptist calls the people from their everyday lives, and they joyfully frolic in a public fountain, symbolic of today’s Gospel reading. What strikes me is the joy with which they sing the song and play in the fountain. As we prepare for the coming of Christ, do we do so with joy? Do we see joy in helping those around us? Do we find joy in the purchasing of gifts and the other preparations of the season? If not, why not? To accept Jesus Christ into our lives should be such a joyful experience that it radiates from us to all we meet. Advent is a joy-filled time of preparation to celebrate, not only the birth of a baby 2,000 years ago, but to celebrate our loving relationship with God through Jesus Christ. May this season of preparation find us joyfully loving God and our brothers and sisters in Christ.
Saint of the Week – Our Lady of Guadalupe– December 12
The Blessed Virgin’s appearance at Tepeyac, Mexico, to Saint Juan Diego in 1531 was the beginning of a beautiful story of God’s and Mary’s love and care for the peoples of Mexico. Our Lady of Guadalupe, the Blessed Virgin, was named patroness of all of the Americas in 2003.

For more Saints or information on Our Lady of Guadalupe visit Franciscan Media’s Saint of the Day website.
Prayer for the Week
Almighty and merciful God,
may no earthly undertaking hinder those
who set out in haste to meet your Son,
but may our learning of heavenly wisdom
gain us admittance to His company,
Who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.

Source: The Roman Missal – Collect for the Second Sunday in Advent