Volume 1, Issue 4
October 13, 2017
Trinity News
Alum Speaks on Mental Health--October 15
Hannah Durbin '14, a senior at Elon University, is speaking locally on mental health and overcoming challenges. Hannah has fully recovered from anorexia, depression, and anxiety, and she publicly shares her recovery via Instagram and public speaking engagements. Hear Hannah speak on October 15 from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. at the Center for Hope and Healing, Camp Hill. Read more about Hannah and the event.

SAT Preparation Course -- Register by Monday, October 16.

Picture Retakes --Monday, October 16.

Rosary Rally- -For all high school student-athletes, coaches, parents, and families at Finestra Hall (Bishop McDevitt Auditorium) from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. on October 23.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk-- October 21, Join our team or donateContact
Mrs. Stager with questions. 

Trinity Goes to Broadway-- Return your order form for Anastasia to Sister Susan by October 27.

Honor a Veteran or Soldier-- Honor a veteran or soldier by displaying an American flag on the Trinity grounds. Mail order forms and check to Sister Susan Kuk, Trinity High School, 3601 Simpson Ferry Road, Camp Hill, PA 17011, by October 27. A portion of the proceeds with be shared with the Wounded Warrior Project.

Ski Club & Night Club Card-- Register online by November 6, with these instructions. Contact
Ms. Albright with questions. See you on the slopes!

Beauty and the Beast Auditions--October 23 & 24
Auditions for Trinity's musical, Beauty and the Beast , will be held on October 23 and 24.   Find forms, audition music, and rehearsal tracks online . We hope to see many of you come out for our biggest and best show yet!

Trunk or Treat--October 25
Participate in Trunk or Treat on Wednesday, October 25, at 6:00 p.m. We will have a haunted house and small games, and food will be sold. Additionally, clubs, groups, or sports are encouraged to decorate a car or truck and hand out candy, snacks, trinkets, or treats. Fill out this application and submit it to Miss Kiker with the $10 entry fee. Happy Halloween!

"Visit a Seminary" Day--November 8
The Diocesan Vocations office is sponsoring a visitation day at Mount Saint Mary's Seminary on November 8. The day will involve a tour of the seminary facilities, a chance to meet our diocesan seminarians, a discussion of the vocation to the diocesan priesthood, and lunch. Interested junior and senior boys should contact Mr. Root in the Campus Ministry office. Deadline to apply is Friday, October 20.

Send It to a Soldier
The Class of 2018 is sponsoring “Send It to A Soldier." Members of the class will organize packages to soldiers of the Trinity community, including alumni, who have been deployed. We are asking for names and addresses of those soldiers to receive a package. Send names and contact information to Miss Kiker by November 3. The class is also looking for donations to complete the project.
Any surplus items will be donated Central Pennsylvania Supports The Troops . We will collect items from October 23 through November 2.

Parent-Teacher Conferences--November 2, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. & 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
The first marking period ends on Thursday, October 26. We will hold voluntary, 15-minute parent-teacher conferences on Thursday, November 2, after school hours. If you would like to speak with any of your student's teachers about his/her progress in their class, please contact Mrs. Terri Kenski  (not individual teachers) beginning on Wednesday, October 18, to set up those appointments. While our faculty would like to meet and speak with the parents of every student they teach, there is not enough time in the evening; if your child is doing well in a class, it may not be necessary to see that specific teacher.  

If you do not need to see any teachers but would like to pick up your child's report card, they will be available in the busport from 3:30 to 8:00 p.m. Any report cards not picked up on Thursday, November 2 will be distributed to students in homeroom on Monday, November 6. Thursday, November 2, is a regular school day for students; Trinity is closed Friday, November 3.

Scholastic Art and Writing Awards
Submit your creative work to the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the nation’s largest, longest-running, most prestigious visual and literary arts program, recognizing accomplishments of students in grades 7 to 12. Submit your work by December 18. See this form for further instruction. Contact Mrs. Stager with questions.

Midterm Examinations--January 9 to 11
Midterm examinations are scheduled for the mornings of January 9, 10, and 11. Please do not schedule appointments for your child on those mornings. Most students will complete their exams by 11:00 a.m. each day. Because the weather is unpredictable in January, please note that, should it snow on any examination day, Friday, January 12, will be the first snow make-up day for examinations. Monday, January 15, will be the second snow make-up day for examinations. 

Job Opportunity--Trinity High School
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. 

Host Family Opportunity
Interested in learning more about Chile? Host an exchange student from Santiago, Chile, from early January through the end of 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 or by phone at
717-761-1116, ext. 117.
Shamrocks Who Shine
Trinity High School has developed a hospital internship program for seniors in conjunction with Geisinger Holy Spirit Hospital in Camp Hill. Students will spend four days (one per quarter) shadowing different departments within the hospital, and they will receive a quarter credit at the conclusion of the program. This year’s pilot program will include the following seniors: Annie Flake, Lauren Gatesman, Sean Good, Noelle Konchar, Annie O'Neil, Amanda Snyder , and Gretchen Sprague .
Congratulations to senior Anthony DeFrank for taking the silver medal in the PIAA District 3 Golf Championships held on October 6 and 7! Anthony will compete in Regionals on Monday, October 16. Good luck, Anthony!
Congratulations to Mr. David Geisel, who joined 536 United States Government and Politics teachers in Salt Lake City, UT, in June to score 319,612 AP exams. Mr. Geisel has been recognized by the College Board for the significant contributions he made during his week as an AP Reader due to his experience and expertise. The contribution made by Mr. Geisel and other AP Readers is essential to the success of the AP Program. Thank you for your work as a Reader and as a teacher, Mr. Geisel!
Alumni News
Sara Sajer '13, Fulbright Scholar
"Service with an International Scope"
Sara Sajer '13 has received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program award to Kosovo. The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government. It is designed to build lasting connections between the people of the United States and the people of more than 160 other countries and to address critical global challenges mutually. Sara will teach English at the University of Mitrovica “Isa Bolentini” and independently research Balkan radio culture as part of her English Teaching Assistantship grant. Sara credits her eligibility for such an opportunity to her family’s unwavering support and strong work ethic instilled by Trinity High School and Good Shepherd School. Congratulations on this tremendous achievement, Sara!
Do you know an alum who is making Trinity proud? Let us know! Email details to communications@thsrocks.us.
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.

October 26 --All freshmen must submit at least five service hours to their theology teachers.

New Service Opportunities
  • October through April--Good Shepherd Church--CORE Members for EDGE: We need high school students who are on fire for their faith to join us on Monday evenings from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. to volunteer on our CORE Team for the EDGE Ministry at Good Shepherd Church. This program is run weekly, with the exception of a few Mondays that fall on holidays. Volunteers must commit to being there each week, to reading the weekly materials in advance, to helping with the activities, prayers, and small groups. They must be mature and show by example what it is like to live out their faith. Please contact Dr. Spahr or at 717-737-8216 to sign up.
  • Now and Ongoing--Good Shepherd Church--Student volunteers are needed Sunday nights from 7:30 p.m. (after Life Teen) to 8:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall to help set up for EDGE the following night. Contact Dr. Spahr or a717-737-8216 to sign up.
  • Now and Ongoing--Good Shepherd Church--Student volunteers are needed Monday nights from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall to clean up the EDGE Nights. Contact Dr. Spahr at 717-737-8216 to sign up.
  • October 28--Caregivers Day of Prayer and Care held at Trinity High School; Volunteers needed for shifts from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Contact Christine Leukus at 717-319-4421
  • November 18 to 19--Good Shepherd Church--Student volunteers are needed on November 18 from 9:20 a.m. to noon and on November 19 from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. to help sort food for the Manna Bag Program. They also need 3 or 4 students on November 19 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. to help carry food to cars and to clean up.  Contact Dr. Spahr at 717-737-8216 to sign up.
"Seek the Light, Be the Light"
Spiritual Reflections
By Scott Root, Campus Minister

Gospel for Sunday, October 15, 2017--28th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Jesus again in reply spoke to the chief priests and elders of the people in parables, saying, "The kingdom of heaven may be likened to a king who gave a wedding feast for his son. He dispatched his servants to summon the invited guests to the feast, but they refused to come. A second time he sent other servants, saying, 'Tell those invited: "Behold, I have prepared my banquet, my calves and fattened cattle are killed, and everything is ready; come to the feast."' Some ignored the invitation and went away, one to his farm, another to his business. The rest laid hold of his servants, mistreated them, and killed them. The king was enraged and sent his troops, destroyed those murderers, and burned their city. Then he said to his servants, 'The feast is ready, but those who were invited were not worthy to come. Go out, therefore, into the main roads and invite to the feast whomever you find.' The servants went out into the streets and gathered all they found, bad and good alike, and the hall was filled with guests. But when the king came in to meet the guests, he saw a man there not dressed in a wedding garment. The king said to him, 'My friend, how is it that you came in here without a wedding garment?' But he was reduced to silence. Then the king said to his attendants, 'Bind his hands and feet, and cast him into the darkness outside, where there will be wailing and grinding of teeth.' Many are invited, but few are chosen."
--Matthew 22:1-14

In the 2nd Reading this Sunday, Paul states, "I can do all things in him who strengthens me" (Phil 4:13). Often we face challenges in life. When we encounter these challenges, we often turn to friends and family for assistance, but do we turn to Jesus? Our relationship with Jesus can strengthen us to face any adversity. Jesus is always there ready to help. Do we allow him in? Do we lean on him?
Saint of the Week--St. Luke (October 18)
Saint Luke is known to us primarily as the author of the Gospel that bears his name and Acts of the Apostles. Actually two volumes of one work, Luke-Acts instructs and inspires us with his beautiful treatment of the words and deeds of Jesus and of the early Church. We are blessed by Luke's writings.

For more Saints or information on St. Luke, visit Franciscan Media’s Saint of the Day website .
In celebration of October as the month of Our Lady's Holy Rosary and the centennial anniversary of the appearance of Our Lady of Fatima, each Thursday in October (19th and 26th), we will pray the Rosary in the Chapel at 7:30 a.m. Please feel free to join us as we ask Our Lady's intercession for a different intention each week. Please contact Devon Ban with any special intentions. May you experience God's abundant blessings, and may Our Blessed Mother intercede for you in a special way during this month! 
Prayer for the Week
Heavenly Father,
Help us to be strengthened by your Word,
And through the reception of Your Word made flesh in the Eucharist.
When anxiety or doubt enter into our hearts and minds,
Help us to find strength through Your Son, Jesus.
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