Volume 1, Issue 28
April 6, 2018
Trinity News
Shamrock Showcase--April 8
Join us for our Middle School Open House, the Shamrock Showcase, on Sunday, April 8, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Meet teachers and staff, learn about activities, clubs, and athletics, and experience the Trinity difference! The first 50 students get a free gift! Contact Devon Ban , Director of Admissions, with questions.
Eat, Drink, and be Giving!
The RSVP deadline is fast approaching for our Spring event, Eat, Drink, and be Giving. RSVP by Friday, April 13 for the event on Saturday, April 21, at 6:00 p.m. This social event will be held at Allenberry Resort in Boiling Springs. View our invitation here.

Want an easy way to support the 2018 Trinity High School Spring Benefit? Donate an item for the class baskets...It's simple, and everyone can help. We are collecting items for three baskets and a wine pull.  Sign up to help us build these wonderful baskets. With your generous support, we have a great opportunity to get together and celebrate Trinity. Cash donations are welcome, too. All donations are due in the Advancement Office by April 15. Please contact  Beth Zak at 717-761-1116 ext 119 with any questions .

Trinity High School Senior/Junior Prom
The Trinity Senior/Junior Prom, "Secret Garden,” will be held from 5:30 to 10:00 p.m. on Friday, April 27, at the West Shore Country Club. We're looking forward to an enjoyable evening!

Tickets will be on sale from April 9 to April 13, for $65 per person; no tickets will be sold thereafter. Every student attending the prom must have a permission slip signed with contact information included by Wednes day, April 18. Those forms are available outside of room 113 or at the lunches once ticket sales begin.  

This year, we will have a dessert table instead of a served dessert to help offset some of the increases in the cost of the meal. If you would be willing to donate a dessert, please fill in the form. Desserts should be brought to the school on Thursday, April 26. More information about the evening can be found here.

Athletic Association Meeting
Trinity's Athletic Association (TAA) will meet on Tuesday, April 17, at 7:00 p.m. in the Trinity cafeteria. One of the agenda items will be filling two upcoming TAA Board Officer vacancies. The positions of Vice President and Secretary will be available and nominations will be accepted. Prospective nominees are encouraged to attend the  April 17  meeting. Voting will take place at the May 9 meeting. Questions may be di rected to TAA Secretary Toni Chase.

Engineering Conference
Do you know a girl interested in engineering? Trinity has been invited to attend the 17th annual "Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day" in Boston, Massachusetts, sponsored by  Nitsch Engineering and Engineers Without Borders USA – Northeastern University Chapter . This year's conference focuses on ways engineers can work with communities around the world to meet basic human needs, such as the need for drinkable water, and to  find appropriate solutions for their infrastructure needs.  There are four spaces available for girls in grades 9-11. Students will leave after school on Thursday, April 19, and return on Sunday, April 22; the cost is $250 per girl and includes the conference, lodging, and transportation.  Please contact Mrs. Stager by April 11, if you are interested or with questions.   
Junior Class Pins
Juniors who want to buy a class pin (pictured) should place $5 in a sealed envelope and give it to Mrs. Donley in Room 207 by Wednesday, April 18. Please write your name and homeroom on the envelope. Checks should be made payable to "Trinity High School." The pins will be blessed and distributed during the Senior Rising Ceremony on the final day of school, when class rings will also be distributed. 
Shop with SCRIP and lower your tuition bill!
Trinity's SCRIP program exists to save you money while helping give a little bit back to the school. We have the following vendors on hand--stop by the Main Office to get your cards immediately! Contact Terri Kenski or Karen Orbach with questions. Fill out our Scrip Scholarship Agreement to join the program at any time. We have:
Grocery Vendors : Giant, Karns, and Weis (denominations of $25, $50, and $100)
Scrip Vendors : Amazon, AMC Theatres, American Eagle, Applebee's, Arby's, Barnes & Noble, Bass Pro Shop, Bath & Body Works, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Best Buy, Bon Ton, Boscov's, Buffalo Wild Wings, Burger King, Cabela's, Carter/OshKosh B'gosh, Chili's, Chipotle, Cracker Barrel, CVS Pharmacy, Diary Queen, Domino's, Dress Barn, Dunkin' Donuts, Express, Exxon/Mobil Gas, GameStop/EB Games, Gap/Old Navy/Banana Republic, Hallmark, Home Depot, HoneyBaked Ham, iTunes, JC Penney, Jo-Ann Fabrics, Kohl's, Lands' End, Little Caesars, LL Bean, Long John Silver's, Lowe's, Michaels, Noodles & Company, Olive Garden, Omaha Steaks, Outback Steakhouse/Carrabba's/Bonefish Grill, Panera Bread, Papa John's Pizza, PetSmart, Pizza Hut, Red Lobster, Red Robin, Rite Aid, Ross Dress for Less, Sears, Sheetz, Shop Rite, Speedway, Staples, Starbucks, Stein Mart, Subway, Sunoco, TJ Maxx/Marshalls/Home Goods, Taco Bell, Talbots, Target, Texas Roadhouse, Ulta, Walmart, Wendy's, and Winn-Dixie.
Trinity Job Opportunities
Trinity is seeking applicants for the following positions. For more information, see our website.
  • Head Cross Country Coach
  • Full-Time Business Teacher for 2018-2019
  • Full-Time Latin Teacher for 2018-2019
  • Instrumental Music Teacher
Shamrocks Who Shine
Senior Connor Roher was chosen as this week's Sentinel Teen of the Week.  Read about how he performs multiple shows a week in various musical styles, while taking challenging classes and maintaining a 4.0+ GPA. Congratulations, Connor!
Congratulations to senior Natasha Mauger , who has been selected as Trinity's Rotary student of the month for April!
Congratulations to junior Madi Tare, who has scored her 200th point in lacrosse! Read her interview in The Sentinel.
Alumna Feature
Monthly we will feature an alumnus or alumna who is making Trinity proud--whether by achieving impressive academic or career pursuits, continuing our mission, or simply living the spirit of Trinity in the world beyond the school.
Brittany Misitano '11
Brittany Misitano is in her final year at Widener University Commonwealth Law School with coursework focused in business law. Law school has afforded her many opportunities to engage with her community, including interning as a law clerk for the Honorable Judge Anne E. Covey on the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania, and during the fall semester she was an intern in the Office of Cabinet Affairs at the White House. As an intern for President Donald J. Trump, Brittany's duties included facilitating United States Cabinet meetings by coordinating venues and providing logistical support; participating in speaker series events that featured Senior Administration officials; drafting policy and legal analysis memorandums on current affairs; and assisting in organizing events for United States Cabinet members and agency officials. Brittany was also able to tour the US Capitol and Supreme Court buildings and also to watch President Trump and the First Lady depart on Marine One on the South Lawn. She is pictured with President Trump (over the President's shoulder in the red dress).

Personally, Brittany values volunteering, and as a Penn State alumna ('15) she has volunteered with the Paterno Family Beaver Stadium Run for Special Olympics Pennsylvania for the last five years. In 2016, she and her family were honored to receive the Special Olympics Pennsylvania Community Hero Award.
From School and College Counseling
Military Academy Events
Congressman Lou Barletta’s Service Academy Information Fairs will be held on Wednesday, May 2, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Bishop McDevitt High School (RSVP for this event by calling 717-525-7002 or by emailing Jodi.marsico@mail.house.gov) and Thursday, May 3, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Hazleton Area High School.

Summer Enrichment Opportunities
Remember to check our website for dozens of summer enrichment opportunities at colleges and universities nationwide.

Key Club Scholarships
Scholarship applications for senior Key Club members are available in the Guidance Office and Mrs. Stager's room and have been emailed to senior Key Club Members. The Kiwanis Club of the Greater West Shore will award two $1,000 scholarships to senior Key Club members based on leadership, academics, and service. The application deadline is April 13. 
Rocks in Motion
See the various current service opportunities 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 Trinity service guidelines that you would like included.  
"Seek the Light, Be the Light"
Spiritual Reflections
By Scott Root, Campus Minister

The Gospel for Sunday, April 8, 2018--2nd Sunday of Easter/Divine Mercy Sunday
On the evening of that first day of the week, when the doors were locked, where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in their midst and said to them, "Peace be with you." When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. The disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, "Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you." And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, "Receive the Holy Spirit. Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them, and whose sins you retain are retained." Thomas, called Didymus, one of the Twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples said to him, "We have seen the Lord." But he said to them, "Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands and put my finger into the nailmarks and put my hand into his side, I will not believe." Now a week later his disciples were again inside and Thomas was with them. Jesus came, although the doors were locked, and stood in their midst and said, "Peace be with you." Then he said to Thomas, "Put your finger here and see my hands, and bring your hand and put it into my side, and do not be unbelieving, but believe." Thomas answered and said to him, "My Lord and my God!" Jesus said to him, "Have you come to believe because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed." Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of his disciples
that are not written in this book. But these are written that you may come to believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that through this belief you may have life in his name.
--John 20:19-31

Why do we doubt the love and mercy of God? Why do we lack faith and need signs like Thomas? Divine Mercy Sunday is an opportunity for us to renew our faith in God through Jesus Christ. Saint Faustina, visionary of the Divine Mercy, speaks of the mercy of God in this way: “All grace flows from mercy, and the last hour abounds with mercy for us. Let no one doubt concerning the goodness of God; even if a person’s sins were as dark as night, God’s mercy is stronger than our misery. One thing alone is necessary; that the sinner set ajar the door of his heart, be it ever so little, to let in a ray of God’s merciful grace, and then God will do the rest" (Diary of Saint Faustina, no. 1507). On this Divine Mercy Sunday, let us truly say “Jesus, I trust in you.”
Saint of the Week--Saint Stanislaus, April 11
Saint Stanislaus, the bishop of Kraków, was martyred for denouncing political and social corruption. He became the patron saint of Poland, and he remains a popular saint throughout Eastern Europe.

For more information on the saints, visit Franciscan Media’s Saint of the Day website.
Eternal God, in whom mercy is endless and the treasury of compassion--inexhaustible, look
kindly upon us and increase Your mercy in us, that in difficult moments we might not despair
nor become despondent, but with great confidence submit ourselves to Your holy will, which is
Love and Mercy itself.

Source: Closing Prayer to the Chaplet of Divine Mercy

Mass At Trinity
Mass will be held at 7:15 a.m. in the Trinity chapel on Wednesday, April 11. The intention is for the Wayne Willard, and the Mass is sponsored by the junior class. All are invited to attend!
Prayer Intentions
Do you have an intention that needs prayers? Email Scott Root, and your intention will be remembered at our weekly Mass.
From Our Partner Schools and Parishes
"The Little Mermaid"--April 6 and 7
The Saint Patrick School Drama Club is presenting Disney's "The Little Mermaid" on April 6 and 7 at 7:00 p.m. at Saint Patrick Church's Parish Activity Center. Admission is free! Hope to see you there!
From the Community
Free Heart Screenings--The Peyton Walker Foundation
"Every 3 Days, a Student Dies of Sudden Cardiac Arrest! Let The Beat Go On--Get Your Heart Checked!" The Peyton Walker Foundation and UPMC Pinnacle are sponsoring free heart screenings for teens aged 12-19, who are not under the care of a cardiologist, at Central Dauphin East on April 28 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Peyton Walker Foundation was established in honor of Peyton Walker '12, who passed away unexpectedly from sudden cardiac arrest at the age of 19. Pre-registration is required. Find more information here or visit their website.
Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra
The Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra's April Masterworks concert is April 13 at Parmer Hall, Messiah College, and April 14 and 15 at the Forum in Harrisburg. The symphony will be joined by the Susquehanna Chorale, Messiah College Concert Choir, and Messiah College Choral Arts Society. Senior Laura Weiss is a member of the Choral Arts Society and will be singing in the concert with the choirs. The concert will include Bernstein's  Chichester Psalms  and Bloch's  Sacred Service . Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 717-545-5598.
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