Volume 1, Issue 8
November 10, 2017
Trinity News
Flag Project--Thank You
Thank you for your support for our flag project. The profit from this project will be used to purchase a new green curtain for our auditorium, and to support the Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors . If you drive up our front driveway, you cannot help but be impressed by the number of flags representing your families, friends, and loved ones. You may take your flag(s) anytime after Saturday, November 11, Veterans Day. God bless our veterans and soldiers.
Food Drive--November 13-21
Trinity is once again hosting a food drive to benefit Saint Francis Soup Kitchen in preparation for the holidays. Freshmen are asked to bring canned soup, canned meat, canned vegetables, and canned fruit. Sophomores are asked to bring boxes of cereal, peanut butter, jelly, crackers, and packaged meals. Juniors are asked to bring cookies, Jello, pudding, baby food, and pumpkin pie filling. Seniors are asked to bring a variety of pasta, pasta sauce, cans of juice, stuffing mix, and cranberry sauce. Make sure your donations are not expired, as expired items cannot be used. Cash donations are also welcomed. Please be generous! "Amen I say to you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers, you also did for me." --Matthew 25:40

Special Dress Down Day--November 13
There will be a special dress down day on Monday, November 13, to support the family of Mrs. Fejfar, our senior religion teacher. Mrs. Fejfar’s daughter, Cristina, recently suffered severe injuries in an automobile accident in Florida. While the injuries are not life-threatening, the recovery will be prolonged. The dress down proceeds will defray some of the mounting medical bills. The basic cost is $2.00 to dress down, but additional donations will be gratefully accepted. Thank you for your generosity.

Advent Prayer Services
Advent is the liturgical season to prepare our hearts for the Nativity of Jesus. On November 29 and December 6, plan to attend an evening of Advent prayer and reflection . Mr. John Cominsky, principal of Trinity High School, will speak on "Saint Francis, Pope Francis, and the Joy of the Gospel". The Trinity Concert Choir and Strings Program will enrich our evening with music, and we will hold a raffle for a Nativity set each evening during the refreshment social after the service. Each evening begins at 7:00 p.m. in the Trinity Chapel.  

Christmas Fest--November 18
Get in the holiday spirit at the Saint Joseph Parish 5th Annual Christmas Fest to be held on Saturday, November 18, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Saint Joseph Parish Life & Education Center located a t 420 East Simpson Street , Mechanicsburg. Breakfast and lunch will be served, and baked goods will be available. There will be more than 55 vendors, a silent auction, a Scholastic Book Fair, musical performances by groups from Saint Joseph School and Trinity High School, children’s activities, and a special visit from Saint Nicholas! Gift card drawings will also be held throughout the day, and everyone has a chance to win!

Lost Keys
There was a set of keys left in the cafeteria after Ms. Walsh's senior parent presentation on September 6. With no response to her group email back in September, they have been kept safe in her office all this time! It is a Vera Bradley key holder with a car key and an Elite Athletic Performance card. If they belong to you, please contact the main office at 717-761-1116.  

School Choice Contest--Win $15,000
Has the ability to choose Trinity impacted your life? Tell your story, support school choice legislation, and have the chance to win $15,000. Record a short video and submit it by Friday, December 1. See more information here.

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. 
 
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.

Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) Update
The PTO meets monthly and sponsors activities that support the students, faculty, and staff of Trinity. See the minutes from their most recent meeting here , and note the many opportunities to volunteer for the school. Thank you for your support!

Shamrock Ice Hockey  players are selling winter scarves to help support their club. The scarves are a heavy woven knit with two-sided designs--perfect for winter to keep Shamrock fans warm! The club is selling the scarves for $20. Orders are accepted until November 14. Please consider supporting your Shamrock Hockey players.

Trinity Cruise to Canada and New England
Join us for an enjoyable 10-day cruise aboard Royal Caribbean from August 2-11, 2018. Trinity will be celebrating 55 years of great education. Are you celebrating an anniversary or a reunion? Why not share it with friends on a cruise? The cost for cruise is from $1,449, with a $100 discount if enrolled by December 10. For further information, itinerary, and registration, please contact Sister Carol at 717-756-1690.

Driver's Education Classes
Trinity is currently accepting registrations for the classroom portion of Driver’s Education Training.
(This is NOT behind-the wheel training.) Classes begin Tuesday, January 16, 2018, and run from 3:15 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The deadline for registration is Friday, January 5, 2018, but class size is limited to the first 50 students. The $50 fee and registration form should be submitted to the Main Office. Students do not need to have a driver’s permit to enroll.

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.

Poinsettia Sale
The Boys Lacrosse Team will be selling Christmas poinsettias. The poinsettias are on sale through Thursday, November 16. Please consider supporting the team!

Yearbook Information
Get your 2018 Trinity Yearbook now! Purchase by  November 30 to get it at the lowest price of the year.  Click here to view and purchase your yearbook online.

Senior parents: Don't miss the chance to get an ad celebrating your senior in the yearbook. The deadline is  November 30.  Click here for details.


Job Opportunities--Trinity High School
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, assist the Head Varsity Coach during practice and games, as well as 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
A warm congratulations to Dr. Angie Heinick, who successfully defended her Ph.D. dissertation, Teachers' and Students' Perceptions of School Culture and Catholic Identity in a House System. This accomplishment is the culmination of Dr. Heinick's program, Doctor of Education - Education Administration, at Immaculata University. She will graduate on January 8, 2018. Dr. Heinick's expertise has assisted countless students at Trinity, as well as in the Diocese of Harrisburg, where she serves on the Autism Awareness Team. This team makes recommendations for strategies to schools and teachers. Read about the team and Dr. Heinick's contributions on page 3 of The Catholic Witness. Congratulations on this tremendous accomplishment, Dr. Heinick!
Congratulations to senior Sean Good who signed a letter of intent on Wednesday, November 8, to play basketball for Lafayette University. Sean committed to the next step of his athletic and academic career before an audience of his peers, coaches, family, and Trinity staff. He spoke to his teammates and classmates of his enthusiasm to work with them and to make the most of their senior year. We're proud of you, Sean, and cannot wait to see what you do next!
Congratulations to the following students who were inducted into Mu Alpha Theta, the National Math Honor Society, moderated by Mrs. Donley, on Wednesday, November 8: Kathryn Bernick, Caroline Bero, Margaux Bissette, Connor Brennan, Michael Brown, William Bucher, Samantha Coleman, Maribeth Connolly, Patrick Connolly, Eleanor Cooper-Silvis, Clare Dailey, Alexander D’Amico, Leah Deppen, Ana Dominguez, Kimberly Dudding, Patrick Elter, Thomas Gamble, Benjamin Gnall, Franchetta Groves, Simon Gunther, Jonathan Holjes, JunBeom In, LuLu Jiang, June Jung, Caroline Killian, Mia Kilroy, Lauren Koranda, Molly Krzywicki, Erica Lawrence, Patrick Levin, Paxton Masaracchia, Makenna May, Michael McDermott, Conor Moore, Madison Oliverio, John Patten, James Post, Samuel Predmore, Lauren Seubert, Marget Shelly, Lance Smith, Margaret Sobotta, Naomi Somerville, Eileen Spila, William Stephens, Naomi Tegene, Stephanie Uroda, Emily Ward, Olivia Wyland, Kayla Youch, and Molly Young . These students offer peer-tutoring in math as a service to the school community.
Congratulations to  junior Will Bucher, who raced on Saturday, November 4, at the PIAA Class AA Cross Country Championship and finished 59th in the state, with a time of 17:27.
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, November 12, 2017 – 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Jesus told his disciples this parable: "The kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish and five were wise. The foolish ones, when taking their lamps, brought no oil with them, but the wise brought flasks of oil with their lamps. Since the bridegroom was long delayed, they all became drowsy and fell asleep. At midnight, there was a cry, "Behold, the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!" Then all those virgins got up and trimmed their lamps. The foolish ones said to the wise, "Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out." But the wise ones replied, "No, for there may not be enough for us and you. Go instead to the merchants and buy some for yourselves." While they went off to buy it, the bridegroom came and those who were ready went into the wedding feast with him. Then the door was locked. Afterwards the other virgins came and said, "Lord, Lord, open the door for us!" But he said in reply, "Amen, I say to you, I do not know you." Therefore, stay awake, for you know neither the day nor the hour." --Matthew 25:1-13


Reflection--Preparedness
As we draw near to the end of the liturgical year, the readings turn toward the end times and being ready for the Lord’s coming. What are we doing to be prepared? We are entering the holiday season and preparing for Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations. There is hustle and bustle as we prepare to travel, to make meals, and to buy gifts and to spend time with family. But how are we preparing for when we will meet Jesus face to face? This preparation must be ongoing. We must work on our relationship with Jesus each and every day through prayer and reception of the Sacraments, and by loving ourselves and our neighbor. Love of neighbor requires us to share God’s love through acts of charity and being present to those in need. Making God’s love present in our lives through the love of God, self, and neighbor will provide us with the oil needed to keep our lamps burning. If we share the love of God each day, we will be prepared and able to be welcomed into the wedding feast by the bridegroom.
Saint of the Week--St. Frances Xavier Cabrini (November 13)

Although she was born in Italy, Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini was the first United States citizen to be canonized. She was sent to the United States by Pope Leo XIII and spent the rest of her life
working with the Italian immigrants, particularly in New York City and Chicago. In 35 years, Frances Xavier Cabrini founded 67 institutions dedicated to caring for the poor, the abandoned, the uneducated, and the sick. Seeing great need among Italian immigrants who were losing their faith, she organized schools and adult education classes. Her example of service and sacrifice is worthy of our respect and honor.

For information on more Saints, visit Franciscan Media’s Saint of the Day website .
Prayer for the Week
Lord,
Help us to be prepared to meet you.
Open our hearts and minds to your holy will.
Help us to see your face in the face of the poor and disadvantaged.
When you come again, invite us into your joy.

Amen
Partner School & Parish News
Holy Infant Church, Manchester, is hosting a town hall on the opioid crisis on November 21 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. This session is sponsored by the York Opioid Collaborative and will include a presentation on the crisis specific to York County. Q&A will follow.
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