Trinity Weekly
Volume 3, Issue 8
September 27, 2019
Trinity News & Information
College Fair
Join us on Tuesday, October 1, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. for a college fair in Trinity's gymnasium featuring representatives from more than 80 colleges. Many of the colleges and universities who have partnered with Trinity to offer our students automatic admission will also be in attendance; learn about our college partnership program here.

Marching Band Spaghetti Dinner
The Trinity High School Marching Band will hold an all-you-can-eat Spaghetti Dinner on Friday, October 4, from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m. Dine in the Trinity High School cafeteria or carry out. Dinners are $10.00 and include salad, spaghetti, meatballs, beverage, roll, and dessert. Children under 10 eat for $6.00. Contact Mrs. BJ Meagher for tickets, or purchase them at the door. Come and support the band, then cheer on the Shamrock Football Team against East Pennsboro!

Homecoming Chaperones Needed
Adult volunteers are needed to chaperone the Homecoming Dance on Saturday, October 12. Sign up here. Thank you!

On Tuesday, October 8, we will celebrate a school-wide liturgy at 9:50 a.m. with Fr. Sahd and Fr. Jon Sawicki, Director of Vocations for the Diocese of Harrisburg. Sophomore and junior theology classes will meet with Father Sawicki throughout the day to discuss vocations.

Lunch Menu
Please find the lunch menu through November. The menu may always be accessed in the Quicklinks section of the website.

Crab Fest Thank You
Thank you to our students, parents, teachers, staff, and alumni who volunteered for another successful Crab Fest. Without your support, this event would not be possible. Thank you to our sponsors, who along with the Crab Fest Committee, support this school and community event. Your generosity is greatly appreciated! Whenever possible, please support our sponsors. 

A special thank you to Mrs. Sarah Mirarchi, and the entire Crab Fest Committee: Mrs. Emily Babusci, Mrs. Toni Chase, Mr. John Cominsky, Mrs. Donna Dubbs, Mrs. Suzette Drendall,
Mrs. Donna Funk, Mrs. Laura Macdonald, and Mrs. Zoe Schulder-Elia!

Beef and Beer
Trinity Athletic Association's Beef and Beer will take place on Saturday, November 2, at 6:00 p.m. at Trinity. This fun event sold out last year--only 300 tickets will be sold.  Purchase your tickets now! Also consider being a business sponsor of the event. Parent Shamrock Sponsors ($100), receive two event tickets, raffle tickets, acknowledgment in the program, and your athlete's photo on the night's running screen. Join us for a night of great food, a live band, sports memorabilia, and silent auctions--all proceeds support Trinity Athletics. Go Rocks!

Cumberland Perry Area Vocational Technical School (CPAVTS)
Trinity will be offering transportation to CPAVTS on Thursday October 24, 2019 for a morning tour. Trinity students who live in Cumberland or Perry County can attend CPAVTS part-time for 1 to 3 years. Programs are offered in the morning or afternoon (the time is based on their local public school district’s schedule). Morning students catch the bus to Vo-Tech from their home high school, and provide their own transportation back to Trinity for afternoon classes. Afternoon students provide their own transportation to CPAVTS, and take a bus back to their home high school at the end of the school day.  

Cumberland-Perry Area Vocational Technical School (CPAVTS) offers courses in arts and technology, construction and maintenance, health sciences, human services and hospitality, manufacturing, transportation and logistics, and more. Many of these are High Priority Occupations, as defined by the PA Department of Labor and Industry. To attend the tour, contact Ms. Annette Wilson at (717) 761-4374 by October 10. There is also a CPAVTS Open House on November 7.

In Case You Missed It
Redirect your State Taxes to Benefit Trinity
Do you pay more than $3,500 in state taxes a year? If so, you can donate the majority of your State tax liability to Trinity High School for tuition assistance through the SPE (Special Purpose Entity) arm of the EITC (Educational Improvement Tax Credit) program.

An example of how it works:
If your State tax liability is $4,800, a suggested donation would be $4,000. (It’s important that you do not overcommit; if you do, the entire donation will be void.) 
  • In the fall, submit your joinder form along with a check for your donation. 
  • In February, your Federal and State K-1 forms will arrive.
  • The K-1 will list your investment and Federal charitable contributions, which you deduct on Schedule A if you itemize. 
  • Your PA K-1 will list your 90% PA tax credit, which will go on Payment line 23 for Other Credits on your PA-40. 
  • In August you will receive a 90% credit ($3,600 for the example above) in the form of a check from the State to reimburse you for your donation. (If you do not have State taxes deducted from your pay, you will not receive a reimbursement check.)

Note: Your out-of-pocket contribution will be no greater than 10% of your donation depending on your tax bracket. In the above example, a married couple filing jointly that fall in the 24% tax bracket would incur an out-of-pocket expense of $304.00.

Last year, 11 families participated in the program, donating $109,500. These monies helped defer the $700,000 expense incurred by Trinity to support 40% of the students (about 200 children) that require financial assistance.

The deadline for new donations is November 15, 2019 . Current donors need to submit their joinder forms by October 15, 2019 . Contact Mrs. Monique Abbas for more information!

Homecoming Dress Code
The Homecoming Dance will be held at Trinity on Saturday, October 12. We are counting on parents for help in following the dress code guidelines, which are also found in the Student-Parent Handbook. 

  • Suit, dress shoes, dress shirt, and tie (as the dance demands).
  • Shirt must be tucked in at all times; tie must be in place throughout the evening. 
  • Jackets may be removed during the evening. 

  • All necklines should be modest and in good taste. Dresses with plunging necklines, or sweetheart necklines revealing excessive cleavage are not permitted. 
  • If the dress is two-piece, the midriff may not show. 
  • Dresses may have spaghetti straps, one shoulder, strapless, or a halter-style top as long as they meet the neckline requirements. 
  • Dresses may be partially backless. However, the back may not be entirely bare and may not reveal skin below the waist. 
  • Dresses with side or front slits must terminate no higher than two inches above the knee. (Dress length is often an issue at Homecoming--please make sure the length is appropriate.) 
  • Dresses may not contain any large cut outs or sheer panels which would violate the rules above. This includes areas that show midriff or neckline. 
  • Dresses may not be any shorter than two inches above the knee. 
  • Dresses may not be so tight that the dress rides up above the two inch above the knee line.
  • Shoes must be on the feet at all times; please bring comfortable shoes if necessary. 

Trinity alumni are invited to celebrate Homecoming with us! For more details, click here.

Testing Day
Wednesday, October 16, is Trinity's testing day. Freshmen will take the PSAT 8/9. Sophomores and juniors will take the PSAT. The PSAT is also part of the National Merit Scholarship Program, and juniors qualify for entrance to this program by their scores. Please do not schedule appointments for your student on this date, as these tests cannot be rescheduled. Seniors do not report to school and can use this day as a college visitation day.

Trinity Baseball
Interested in playing baseball for Trinity High School in the spring? If you are not currently receiving team email communications, or are a new player or a freshman, please email Coach Cap. There will be important communications regarding winter workouts, fundraising, and team activities in the coming weeks.

Student Accident Insurance
Parents have the option to purchase Student Accident Insurance for this school year through A-G Administrators, LLC. Please find more information here.

Athletic Association Meeting
The Trinity Athletic Association will meet on Wednesday, October 9, at 7:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend and help plan the Beef and Beer event.

The 2020 Yearbook is now available for sale!  Order online or submit a paper copy--order by November 30 for the lowest price! Parents of seniors, you may also place a baby ad in the yearbook to celebrate your senior. Ad information and payment are due by November 30!

Trinity Goes to Broadway
Each year, Sister Susan Kuk, IHM, organizes a trip to New York City. This year, the trip will run on Saturday, December 14, to see West Side Story. There is also an option just to ride the bus. Register by Friday, October 11, by returning this form to Trinity's Main Office.
Upcoming Events
September 30 to October 3: Kairos Retreat

October 1: College Fair, 6:00 p.m.

October 4: First Friday
Adults who wish to volunteer to come and adore should contact Mrs. Roxane Cudahy at (717) 580-4170

October 4: Marching Band Spaghetti Dinner, 4:00 to 6:30 p.m.
See upcoming  Trinity athletic events . Come and cheer on the Shamrocks!
Shamrocks Who Shine
Congratulations to the Girls Tennis Team and Coach Tony Cooper for clinching the 2019 Mid Penn Capital Division Championship!
Trinity's Girls and Boys Soccer teams participated in the Take Steps Walk on City Island on September 22 to raise money and awareness for the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation. This was the third year the teams have participated. It was a great day to come together and support a fellow teammate who suffers from Crohn's and raise awareness to help find a cure!
Congratulations to our newly elected NHS officers of the Saint John Neumann Chapter:
President: Tommy Chase '20 (Immaculata House)
Vice President: Giana Abbas '20 (Seton House)
Secretary: Ashley Goss '20 (De La Salle House)
Treasurer: Will Thropp '20 (Seton House)
Spiritual Life
Gospel for Sunday, September 30, 2019--26th  Sunday in Ordinary Time
Jesus said to the Pharisees: "There was a rich man who dressed in purple garments and fine linen
and dined sumptuously each day. And lying at his door was a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, who would gladly have eaten his fill of the scraps that fell from the rich man's table.
Dogs even used to come and lick his sores. When the poor man died, he was carried away by angels to the bosom of Abraham. The rich man also died and was buried, and from the netherworld, where he was in torment, he raised his eyes and saw Abraham far off and Lazarus at his side. And he cried out, 'Father Abraham, have pity on me. Send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, for I am suffering torment in these flames.' Abraham replied,
'My child, remember that you received what was good during your lifetime while Lazarus likewise received what was bad; but now he is comforted here, whereas you are tormented. Moreover, between us and you a great chasm is established to prevent anyone from crossing who might wish to go from our side to yours or from your side to ours.' He said, 'Then I beg you, father, send him to my father's house, for I have five brothers, so that he may warn them, lest they too come to this place of torment.' But Abraham replied, 'They have Moses and the prophets. Let them listen to them.' He said, 'Oh no, father Abraham, but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.' Then Abraham said, 'If they will not listen to Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded if someone should rise from the dead.'"--Luke 16:19-31

Our actions today have eternal ramifications. In the Gospel this week, Jesus’ parable warns that if we mistreat the poor and downtrodden and focus on ourselves and our desires in this life, we will not find the afterlife to be a pleasant experience. Jesus also alludes to His own death and Resurrection and the fact that people will not believe even after He rises from the dead. So what does this mean for us today? We must always strive to take care of the poor and the needy that we encounter and see the face of Christ in them. Through our actions, they will see the face of Christ in us. By the example of our lives, we will evangelize those that do not believe. Through our witness, we can help others to find Christ. When all is said and done, which side of the chasm will we be on? Now is the time to choose.
Saint of the Week--Feast of the Guardian Angels
October 2
Angels play an important role in Sacred Scripture as messengers of God. The belief that each person has a guardian angel watching over him or her is an extension of that role, and a reminder of God's never-failing providence.
For more information on saints, visit Franciscan Media’s Saint of the Day website .
Due to Kairos, there will not be a Mass on October 1.

Virtue of the Week  
Virtue: Respect
The strength to show kindness toward others, recognizing their talents.
Source: Sports Leader

Prayer for the Week--Guardian Angel Prayer
Angel of God, my guardian dear, To whom God's love commits me here, Ever this day, be at my side, To light and guard, Rule and guide. Amen.

Source: Traditional
From Our Community
Voter Registration
The Department of State for Pennsylvania is sponsoring the Governor's Civic Engagement Award for high schools with high voter registration. Registration is very simple and just takes a few minutes! Register here (adults can use this link to register, too!). Every VOTE counts!
CAIU Competitions
The Capital Area Intermediate Unit is holding the following competitions:
Contact Mrs. Susan C. Voigt at the CAIU with questions.
SAT Prep
Temple University Harrisburg is offering a SAT prep program beginning on October 12. See more information here.
Notre Dame Band Director
Bishop McDevitt is hosting the Notre Dame Band Director for an open presentation on Tuesday, October 15, at 7:00 p.m. See more information here.
In Case You Missed It
Waeger C.U.P. and Auction
The 15th Annual Waeger C.U.P. and Auction will be held at the Links of Gettysburg on Sunday, October 6. The Waeger family lost their youngest brother Dan '00 to cancer in 2009 at the age of 26. Before his passing, he began The National Collegiate Cancer Foundation, which helps college students stay in school despite a cancer diagnosis. The Waeger siblings--Cindy '91, Patrice '93, Holly '95, and Bobby '97--run the foundation and have raised more than $475,000 over the last 15 years. Find more information here.
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