Trinity Weekly
Volume 3, Issue 11
October 18, 2019
Trinity News & Information
Safety Drill
On Friday, October 18, Trinity held an active-shooter drill during the school day for our students, faculty, and staff that was assisted by Lower Allen Police Department. In the event of a real emergency, please remember that it would be imperative that all students be counted at the rendezvous site prior to being released to parents.

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. Get yours at the Homecoming game, just inside the gate, or purchase online! Consider being a business or parent sponsor of the event. Join us for a night of great food, a live band, sports memorabilia, and silent auctions--all proceeds support Trinity Athletics. Go Rocks!

Beef and Beer Volunteers Needed
On Friday, November 1, the Trinity Athletic Association Beef and Beer Committee needs assistance preparing the cafeteria for our Beef and Beer Event. We will be moving and setting up tables and chairs as well as decorating the space. Volunteer for an hour or two! Contact Mrs. Anta Mandich with questions at 717-503-2828.

Trip to Mount St. Mary's Seminary
The Diocese is sponsoring a day trip to the seminary on Thursday, November 7. If you are interested--and you don't have to be ready to sign up for the seminary, just have an interest in seeing what life in the seminary is like--we welcome you to join Fr. Sahd and Mr. Root for this trip. We will leave after the school day starts and return before it ends, so you won't miss any extracurriculars. Please contact Mr. Root or Fr. Sahd for a permission form if you would like to attend.

Trunk or Treat
Children in grade 5 and below are invited to our annual Trunk or Treat event on October 30 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Happy Halloween!

Stage Manager
The spring musical Peter Pan is looking for an organized and driven student to serve as stage manager. Contact Mrs. Caroline Jarrett for more information.

Christmas Gift Idea--Trinity Apparel
Looking for Christmas gift ideas? Purchase Trinity apparel by November 20 to receive items by Christmas.

Club Hockey--Keystone Kracken
Trinity's club hockey team, the Keystone Kracken, will play home games at Twin Ponds East. Click for a full schedule.

Parent-Teacher Conferences
On Thursday, November 7, Trinity will hold Parent-Teacher Conferences. This coincides with the release of Quarter 1 report cards. Conferences will be held in 10-minute intervals from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. and then from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. If you are concerned about your child's progress in one or more classes, we encourage you to set up appointments with those teachers. You may do so beginning on Tuesday, October 22, until Tuesday, November 5, by contacting Mrs. Terri Kenski in the Main Office at 717-761-1116.

Because the time for conferences is limited and teachers have between 80 and 130 students, we ask that, if your child is doing well in a class, you do not schedule a meeting with that subject's teacher.  

If you do not wish to schedule any appointments, you are welcome to drop by the school during conference hours to pick up your student's report card. Any report cards not given directly to parents on Thursday afternoon will be distributed in Mentor Group on Monday, November 11. 

School will be closed for students and staff the day after conferences (Friday, November 8).

Explore China 2020
This unofficial trip takes students and parents to China from June 8 to June 21, 2020, and aims to increase understanding of China though the experience of Chinese culture, history, business, and education. Graduates of Trinity may attend the trip without a parent or guardian, but those who will still be enrolled at Trinity at the time of the trip must have a parent accompany them. Highlights of this trip include visiting Dongpo High School, our Chinese "sister" high school, Beijing University, and six big cities, including Beijing, Shanghai, Xi'an, Chengdu, Leshan, and Shenzhen. This trip is very educational, informative, cultural, and fun. For details, see the itinerary and description for the trip. Contact Mr. Gotwols, Ms. Albright, or Mr. Fan with interest or questions.

Vo-Tech Open House
Staff from the Cumberland-Perry Area Vocational Technical School will be holding their annual Open House on Thursday, November 7, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Parents, families, and students are invited to drop by to visit any programs of interest. Programs include: Arts & Technology, Construction & Maintenance, Health Sciences, Human Services, Advanced Manufacturing, and Transportation & Logistics.

Service Hours
A reminder that five service hours are due for every student on October 22. This number includes summer service hours if they were submitted and approved.

All Saints' Day
Join us for our school-wide liturgy for the Feast of All Saints on Friday, November 1, at 9:50 a.m. At this Mass, Trinity annually recognizes those in the Trinity community who have passed away. During the liturgy, names of the deceased from the past year will be read aloud. All are invited to attend.

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. The deadline for new donations is November 15, 2019 . Contact Mrs. Monique Abbas for more information!

Ski Club
Anyone over the age of eight may join the Ski Club by purchasing a Night Tracker Card (the age is an update from the new owners of Ski Roundtop!). The club will run a bus to Ski Roundtop eight times throughout the winter. See more details about the club, and more about how to register. Email Ms. Janice Albright with questions.

Indoor Track
All students (not just those involved with Track and Field) are invited to join Indoor Track. Practices will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 to 5:15 p.m. Details about the program can be found here. Contact Coach Oszustowicz at (717) 385-1454 with questions or to register.

Fall Sport Senior Recognition
Senior Recognition for those involved in marching band, football, cheerleading, cross country, and golf will be on Friday, October 25. Please complete this form by Wednesday, October 23, in order to be included in the the pregame ceremony.  

Dance Team Apparel
The Dance Team's gear is available for purchase through November 17.

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!
Upcoming Events
October 21 and 22: Peter Pan Auditions, 3:00 p.m.
More information is available on the Music Room bulletin boards.

October 22: Mass, 7:15 a.m.
All are welcome to join Fr. Sahd in Trinity's chapel for Sunday's Mass.

October 22: Swimming and Diving Meeting, 6:00 p.m.

October 22: Athletic Association Meeting, 7:00 p.m.

October 30: Trunk or Treat, 6:00 p.m.
See upcoming  Trinity athletic events . Come and cheer on the Shamrocks!
Shamrocks Who Shine
Liam Beckett '21 (De La Salle House), Ben Bonsall '23 (Immaculata House), Declan Cudahy '21 (Immaculata House), Alyssa Matzoni '21 (Immaculata House), Josh McCombs '22 (Loyola House), Lucas Puig '22 (Immaculata House), Connor Pushart '22 (Seton House), Tyler Rossi '22 (Immaculata House), and Payton Sheller '21 (Immaculata House) hiked 6.5 miles collecting trash on their day off this week at Gifford Pinchot State Park.
Beef and Beer--November 2
Spiritual Life
Gospel for Sunday, October 20, 2019– 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Jesus told his disciples a parable about the necessity for them to pray always without becoming weary. He said, "There was a judge in a certain town who neither feared God nor respected any human being. And a widow in that town used to come to him and say, 'Render a just decision for me against my adversary.' For a long time the judge was unwilling, but eventually he thought, 'While it is true that I neither fear God nor respect any human being, because this widow keeps bothering me I shall deliver a just decision for her lest she finally come and strike me.'" The Lord said, "Pay attention to what the dishonest judge says. Will not God then secure the rights of his chosen ones who call out to him day and night? Will he be slow to answer them? I tell you, he will see to it that justice is done for them speedily. But when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?"--Luke 18:1-8

Today’s gospel teaches us the importance of perseverance in prayer. By praying, we humble ourselves by becoming more aware of our dependence on God. It also helps us to build our confidence in God and in His promise to be there for us always. Trials we face are not obstacles to our relationship with God, but stepping stones that help us to grow closer to Him.
Saint of the Week--Saint Pope John Paul
October 22
Born in Wadowice, Poland, Pope Saint John Paul II had lost his mother, father, and older brother before his 21st birthday. Then his promising academic career at Krakow’s Jagiellonian University was cut short by the outbreak of World War II, during which he worked in a quarry and a chemical factory while attending an underground seminary. John Paul II promoted ecumenical and interfaith initiatives, and he especially emphasized the universal call to holiness.
For more information on saints, visit Franciscan Media’s Saint of the Day website .
All are invited to join us for Mass on October 22 at 7:15 a.m. De La Salle House will sponsor the Mass for the memorial intention of Mrs. Henrietta Carr, mother of Mr. Carr.

The mission collection on Tuesday, October 22, is for the House charities.

The Mass on October 29 will be sponsored by Immaculata House. Currently there is no Mass intention. If you would like to have a Mass at Trinity offered for a particular intention, please contact Mr. Scott Root.

Prayer for the Week 
Almighty and ever-living God, grant that we may always conform our will to Yours and serve Your majesty in sincerity of heart. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, Who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Source: Roman Missal, 3rd ed.
From Our Community
Video Contest
Centric Bank is sponsoring local entries in the "Lights, Camera, Save" Video Contest. Videos can be submitted through December 1. Find more information or see previous winners.
In Case You Missed It
Genocide, Justice, and Hope
How 400 Bosnian Families Became Neighbors in the Cumberland Valley--See the film The Trial of Ratko Mladić with survivors and the lead prosecutor; hear stories of loss, survival, and new lives built in our community; and enjoy a reception hosted by our Bosnian neighbors for welcoming them 20 years ago.

The event will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. at Dickinson College's Anita Tuvin Schlechter Auditorium (360 Louther St., Carlisle, PA 17013, behind Dickinson College Library). For free tickets, email Find more information here.
CYO Basketball
High School Basketball Boys Registration is OPEN! The Saint Joseph Athletic Association Basketball program is for all girls and boys in grades 9-12 who are baptized Catholic (or in an RCIA program) and active members of Saint Joseph, Saint Katharine Drexel, or Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton parishes. High schoolers who are members of neighboring parishes that do not field a CYO high school team for either boys or girls may also play for another parish that does field one, including Saint Joseph. Register by November 15.
Essay Contest
It is time for the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians (LAOH) Irish History Writing Contest. Several documents discuss student information, judging criteria, contest rules, and general history. Essays are due by November 15.
LEAD Retreat
LEAD: The Four Marks of Fatherly Greatness Live Retreat is coming to Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish. LEAD is "a bold attempt to provide a comprehensive vision of what it means to be a real man, culminating in spiritual fatherhood." The retreat will be held at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish the evening of Friday, November 15, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. and continuing all day on Saturday, November 16, from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Registration is open. See more information, or contact with questions.
CAIU Competitions
The Capital Area Intermediate Unit is holding the following competitions:
Contact Mrs. Susan C. Voigt at the CAIU with questions.
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