Trinity Weekly
Volume 3, Issue 9
October 7, 2019
Trinity News & Information
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!

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

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, especially the dress length, which should be a minimum of two inches above the knee. The full guidelines can be found in the Student-Parent Handbook. 

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

Spirit Wear--Spirit Wear will be sold at the Homecoming Game until half-time, weather permitting. Cash or check only.

Mass--The Trinity community is invited to a special Mass at Trinity over Homecoming weekend. Fr. Sahd will be the celebrant in Trinity's chapel on Sunday, October 13, at 11:30 a.m. Please RSVP if you plan to attend.

Court--Congratulations to the seniors who were elected to the Homecoming court by their class: Devon Anastasio (De La Salle House), Jaime Carson (De La Salle House), Angelina Niu (Loyola House), Mayleigh Perkins (Immaculata House), Isabella Pykosh (Immaculata House), Marcus Beckett (De La Salle House), Devan Drendall (Immaculata House), Connor McCarthy (De La Salle House), Nicholas Scherr (De La Salle House), and Will Thropp (Seton House).

Spirit Week Dress
Mismatch Monday--students may wear mismatched clothing;
Tuesday--schooluniform day due to the celebration of Mass;
Western Wednesday--students may wear western clothing (jeans, plaid shirts, etc.);
Tropical Thursday--students may wear tropical attire (swim suits, brief shorts or tops will not be permitted; students must be modestly dressed);
Friday--schooluniforms until field day begins, when students may change into sports wear.

Audio Help Needed
The St. Genesius Players are looking for an adult with experience (or willingness to learn) to assist Dr. Weiss with the sound for this spring's production of Peter Pan. Contact Mrs. Caroline Jarrett for more information.

Volunteers for Trail Clean-up
Immaculata mentor group I6 is looking for volunteers to assist with a trail clean-up at Gifford Pinchot Park on Monday, October 14. from 9:00 a.m. to noon. We will meet at the Quaker Race Day Use Area (entrance on Route 177) and finish at the Conewago Day Use Area (entrance on Alpine Road).

Interested students should email Mrs. Leandri by October 12. Volunteers should bring a completed permission slip, service hour sheet, gloves, and water.

Girls Lacrosse
Attention all those ladies interested in playing girls lacrosse from the upcoming 2020 season, email Coach Alanna Stuart by the end of October with your grade, email address, parents email address, and if you have any playing experience. Experience is not needed; players need only a desire to work hard and be a part of a great family.

Senior Portraits
Seniors may schedule a private studio appointment during October by calling Camera Box, or at our "last chance" sessions on October 8 or October 22. Students have until early November to be photographed.  

Ski Club
Students ages 8 through 18 may join the Ski Club by purchasing a Night Tracker Card. The club will run a bus to Ski Roundtop 8 times throughout the winter. See more details about the club, and more about how to register. Email Ms. Janice Albright with questions.

Sub and Pretzel Fundraiser
The DECA Club is selling R&K Subs and Pretzel Sandwiches to benefit their trips to Districts. Subs are $6, and Pretzel Sandwiches are $5. Order by October 11 by seeing a DECA member or by contacting Mrs. Elaine Scholz. Pick-up will be October 22 at 2:45 p.m.

As you may know, the use of e-cigarettes, or vaping, is affecting students across the country. In 2018, e-cigarette use skyrocketed among youth, leading the U.S. Surgeon General to call the use of these products among youth an epidemic in the United States. Trinity students will be learning more about the dangers of e-cigarettes at a presentation during school hours on Friday, October 11. Parents can find helpful materials here.

Dance Team Apparel
Dance teams gear is available for purchase through November 17.

Crab Fest Sponsors
A special thanks to the sponsors of the Crab Fest. Whenever possible, please support them! 

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 . Contact Mrs. Monique Abbas for more information!

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 Counties can attend CPAVTS part-time for one to three 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.  

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.

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 8: School-wide Liturgy, 9:50 a.m.
The celebrant will be Fr. Tim Sahd, and the homilist will be Fr. Jon Sawicki, Director of Vocations for the Diocese of Harrisburg.

October 8: Swimming and Diving Meeting, 6:00 p.m. in room 114

October 9: Athletic Association Meeting, 7:00 p.m.

October 11: Alumni Tent, 5:30 p.m., and Homecoming Game, 7:00 p.m.

October 12: Homecoming Dance, 7:00 p.m.

October 16: PSAT Testing day for freshmen, sophomores, and juniors-- noon dismissal. Seniors do not report.
See upcoming  Trinity athletic events . Come and cheer on the Shamrocks!
Shamrocks Who Shine
Dominic Mirarchi '20 (De La Salle House) was awarded the Pennsylvania Society for Ornithology Youth Scholarship for 2019.  This scholarship gave Dominic the opportunity to meet with professors, other birders, ornithologists, and environmentalists from Pennsylvania. During the Annual Meeting in Williamsport from September 13 to 15, birders attended seminars and morning bird walks around Lycoming County. Dominic spotted 54 species, including a merlin and yellow-bellied fly catcher. More than 100 species were spotted during this weekend birding event.
Congratulations to the following freshmen who recently received the fullness of the Holy Spirit in the Sacrament of Confirmation at Saint Theresa Parish.
De La Salle House
Lucas "Thomas" Beauduy
Benjamin "Joseph" Frantz
Bryn "Margaret" Kilroy
Cooper "Michael" Manley
Elena "Francis" Rohrer
Sophia "Marie" Scherr

Seton House
Joseph "Michael" Charbonneau
Isabel "Genevieve" Ebright
Jacob "Jerome" Levine
Lucia "Margaret" Malay
Alina "Rose" Torchia
Danielle "Angela" Uroda
Loyola House
Jared "Matthew" McChesney

Immaculata House
Adeliene "Anne" Beaulieu
Olivia "Sebastian" Brenkacs
Elizabeth "Genevieve" Brida
Isabella "Lucia" Brida
Landon "Sebastian" Kuntzelman
Dorian "Jose" Olvera
Dylan "Matthew" Renne
Jaxon "Francis" Shanahan
Madison "Veronica" Smith
Spiritual Life
Gospel for Sunday, October 6, 2019--27th Sunday in Ordinary Time
The apostles said to the Lord, "Increase our faith." The Lord replied, "If you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you would say to this mulberry tree, 'Be uprooted and planted in the sea,' and it would obey you. "Who among you would say to your servant who has just come in from plowing or tending sheep in the field, 'Come here immediately and take your place at table'? Would he not rather say to him, 'Prepare something for me to eat. Put on your apron and wait on me while I eat and drink. You may eat and drink when I am finished'? Is he grateful to that servant because he did what was commanded? So should it be with you. When you have done all you have been commanded, say, 'We are unprofitable servants; we have done what we were obliged to do.'"
--Luke 17:5-10

Increase our faith. This is the request of the apostles in this week's Gospel reading. An increase in faith is not done by some magical solution. An increase in faith requires us to be open to the love of God in our lives. It requires us to make our faith life a priority, by spending time with God in the Scriptures, by attending Mass, and by engaging in private prayer. With an increased faith, we can see more clearly God’s plan for our lives. To quote Saint Thomas Aquinas, “To one with faith, no explanation is necessary. To those without faith, no explanation is possible.”
Saint of the Week--Pope Saint John XXIII
October 11
 A shy, retiring man with a wonderful sense of humor, Cardinal Angelo Roncalli became our beloved Pope Saint John XXIII. Perhaps the greatest irony was that his fellow Cardinals elected him as a stop-gap pope to give them time to get the politics ironed out for a more permanent candidate. Little did they know what the Holy Spirit had in store for the Church through this “temporary” Pope.
For more information on saints, visit Franciscan Media’s Saint of the Day website .
Virtue of the Week--Tradition 
Tradition is the strength to value and transmit the customs and beliefs of those you love. Tradition is so valuable in today’s world! We need to remember what made our school so special in the past and to be able to create new traditions to celebrate new special things in our lives today.
Source: Sports Leader

Prayer for the Week 
Thank you, Lord, for this day, this opportunity, this time together. Strengthen our wills and forge our resolve to remember tradition in our pursuit of excellence in every area of our life.
Source: Sports Leader
From Our Community
Genocide, Justice, and Hope
How 400 Bosnian Families Became Neighbors in the Cumberland Valley--See 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.
In Case You Missed It
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.
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