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Parish Office Closed - 11/23 to 12/4
Out of an abundance of caution with the recent mitigations for the state of Illinois, the parish office will be closed from Monday, November 23 through Friday, December 4 with parish staff working remotely during this time. Staff will be accessible via email and checking phone messages frequently. Please also utilize the drop box by the parish office doors if you need to deliver any materials (and be sure to notify your party.) Please note that Masses, Sacraments, Holy Trinity School/Religious Education/Youth Ministry are all unaffected by any mitigations at this time.
Holy Trinity School is selling Spirit Wear as part of our end of year fundraising efforts! Click on the link above link to purchase t-shirts (up to 14 designs) today! Order by November 26 to have your purchase arrive by Christmas!
Christmas Tree Sales
Christmas Tree Sales will begin in the church parking lot on Friday, November 27 and last through Sunday, December 20, while supplies last. For more information, contact Jerry Mastalarz at 630-335-6125. Hours are: Monday-Friday from 6-8pm, and Saturday-Sunday from 10am-7pm. Open Black Friday 11/27 from 10am to 7pm!
Holy Trinity will once again sponsor a Giving Tree to help those in need during the Christmas season. We are interested in $25 gift cards to Target or Walmart and kindly ask that all gift cards be submitted to the parish office (drop box) no later than Tuesday, December 1st. Please clearly mark envelopes to indicate that Giving Tree gift cards are enclosed and also include the receipt showing proof of activation of the gift card. Thank you as always for your great generosity! Any questions? Contact Tom Phistry at (630) 240-1181.
Click the link above to see the complete Advent and Christmas schedule for December 2020. Please be aware some limitations will be in place for Masses. The links for the four (4) Sundays in Advent will be available in the coming weeks in order for parishioners to begin to arrange for holiday plans. In order to welcome as many people as possible, during the week of Christmas (Sunday, December 20 [including the Saturday Vigil Mass] to Sunday, December 27), you may attend one (1) of the Sunday or Christmas (Eve) Masses.
Weekday Masses: 8am, Monday-Saturday (no sign-up required) Weekend Masses: Saturday 4pm, Sunday - 7am, 9am, 11am (sign-up required - see link above) Confessions: Saturdays, 2:45 to 3:45pm (sign up required - see link above)
Reminder: Masses and Confessions are intended for Holy Trinity parishioners only at this time. Sign-up in advance is required for Masses and Confessions and all must attend the Mass for which you sign up.
The Parish Office is currently open for limited office hours, Monday-Friday from 9am to 12pm. We encourage those that have business with the office to please call ahead to make an appointment.
We are still in need of more volunteers to assist with various aspects of our parish reopening plan. All parishioners between the ages of 16 and 60 who are healthy with no underlying health conditions are called upon to volunteer. Please email theparish at email@example.com to volunteer and list your preference of team (if any.) All volunteers will be required to participate in training and will be divided up into teams for scheduling. Maintaining sufficient volunteers is critical to the reopening of our church. Prayerfully consider stepping up if you are able - we need all hands on deck to reopen our church!
For more information and access the linked Sign Up Genius sheets for weekend Masses, Confessions and Sacraments, please see the Parish Reopening Resources webpage. For those without access to the internet, or who may have difficulty signing up themselves, please call the Parish Office at (630) 968-1366, ext. 124 to request assistance from Parish Staff to get signed up. **Note: you will be confirmed with a return phone call and we will fill Mass reservations in the order they are received.
We also will continue to recommend - in alignment with the Diocese of Joliet and health officials - that those individuals who are considered "vulnerable" (over the age of 60 and/or underlying medical condition such as diabetes; lung disease; undergoing cancer treatment, etc.) should continue to stay at home until more information is obtained about the safety of that population going out into public spaces, such as our church. The dispensation from Sunday Masses will remain in effect for all Catholics in the Diocese of Joliet, even during the resumption of these public Masses.
Holy Trinity Catholic Parish is under the administration of the Congregation of the Resurrection.
Committed to living out the endless love of the Trinity, we are a welcoming, faith-sharing Catholic family of believers,
centered on the Holy Eucharist as the source of our life in Christ.