40 Days for LIFE Campaign – Sept 28-Nov 6

40 DAYS for LIFE Campaign

September 28-November 6, 2022

40 Days for Life is a community-based campaign that takes a determined, peaceful approach to showing local communities the consequences of abortion in their own neighborhoods, for their own friends and families. It puts into action a desire to cooperate with God in the carrying out of His plan for the end of abortion. It draws attention to the evil of abortion through the use of a three-point program: 1) Prayer and fasting 2) Constant vigil 3) Community outreach The 40-day campaign tracks Biblical history, where God used 40-day periods to transform individuals, communities … and the entire world. From Noah in the flood to Moses on the mountain to the disciples after Christ’s resurrection, it is clear that God sees the transformative value of His people accepting and meeting a 40-day challenge.

“The Holy Father greatly appreciates the dedicated work that you and everyone involved in 40 Days for Life are engaged in to promote respect for the lives of all unborn children. His Holiness assures you of his prayerful support for you, your colleagues and all those whose prayer, fasting and sacrifices are saving countless lives and giving glory to God.”

VIA VATICAN SECRETARIAT OF STATE

A Kick Off Rally will be held on Sept. 27th at the Spalding Pastoral Center, 419 NE Madison Avenue, Peoria, at 6:00pm. There will be speakers as well as food. You can pick up free Pray to End Abortion Signs. For more information on the Rally and 40 days for Life please contact: Anthony Berlinger at 309-340-2002, or by email: anthonyberlinger@gmail.com. Web: https://www.40daysforlife.com/en/peoria

Respect Life Mass: Sunday, October 2, 2022 at 10:30 AM

All are invited on Respect Life Sunday to participate in the Respect Life Mass with Bishop Lou Tylka at the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception, 607 NE Madison Avenue, Peoria, Illinois

Priesthood Sunday – September 25th

Priesthood Sunday - September 25th

Blessing Prayer

In your loving kindness, O good and gracious God, you sent your Son to be our shepherd and guide. Father Stirniman and Father Peter, continue Christ's ministry of working in the vineyard by sustaining and guiding your holy people.  Bless them.  Let your Spirit uphold them always in their service to the people of our parishes. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

Please take the time today to pray this blessing for our Priests with your whole family.

 

Mass Prayer Team Ministry – Sundays at Holy Trinity

Mass Prayer Team Ministry

Sunday mornings after the 10am Mass

Prior to the Coronavirus Pandemic, there were Prayer Teams available after the 10am Sunday Mass to pray with, and over, those in need of prayers.  We are happy to announce that the Mass Prayer Team Ministry has returned. If you would like more information, please call the Parish Center.

Partners in Healing

Holy Trinity and Historic St Patrick are once again participating in Partners in Healing. Last year we prayed for the Mother-Baby unit at Carle Bromenn and  CCC/ICU at OSF St Joseph Medical Center

In 2022 we will continue praying for the CCC/ICU at OSF St Joseph Medical Center and the Mother-Baby unit and Carle Bromenn. Additionally,  this year will will also be praying for the Pediatrics/Infusion unit as well. The Pediatrics/Infusion Unit on 4 North has 23 beds for children as well as outpatients of all ages receiving medical infusions or recovering from certain surgical procedures. Many of the children are on the unit for only a day as they recover from tonsil and adenoid surgery, while others are hospitalized with serious illnesses. 

Please continue to keep them in your prayers throughout the year.

Thank you for your parish support!

Thank You for Your Continued Support

Our parishes of Holy Trinity and Historic St Patrick continue to require financial obligations to pay--for example, payroll, utilities, regular maintenance and upkeep-continued throughout the COVID 19 pandemic, and we are grateful for your support in such a difficult time. In order to keep our parishes operational now, and to preserve their long-term viability, please continue your thoughtful and generous financial support to the best of your capabilities.

Your continued financial support helps our parishes of Historic St Patrick and Holy Trinity to coordinate, organize, and schedule time, people and resources in an effort to offer a variety of programs and services that not only educate, inform and enhance, but bring Spiritual fulfillment and unity with our parishioners through the Mass, Ministries, classes, studies and various events. This can only be accomplished by you offering your financial support of the mission of the Church as one of it's Precepts.

To contribute electronically, you can call the parish office at 309-829-2197 or click on the Online Giving link for your Parish below:

Holy Trinity

Historic St. Patrick

Attention Ministry Volunteers

Notice to all Holy Trinity Parish Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EMHC), Lectors, Servers, Greeters, and Ushers:

Lance and Lisa Kwasny have taken over the responsibility for Holy Trinity Parish Ministry Scheduling and the (MSP) program from Deacon Mike Marvin. Email communication will come from the email address: MinistryScheduler@holytrinitybloomington.org 

If you are in a ministry and are not receiving emails, please check your SPAM folder and/or send an email to the address above with your contact information so we can verify we have the correct information for you in the MSP System.

Traveling Crucifix resuming

On Independence Day 2021

Holy Trinity will begin resuming the Travelling Crucifix

      It is no secret that we are losing priests at a pace much faster than newly ordained men are entering the priesthood.  It seems the devil is winning the battle.

Our PRAYER is needed NOW.

Prayers supporting the increase of vocation of men who are discerning a call to the priesthood in service to our Lord.  Please consider inviting Christ into your home for at least one weekend this year to pray for vocations with your whole  family.

Click here to reserve the Crucifix for your family!

Have You Been an “Inactive” Catholic?

 

 

 

~ Statistically, not an insignificant number of you who attend (in-person or live-stream) our Easter Mass celebrations are “inactive” Catholics.  I earnestly appeal to you with four messages: thank you for joining us at Mass, where we strive to give fitting thanksgiving to Jesus Christ, the Lord of the Universe, for rising from the tomb after His agonizing suffering and death for our sins; please seriously consider going to the sacrament of Confession (offered seven times/week between our two parishes . . . or by appointment with me or any Catholic priest) and also returning to Holy Mass every Sunday and Holy Day for you to return/remain to a “state of grace” and know the joy and peace that the world cannot give, but that Jesus can . . . and does; we are an incomplete community of believers in Jesus Christ whenever you are not with us; and, we pray for you every single weekend!

~Fr Stirniman~

St Michael the Archangel,

defend us in battle; be our protection against the wickedness and the snares of the devil; may God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host; by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan and all evil spirits, who wander through the world for the ruin of souls. Amen. 

Thank you for your support!

Many of our financial commitments--for example, payroll, utilities, regular maintenance and upkeep-continued throughout the COVID 19 pandemic, and we are grateful for your support in such a difficult time. In order to keep our parishes operational now, and to preserve their long-term viability, please continue your thoughtful and generous financial support to the best of your capabilities. Your support helps to coordinate, organize, and schedule time, people and resources in an effort to offer a variety of programs and services that not only educate, inform and enhance, but bring Spiritual fulfillment and unity with our parishioners through the Mass, Ministries, classes, studies and various events. This can only be accomplished by you offering your financial support of the mission of the Church as one of it's Precepts.

To contribute electronically, you can call the parish office at 309-829-2197 or click on the Online Giving link for your Parish below:

Holy Trinity

Historic St. Patrick