Weekly Update

Monday, November 4th, 2019


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Week of 11/04-11/09

Monday, November 4th

  • Monday class schedule
  • School starts at 8:15 and ends at 3:45
  • Uniform: regular uniform
  • Prayer Service: Faculty Reflection

Tuesday, November 5th

  • Tuesday class schedule
  • School starts at 8:15 and ends at 3:45
  • Uniform: regular uniform
  • Prayer Service: Praise & Worship (PWP)

Wednesday, November 6th

  • Wednesday Mass Schedule
  • School starts at 8:15 and ends at 3:45
  • Uniform: Mass uniform
  • Prayer Service: Mass with Fr. Jonathan Raia

Thursday, November 7th

  • Thursday class schedule
  • School starts at 8:15 ends at 3:45
  • Uniform: regular uniform
  • Prayer Service: Rosary

Friday, November 8th

  • CELTIC FOR A DAY - area 8th graders hosted on campus by our Freshmen
  • Friday class schedule with altered bell schedule
  • School starts at 8:15 and ends at 3:45
  • Uniform: spirit wear
  • Prayer Service: Praise & Worship (PWP)
  • Pep Rally at 12pm.
  • Prayer Blankets 4-7 pm
  • Last home Football game vs. New Braunfels Christian HS - 7:00 pm
  • Senior Night for Football and Cheer at football game.

Saturday, November 9th

  • Forensics Academic competition - Belton High School - all day

Monday, November 11th - VETERANS DAY

  • Veterans Day - scheduled events will be announced this week
  • Monday class schedule
  • School starts at 8:15 and ends at 3:45
  • Uniform: regular uniform
  • Prayer Service: Faculty Reflection
  • TAPPS One-Act State Competition - Kerrville (11/11 and 11/12)



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Our football team puts its heart and faith into each game!




Our Drama performers placed 2nd in the TAPPS One-Act Competition on Thursday, Oct. 24th with their production of "Beyond Tolerance" and qualified for the State Competition November 11th/12th. Congratulations!
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Thank you Mrs. Velazquez for the poignant and beautiful Ofrenda you and your students created in the Spanish Class. Students were invited to put pictures of their loved ones on the Ofrenda and invited all to share in their precious memories. This was a heartfelt gesture for all and truly spoke to the Family we are all a part of at Holy Trinity.
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All Saints Day Mass with Fr. Kurtis at St. Mary's this week



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Congratulations to Wesley Dent!

He has been accepted to Baylor University and was offered a scholarship of $16,000 a year totaling $64,000 for for years.

In addition, Houston Baptist University has offered Wesley the Founders Scholarship of $23,000 per year totaling $92,000 for four years.

Congratulations to Ashley Olivos!

She has been accepted to Sam Houston State University.

Congratulations to Dina Nikolaidis!

She competed in the TMEA (Texas Music Educators Association) Vocal competition in Waco on Saturday, and came in 1st Soprano in the area. Bravo Dina!

Congratulations to Margaret Linz!

The University of the Incarnate Word has offered her the Presidential Scholarship of $20,000 per year and $80,000 for four years and the Catholic High School Award of $2,000 per year and $8,000 for four years.



CELTIC FOR A DAY! NOVEMBER 8TH - ALL 8th Graders Welcome!

Holy Trinity Freshmen will host area 8th graders on Friday, November 8th for our Annual Celtic for a Day event, from 8am to 1pm. There will be tours of the school, demonstrations of in-class projects, a short play performed by our Drama Club, and a Pep Rally in the gym. A pizza lunch is provided. If you know an 8th grader who would like to join us, please contact Mrs. Julie Enriquez (jenriquez@holytrinitychs.org). Please help us spread the word by sharing this invitation with friends and neighbors who may be interested in finding out more about our wonderful school. All area 8th graders are invited to discover what being a Holy Trinity Celtic is all about.

For information or to RSVP, contact Mrs. Julie Enriquez at jenriquez@holytrinitychs.orgor by calling 254-771-0787. All are welcome!


The Pro-Life Club is hosting a prayer blanket project on Friday, November 8. We're asking for donations and for the involvement of students and families to make blankets that will be delivered to the William R. Courtney Veterans Home on November 16 at 9:30 a.m. Our goal is to make 40 blankets for the veterans. Each blanket will be made with 2 yards total of coordinating fleece. Those involved will pray while knotting the strips for the veteran who will receive the blanket. Students and their parents from St. Mary's Catholic School have been invited to join us for this project. We will meet after school on Friday, November 8 in the hallway of the school to make the blankets. After the blankets are made, we can cheer on the Celtics for their last home game.

Students can earn service hours for their assistance with prayer blankets and families can earn service hours for donating materials and helping with the making of prayer blankets. Donations can be made by purchasing 2 yards total of coordinating fleece or sending a monetary donation or gift card for Hobby Lobby or Walmart to the front office. Dominique Weisbruch is planning to purchase the fleece with the donations that are sent. Thank you for your support of this project!

Please contact Mrs. Suzi Rockwood with questions or if you plan on participating: srockwood@holytrinitychs.org

Library FEED THE NEED TO READ contest

All students encouraged to join in the fun - check out a book and register to win a prize. 10 winners will be drawn in December. Support our Walden Library and Feed the Need to Read!


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Painted Parking Spots

Holy Trinity Cheer Fundraiser

WHO?: ALL SENIORS (drivers or non-drivers)

All underclassmen who drive and have a car.

WHY?: To beautify the campus ~ To build school spirit ~ To support your cheerleaders

HOW MUCH?: The cost has been reduced to $50! For those with a car, this includes reserved parking place for the year.


*Parking spots are given on a first come first served basis

Step 1) Purchase your HTCHS parking spot from the front office

Step 2) Get your reserved parking spot

Step 3) Get creative!


Ms. Snyder is excited to announce that Bennett Diano, the youth minister at St. Luke's Catholic Church, has volunteered to run a Bible Study on the book of Genesis during 9th period once a week (either on Tuesdays or Thursdays) for all students who are interested and do not have a class during that time (i.e. Art History, PE, etc.)

The groups will be separated into a boys group and a girls group, based on interest.

If you or your child would be interested in participating in this Bible Study, please let Ms.Snyder know or sign up on the paper outside Room 105. We hope to begin the week of October 10th.

HTCHS Men's Retreat - Nov. 16th & 17th @ Eagle's Wing Retreat Center

The men's Esto Vir Retreat will be Saturday, November 16th through Sunday, November 17th at Eagle's Wings Retreat Center in Burnet. The cost of the retreat is $40.

Space for this retreat is limited. You must reserve your spot by completing the Holy Trinity permission slip AND the Eagle's Wing's Liability Release form (both available at the front office) as well as submitting $40 to the front office ($40 covers the cost of renting Eagle's Wings retreat center and the food provided to students this weekend). If necessary, we will start a waiting list in case there are more young men who would like to attend than spots available.

The deadline for registering for this retreat is FRIDAY, November 8th. A final list of attendees must be submitted to Eagles Wing's on this day, so November 8th is a FIRM deadline.

This retreat is being planned by a dedicated group of Holy Trinity Alumni, in conjunction with Ms.Snyder, and is sure to be a great experience for our young men.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to reach out.

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The Holiday's are closely approaching--hot chocolate, warm fires, spices and family time.

We are pleased to announce that we will have our

Christmas Bazaar Saturday, November 23rd.

In addition to the bazaar, we will have a Children's Mart. This mart is for children ages 4-12. They can come and purchase gifts for their mom, dad, and siblings for a few dollars an item. Here is what we need:

1) Volunteers for the event--we need elves :) to help the kids wrap their gifts for their family, set up for the event, and clean up after.

2) Items for the Children's Mart--attached is a list of items for the Children's Mart. These items can be new, or gently used items. Please bring your donations to the front office.

Thank you everyone and I know this year's bazaar is going to be great!!


See Ms. Snyder to sign up for DCYC weekend Jan. 31st - Feb. 2nd, 2020. This year the conference is in Waco.


Permission slips are at the Front Desk. Total cost is $345 - downpayment of $100 due Nov. 1st. This is an amazing opportunity to travel with your school and make a statement about LIFE! in Washington DC.


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Fellowship night: ONE BODY ~ FAITH-HOPE-LOVE - Nov. 3rd.

You're invited to join St. Luke's Parish for a night of worship and fellowship Sunday, November 3rd starting with Mass at 5, then Dinner and Adoration.


All High School men are invited to the monthly Discernment Dinners at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Dinners are every 1st Thursday at 7pm. For more information call: 254-773-6779. Join Fr. Francisco for Food and Fellowship.

St. Mary's Catholic School CASINO NIGHT November 16th

Support our sister school, St. Mary's Catholic School by attending their annual Casino Night Fundraiser. Dinner with delicious hors d'oeuvres and beverages provided, casino games, Live and Silent Auction. It's a beautiful event and All proceeds support SMCS's Tuition Assistance program. Doors open at 6pm and the event is in the St. Mary's school gym. All are welcome!

Rotary Youth Club camp and Leadership Development Opportunity

If you are interested in our Interact Club or in Temple Rotary, please consider participating in the RYLA (Rotaray Youth Leadership Award program. For more information, including brochures, contact Mrs. Christy Dunstan at cdunstan@holytrinitychs.org
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Prayer Blanket Ministry needs Volunteers

Please consider joining us to make prayer blankets and then staying for the game to cheer on the Celtics.

Students can earn service hours for their assistance with prayer blankets and families can earn service hours for donating two yards each of coordinating fleece and helping with the making of prayer blankets.

Parents will be needed to help with preparing materials and on the day of the blanket making. Thank you for your help. Please contact Mrs. Rockwood with questions or if you plan on participating: srockwood@holytrinitychs.org

Dustin Rink helps Keep Temple Beautiful

Freshman Dustin Rink gave his time by partnering with St. Mary's Catholic School in this Saturday's "Keep Temple Beautiful" initiative. Thank you Dustin!

If you or your student has participated in a community service project, please let us know so we can acknowledge your gift of time.

Shelby Freehill helps kids go fishing at Pivot Performance Arts' Halloween Carnival

Junior Shelby Freehill, a dancer at Pivot Performance Arts, gave her time at the dance company's Halloween Carnival held in HTCHS's gym on Halloween night. Thank you Shelby!

Nathaniel Enriquez represents our School at area Religious Ed. programs

Junior Nathaniel Enriquez represented our school at St. Stephen's R.E. program to help promote our school to parish 8th graders. Thank you Nathaniel!


The Annual Holy Trinity Gala is the most important fundraiser of the year. We invite you to consider being a part of the fun by joining our dynamic team of volunteers. Below are two areas we are in need of volunteers for:

* Class Baskets: In past years, each class (Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, and Senior) makes a "basket" for the Gala. It's approaching that time of year again and we are in need of parents for each grade level to help organize and oversee the creation of the class baskets.

***We auction all 4 class "baskets" at the Live Auction during the Gala.***

The baskets do really well and are loved by all and are well bid on items at the Gala. They help us make meet our fundraising goal and are essential to the success of our Gala. Come be a part of a special group of families that helps make our Gala special.

* Planning and Coordinating: We are putting together our planning and coordinating teams and would love to invite you to join the fun. There is everything from helping advertise our gala, to decorating, planning the dinner, planning games, helping with the Silent and/or Live Auctions. Everything you do helps our Gala, which helps our school.

Helping with the Celtic Gala is a great way to support Holy Trinity and meet other families and work 'behind the scenes'. If you are interested in being on a Class Basket Team or on the Planning and Coordinating Team (or both!), please contact Mrs. Jordanna Richesin: jrichesin@holytrinitychs.org.

Volunteers in the Community

All families are encouraged to volunteer in their communities. Like our students who serve at school AND out in their community, Families can apply up to 10hrs of community service to their 20hr Family Service requirements. If you can wear an HT Spirit T-shirt to a community service event, we'd love a picture so we can share your wonderful community spirit!

All families are asked to complete 20 service hours


Ethics and Integrity Ministry (EIM)

In an effort to protect our children, the Diocese of Austin mandates that all individuals who have contact with our children must be in compliance with the Ethics and Integrity in Ministry Policy, which equips each of us with the tools and knowledge to protect our children from possible abuse and perpetrators. All parents MUST complete this process to volunteer at the school.

Registration is required through the Diocese. In order to register for an EIM Workshop, you must first complete the volunteer application which is on their website. Once you have attended the workshop please submit a copy of the certificate to the school office. This workshop is for new parents and those who are in need of the refresher course.

For more information, go to: https://austindiocese.org/eim


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