Weekly Update

Monday, October 28th, 2019


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A letter from Coach Koch to all the Football boys, and the Cheer girls, who played their hearts out in Kerrville Friday Night.

Football game Friday Night vs. Our Lady of the Hills High School - Kerrville, TX.

Hi Celtic Football and Cheer Families- sometimes you don't win, but a moment warms your heart so much that that moment is a win and you have to let everyone know about it !!!!

Well Friday night at the Holy Trinity football game that moment arose and to tell you the truth as I write and share this feeling it chokes me up when I tell people . We went into a game against a senior heavy team, with 24 players on the sideline. We had one upperclassman, minutes into the first quarter we lost that player and had six players left, one that hadn't had much experience on the field and was a freshman. So the loss of the upperclassmen left us with 3 sophomores and 3 Freshmen. When we came into the game I believe (could be wrong) that our guys believed they would be going home at halftime and I think Our Lady believed it too. OLH played their first team defense the whole game because they knew our guys would score against any other team they put out there and their best player # 2 played both ways and was on the field 98% of the time.

Just to be sure you understand 6 HT young men (3 Freshmen & 3 soph.) played on both sides of the ball for 3 quarters against upperclassmen. With no complaining and little rest. But what also was great were our 2 seniors who got hurt last game were on the sideline pumping up their younger teammates, coaches, fans and those young teammates will always remember that. We lost yes and there will be those out there that say that a loss is a loss and that's fine with me as a guy that has been doing this for years this team and this football program didn't lose last night. The guys that played know that and they are the ones that count . They are the nucleus of the future of our program. The guys that cheered them on are the teachers of this programs/groups future and heart. Thanks guys.

Wow and our cheerleaders never gave up on these guys cheering hard down to the last minute, talking about knowing what this is about thanks girls . We may not say it enough but we appreciate you and love you for your unconditional support!!!!

We all could've given up and said why are you even playing/going that far to play to get beat ... like some people did :( that don't understand competition and the grueling hard work these boys and girls put in Weekly (yes sometimes to get beat) well to those of you who said that it was a waste of time and believe you can only win by out-scoring someone, I sure do wish you had been at this game and seen these young men/ players, cheer team, fans and the 2 senior leaders fight all night to make sure OLH and their fans knew HT was not a pushover.

Last note, I am honored and I know our coaching staff is to be coaching these guys, girls and I for sure know our seniors just by their hearts have a great future. Like I said last night "they warmed my heart and lots of others" ( the EMT guy who worked our game came up to me at Whataburger and said "that group of guys played hard and what heart!!!!! " Let these boys know how proud you are of the the way they Glorified Our Lord Jesus Christ last night .

Thanks for letting me coach your student athletes its an honor and I love each and everyone of them for who THEY ARE !!!


A Blessed Head Football Coach

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Coach Koch

Our boys on the field

Our Cheer team at the game


HTCHS Volleyball placed 3rd in our District in Tuesday's game and is heading to the Playoffs for the first time in 5 years! Way to go Celtic Ladies Varsity Volleyball!



Girls placed 2nd in State and both boys place in the State's Top-20 Runners!

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Our amazing runners: Bruce Reed, Nathan Orf, Sadie Castillo, Madison Dent, Reagan Ramsey, Sydney Jolly, Carisa Toralva, Katie Jolly, and Abby Rockwood. And their Coach John Warnes. Run like Champions!




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!

~ Thank you to all who support behind the scenes ~

Thank you to Jim Fetherman and Pete Mungia for help with the lights, to Mr. Mosmeyer for all your support and guidance, and to Mrs. Ritchie for helping with the masks.

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Thank you Ms. Snyder for all your work in getting these two amazing productions onto HT's stage!



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Congratulations to Dina Nikolaidis!

Houston Baptist University has offered her the Founders Scholarship valued at $23,000 per year and $92,000 for four years.

Dina Nikolaidis was awarded National Merit Student Commended Student Award

Our Counselor, Mrs. Cheryl Sanders, was excited to present Dina with the Commended Student award which she received for placing in the top 3% of students nationally who took the PSAT. Way to go Dina!

Congratulations to Savannah Turner!

She has been accepted to the University of the Incarnate Word, and she has been offered the Distinguished Academic Scholarship of $8,000 per year and $32,000 for four years. She was also offered the Catholic High School Award of $2,000 per year and $8,000 for four years.

Congratulations to Reagan Smith!

She has been accepted to Baylor University, and she has been offered an Academic Scholarship of $18,000 per year and $72,00 for four years.

She has also been offered an Academic Scholarship by the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor of $10,000 per year and $40,000 for four years.



Week of 10/28-11/02

Monday, October 28th

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

Tuesday, October 29th

  • Tuesday class schedule
  • School starts at 8:15 and ends at 3:45
  • Uniform: regular uniform
  • Prayer Service: Praise & Worship (PWP)
  • Josten's comes to school to meet Juniors and Seniors re: graduation planning
  • Volleyball - Area Playoffs @ Huntsville Alpha Omega Academy- 6:30pm

Wednesday, October 30th

  • PSAT & SAT Testing - 8:15 am - 11:59 am
  • Monday afternoon class schedule - No Mass (Mass on Friday at St. Mary's Church)
  • School starts at 8:15 and ends at 3:45
  • Lunch at 12:00 due to PSAT/SAT testing
  • Uniform: regular uniform
  • Prayer Service: prayer before testing begins

Thursday, October 31st

  • Thursday class schedule
  • School starts at 8:15 ends at 3:45
  • Uniform: regular uniform
  • Prayer Service: Adoration
  • Hallow'd Eve Costume Competition - lunch time in Kasberg Center
  • Hallow'd Eve Carnival @ HTCHS - 5:30-8:00 pm

Friday, November 1st

  • Friday class schedule with altered bell schedule
  • School starts at 8:15 and ends at 3:45
  • Uniform: spirit wear
  • Prayer Service: Mass at St. Mary's Catholic Churc
  • Football game @ Waco Live Oak (TBD) - 6:00pm at Live Oak Classical School

Saturday, November 2nd

  • Forensics competition 15th Annual Trinity Classic Tournament - all day @ HTCHS

Monday, November 4th

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



Mass in the Chapel this week

TAPPS One-Act competition meant lunch was in the gym on Thursday

Back in the lunchroom on Friday

The Pro-Life Club delivered all the Baby Shower items to Our Lady of the Angels Maternity Center. Thank you everyone for your generosity - the 2019 Baby Shower was a huge success!!

Trophies from the Forensics Tapps SFA TFA tournament in Austin this Saturday.

Once again, our Forensics team brings home a plethora of trophies. Way to go Celtics!

ps: Mind the cobwebs and spiders!

Monday Morning - early morning in the hallways




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 Wal Mart 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!

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!


Katie Jolly, Reagan Ramsey, and Abby Rockwood were featured in the Temple Daily Telegram on Oct. 25th!

Halloween Carnival at HTCHS

Pivot Performance Arts School is hosting a Halloween Carnival on campus on Thursday, Oct. 31st. Many of our students are dancers at Pivot and they've put together an evening of fun open to all families. 5:30-8:30pm. See the flyer for details.

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

The Freshmen will host area 8th graders on Friday November 8th for our Annual Celtic for a Day event. If you know an 8th grader who would like to join us, please let Mrs. Julie Enriquez know (jenriquez@holytrinitychs.org). All area 8th graders are invited to discover being a Holy Trinity Celtic is all about.


Holy Trinity High School

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!



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!

Volunteers needed for Pivot Dance Co's Halloween Carnival

Students can receive service hours by volunteering at this Thursday's Pivot Dance Co's Halloween Carnival on HT's campus (5:30-8pm). Please contact the front desk if you're interested in volunteering.


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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