Principal's Weekly Newsletter

January 27th, 2020


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CELTIC GALA - 2020 - LIGHT OF THE WORLD Saturday, February 1st, 6pm

Hello HT Families,

This week we will set up for our Celtic Gala 2020 happening this Saturday, Feb. 1st. The Celtic Gala is our most important fundraiser of the year. It helps us fund our Tuition Assistance program, which allows so many of our students to attend Holy Trinity. We encourage everyone to consider joining us for this special event and show your support for our school.

You can support by buying tickets for and/or making a donation to the Gala. Your support helps us create the budget from which we then disburse all Tuition Assistance. It is vital that we receive support in this, so that we may continue to assist all our families who choose to send their children to HT. If you receive Tuition Assistance, we especially ask that you consider giving back so we can continue our Tuition Assistance program. No gift to the Gala is too small. But your presence at the Gala is the best gift of all! We really hope to see you there.

You may purchase your Gala tickets directly at the office, or you may purchase your Gala tickets online by clicking on the following link (if you cannot attend, please consider clicking on the link below to make a donation to our Gala - your support in turn supports our students!):

Main Event Ticket Page -

A few other reminders--

1) HT Families (Killian, Columba, Finnian, and Aidan) all put together baskets for the silent auction. Family sponsors will be coordinating that with your student. We usually ask for students to bring items that pertain to their family basket, or a monetary donation.

The family baskets are as follows:

Columba--Movie Basket

Killian--Valentine's Basket

Aidan-- Rainy Day Basket

Finnian-- Handyman Basket

2) HT Classes (Freshman, Sophomore, Junior and Senior) also pitch in to make bigger class baskets that are auctioned off as a live auction item. You may donate a monetary amount ($20 is recommended) or you may bring items that pertain to your class basket.

The class baskets are as follows:

Freshman--St. Rose Gardener's Basket. Here is the link to sign up for items with google sheets.

Sophomore--St. Drogo of Sebourg Coffee Lover's Basket. Here is the link to sign up for items with google sheets.

Junior--St. Clare Entertainment Basket. Here is the link to sign up for items with google sheets.

Senior--St. Lawrence of Rome Cook's Basket. Here is the link to sign up for items with google sheets.

Everyone should be able to sign up, but if you cannot, you might have to request permission to sign up. You may also just bring items up to the school office. All items for Class baskets and Family Baskets must be turned in by Monday January 27th to allow us time to put it all together.

Thank you, thank you for helping with these items for our school gala!

Jordanna Richesin

HTCHS Advancement

Please support the 2020 Gala so it can be the best one yet. Our students are the Light of the World. Let's be their light!


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WEEK OF 1.26 TO 2.03


  • Wear your Mass uniforms to church to represent Catholic schools to all those in your parish community
  • Pro-Life Trip to DC participants return Sunday Evening.

Monday, January 27th - CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK - Celebrate our Students

  • To kick-off Catholic Schools week, we will have Sweet Monday during lunch and a spirit day for our students.
  • Monday class schedule
  • School starts at 8:15 and ends at 3:45
  • Uniform: spirit wear for Catholic Schools Week
  • Prayer Service: Faculty Reflection
  • Girls Soccer game vs. San Juan Diego CHS @ HT - game at 5:30pm - Home game.

Tuesday, January 28th - Celebrate our Families

  • Free coffee and donuts will be provided for parents before 9:00 am.
  • Tuesday class schedule
  • School starts at 8:15 and ends at 3:45
  • Uniform: regular uniform
  • Prayer Service: PWP
  • G/B Basketball Games vs. Austin Waldorf HS @ HT - G 6pm/B 7:30 pm - Home
  • Letter Jackets orders - 5:00 pm in Gym foyer followed by Winter Family Night: B/G basketball games with hamburger and hot dog meal deals

Wednesday, January 29th - Celebrate our Community

  • In 9th period the whole school community will team up to beautify our campus ahead of our Gala on Saturday.
  • Wednesday class schedule with Mass 9:35-10-35
  • School starts at 8:15 and ends at 3:45
  • Uniform: Mass uniform
  • Prayer Service: Mass with Chris Downey from St. Joseph Catholic Church in Killeen

Thursday, January 30th - Celebrate our Teachers and Staff

  • We will be providing our faculty and staff with a catered lunch. Please remember to reach out to your teachers and thank them for all the work they do (seen and unseen!)
  • Thursday class schedule
  • School starts at 8:15 and ends at 3:45
  • Uniform: regular uniform
  • Prayer Service: Holy Rosary
  • Boys Soccer @Hill Country (Austin) 6pm - @ Town and Country Soccer - 13455 Briarwick Dr, Austin, TX 78729, USA

Friday, January 31st- Celebrate our Priests

  • We will take cards of appreciation to Fr. Francisco, Fr. John, Fr. Kurtis, Fr. Sang, Fr. Chris, and Fr.Richard
  • Friday class schedule
  • School starts at 8:15 and ends at 3:45
  • Uniform: spirit wear
  • Prayer Service: Adoration
  • G/B Basketball HT @ Bryan Allen G: 6pm/B:7:30pm - Allen Academy, 3201 Boonville Rd, Bryan, TX 77802
  • Diocesan Catholic Youth Conference (DCYC) begins in Waco - Friday & Saturday

Saturday, February 1st - CELTIC GALA

  • Boys and Girls soccer games vs Reicher CHS - G/10am - B/12pm - Home
  • Celtic Gala - Light of the World - cocktails and social hour at 6pm, dinner at 7pm

  • Diocesan Catholic Youth Conference (DCYC) begins in Waco - Friday & Saturday

Monday, February 3rd

  • Monday class schedule
  • School starts at 8:15 and ends at 3:45
  • Uniform: regular uniform
  • Prayer Service: Faculty Reflection
  • G/B Soccer games vs. Reicher Catholic HS @ Reicher - G/ 5:00pm; B/7:00pm - 2102 N 23rd St, Waco, TX 76708, USA



It was a quiet week with over 30 students attending the March for Life

However school, and prayer services, carried on despite our reduced numbers.

And for Mass, Father Sang from Christ the King Catholic Church in Belton came to celebrate Mass and really lifted our spirits

Thank you Father Sang for coming to celebrate Mass with us!



Senior Reagan Smith was presented with the Forensics Degree of Premier distinction.

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Congratulations Reagan! This is a remarkable achievement! The award was presented by past recipients of the award, Faithann Go and Alyssa Snyder.



The 2020 Pilgrimage of students from Holy Trinity CHS and Dominic Savio CHS began with a beautiful Mass celebrated in our Fr. Charles Davis Chapel by Fr. Kurtis of St. Mary's Catholic Church. He inspired the students to live out the pilgrimage of the coming days through personal and humble acts of Charity - small gestures of charity towards anyone and everyone they encountered during their trip. He called on them to remember Saint Agnes, whose feast day it was, who through her constancy and humility accomplished great things. Each of them, Fr. Kurtis reminded them, could emulate that in the constancy of their charity and humility as they joined the throngs on the Mall in Washington, DC.

After Mass, all the students and chaperones were invited to dinner in our KC Hall.

A delicious dinner organized and served by Mrs. Rockwood and Ms. Snyder helped unite the students from Dominic Savio CHS and HT CHS before they all set off in the 2 charter buses towards DC.

Images from their trip...

We are so proud of all these students and all the chaperones who accompanied them! They Drove for hours, slept on the bus, slept one night on the floor of Elizabeth Seton CHS gym floor, attended Mass at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC, toured a few sites in Washington, and most especially Marched for LIFE, enthusiastically and with joy. They represented us all and we are so grateful to them for going on this mission trip.

Thank you to all the Dominic Savio and HT students and chaperones!



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No new acceptances were announced recently.



Holy Trinity was excited to welcome two new students this past week!


The Pro-Life club's Annual Sadie Hawkins Dance is Friday, Feb. 7th from 8 pm - 11:30 pm.

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New Library Hours for Spring 2020

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Summer Programs at Holy Trinity

Students and Parents,

The Summer Programs page of Holy Trinity's website has been updated, and if you are interested in applying to any summer programs, please go to and check out the programs being offered. Deadlines are coming up soon for some of the programs, so make sure you get your application submitted by the deadline.

If you have any questions about the summer programs, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Cheryl Sanders, Counselor




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


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.



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:


See you soon, Class of 2024!

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Future Celtics Sam Kwan, Henri Summers, William Olivos, and Adan Torralva enjoy lunch in our KC Hall.