Weekly Update

Monday, November 11th, 2019


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Week of November 11th

Monday, November 11th - VETERANS DAY

  • Monday class schedule
  • School starts at 8:15 and ends at 3:45
  • Uniform: patriotic Red, White, and Blue OR regular uniform
  • Prayer Service: NHS Presentation: Major Sean Dunstan, Capt. Justin Perez, & Capt. Lilly Erickson discuss their service in the US ARMY.
  • TAPPS One-Act State Competition - Kerrville (11/11 and 11/12)

Tuesday, November 12th

  • Tuesday class schedule
  • School starts at 8:15 and ends at 3:45
  • Uniform: regular uniform
  • Prayer Service: Praise & Worship (PWP)
  • TAPPS One-Act State Competition - Kerrville (11/11 and 11/12)


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

Thursday, November 14th

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

Friday, November 15th

  • Friday class schedule
  • School starts at 8:15 and ends at 3:45
  • Uniform: spirit wear
  • Prayer Service: Adoration
  • Girls Basketball game @ Austin Hill Country HS - 6pm
  • Boys Basketball game @ Austin Hill Country HS - 7:30pm

Saturday, November 16th

  • Forensics Academic competition - China Springs - all day
  • Esto Vir Men's Retreat (thru Sunday Nov. 17th) @ Eagles Wings Retreat Center in Burnet

Monday, November 18th - SWEET MONDAY

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




Thank you Fr. Raia for coming to Holy Trinity and celebrating Mass with us!


Last week was all about Friday: Celtic for a Day, "Out of this World Friday", Prayer Blankets, and our last home Football game!


We welcomed over 40 8th graders to our CELTIC FOR A DAY 2019!

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See you soon, Class of 2024!


Friday was "Out of the World Friday" in support of our "Out of this world" Football Team!

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Friday afternoon, we stiched Prayer Blankets for our Veterans!

Thank you Mrs. Rockwood and the Pro-Life Committee for organizing such a successful Prayer Blankets for Veterans event. The halls on Friday afternoon were filled with the gentle sound of prayer and joyful conversation as students and parent volunteers gathered and stitched together over 50 blankets for our Veterans.
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And Friday ended with another amazing night of athletics and fellowship. Thank you Football and Cheer for what you do to bring our school community together!

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Thank you Coaches Koch and Powell for your dedication to our team and to our school.

Thank you Cheer for supporting your Celtic FB team with such energy!

Thank you to all our volunteers. We couldn't do it without you!

And thank you to all our friends and families who came out to support our Celtics!

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We closed the night with Senior Night 2019 for Football and Cheer. Thank you Seniors for your dedication to our school!



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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Congratulations to Andrew Stephenson!

He has been accepted to Sterling College in Kansas.

Congratulations to Ashley Olivos!

She has been accepted to Sam Houston State University.

Congratulations to Dominique Weisbruch!

She has been accepted to Texas A&M University.

Congratulations to Jewel Torre-Amaya!

She has been accepted to Sul Ross University.

Congratulations to Reagan Ramsey!

She has been accepted to Sul Ross University.

Congratulations to Spencer Belbeck!

He has been accepted to Blinn College.



Annual HTCHS Thanksgiving Luncheon scheduled for Nov. 19th.

Our Annual Thanksgiving luncheon is scheduled for Tuesday, November 19th. This is a delicious meal open to all our families and friends. Tickets are $8.50/plate. Tickets are available for purchase until Wednesday the 13th. All family members are welcome but we need a headcount by this week to prepare our meal.

Library FEED THE NEED TO READ contest

All students are 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!


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!

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.


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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.

Kathryn Whitaker to speak at St. Mary's Catholic School Nov. 17th

Come join St. Mary's for an extraordinary event: Katherine Whitaker will be coming to St. Mary’s, Sunday November 17th a FREE EVENT 2:00pm. Kathryn is the mom of six and wife to a pretty amazing Catholic man. Kathryn Whitaker is a sixth-generation Texan, Catholic author, blogger, speaker, and in her free time she operates a freelance graphic designer business who shares what it’s like raising a raucous Catholic family. She blogs about what she knows: big families, carpool, prematurity, her beloved Aggies, her faith, DIY/organization projects, finding God in the details and the occasional glass of wine at 10am.

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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Donations and Volunteers are still needed for our Christmas Bazaar!

Hello Celtic Families,

Our annual Celtic Christmas Bazaar is fast approaching!! We are in need of volunteers and donations for this fun event!

  • We need at least 5-10 more students and parents to step up and help the day before and day of with set-up and tear down.
  • We need about 5 students to be elves for the Children's Mart and help kids buy their gifts for their family.
  • We NEED DONATIONS for the Children's Mart! Any new or gently used items for fathers, mothers, brothers, and sisters would be greatly appreciated. Those items can include jewelry, glass decorative items, tools, or anything a child might want to gift their parents with or siblings. Please bring your donations to the front office.

Thank you for supporting this fun event with your time, treasure, and talent!

Jordanna Richesin

Development Coordinator


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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Thank you Fr. Raia for coming to celebrate Mass with us!