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Dec
19
Mass/Giving Tree Drive
 
Dec
21
Christmas Program 6:30 pm
 
Dec
22
Noon dismissal
 
Dec
23 -03
Christmas Holidays
 
Jan
04
School Resumes
 
Jan
15
M.L. King. Jr. Holiday
 
Jan
25
CSD Religious Decathlon
 
Jan
28
HTS Open House
 
Jan
28 -03
Catholic Schools Week
 
Feb
02
Renaissance Faire
 
Feb
02
Staff In-Service Noon dismissal
 
Feb
03
Father/Daughter Dance
 
Feb
09
Staff Prof. Dev. Day No School
 
Feb
19
Presidents Day Holiday No School
 
Mar
02
End of Trimester 2
 
Mar
02
Staff In-Service Noon Dismissal
 
Mar
05 -09
Staff Apprec.
 
Mar
09
Choral Festival
 
Mar
10 -11
Stewardship Commitment Sunday
 
Mar
12 -16
Book Fair
 
Mar
13
Mass and SLE Award Assembly
 
Mar
16 -18
Religious Ed. Congress in L.A.
 
Mar
21 -22
HTS Registration
 
Mar
30
Good Friday
 
Apr
02 -06
Easter Vacation
 
Apr
10
Skate Night
 
Apr
13
Staff Prof. Dev. Day No School
 
Apr
16 -21
Missoula Theatre
 
Apr
20
Staff In-Service Noon Dismissal
 
Apr
26
Mental Math Bowl
 
May
04
Talent Show
 
May
04
Staff In-Service Noon Dismissal
 
May
08
Mothers' Day Tea
 
May
16
Music Recital
 
May
22
Student Council Installation
 
May
22
Sending Forth Mass
 
May
24
8th grade Baccalaureate and Grad.
 
May
24
2:00pm School Dismissal
 
May
28
Memorial Day No School
 
May
31
Field Day
 
Jun
01
Last Day of School 10am Dismissal
 
Jun
01
Mass and SLE Award Ceremony No EDP
 
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Spiritual Formation

Holy Trinity School is a Catholic Parish School and, as such, all students actively participate in the Religion programs. The student looks at life experiences and how they relate to his/her faith. Faith development is presented through the study of Scripture, church doctrine and tradition. All students have religion class daily. Class and school prayer services, and other liturgical celebrations are an integral part of the curriculum in our Catholic school, enabling us to carry out our mission. Students are encouraged to practice Christian action and awareness of the needs of others by participating in a variety of service activities sponsored by the School.

Mass

Grades K-8th celebrate Mass most weeks, and all families are expected to celebrate Mass each Sunday. Prayer services and special Catholic observances will be offered at times throughout the school year.

Sacramental Process

First Reconciliation, First Eucharist, and Confirmation are celebrated as parish community, and registration for formation is through the Faith Formation Ministry. Each is a developmental formation that includes both classroom and parish preparation. The Holy Trinity School Ministry and Faith Formation Ministry together offer classroom study through the religion curriculum, parent meetings, practices, prayer services, and celebration of the sacrament.

The experience of a sacrament is a Communal, parish-wide process, a way of living so as to become more Christ-like, living more fully as God's Holy People. Sacraments are intended to signify how we live our entire lives. Therefore, the preparation for celebration of the sacraments of Confirmation, Penance, and Eucharist is a developmental process that includes both classroom and parish formation:

  • Ongoing reflections and discussions at home of the lived faith of the family
  • Active and regular participation in religion classes at HTS, generally at least two school years before the sacrament is celebrated
  • Weekly celebration of the liturgy by the family
  • Faithful attendance by children and parents in parish-wide, sacramental preparation sessions

The sacramental experience continues to be nurtured through further faith formation following the celebration, deepening the reality of that which has been celebrated.

Sacrament Formation Details:

Penance & Eucharist

Children and their parents have formation for these two sacraments at the same time. Those children who plan to celebrate this sacrament in the second grade must be baptized and need to be actively participating in faith formation in the first and second grades in the parish. Parents will be involved in the child's classroom during some of the faith formation sessions. Both parents and child will participate in six monthly Sunday afternoon gatherings, from October through April, for additional appreciation of the sacraments to be celebrated.

Confirmation

Candidates will celebrate this sacrament in the fall after eighth grade. Youth must be baptized. Formation for the child and parent includes:

  • Religious education in the seventh and eights grade HTS curriculum
  • Participation in the Diocese of Sacramento's "Fired Up" Confirmation day
  • Participation in one summer retreat
  • Completion of service projects/hours

Ongoing formation for both candidates and their parents occurs in a series of special confirmation sessions:

Year One - four Sunday afternoon meetings between October and May

Year Two - seven evening meetings on the second Wednesday of most months