I am proud to be a part of Blessed Trinity and proud of what we have been able to accomplish together in the short time I have been here. These accomplishments cover a variety of areas and have required the participation and support of a broad range of parishioners. Blessed Trinity people have stepped forward with volunteer hours and skills and with financial support that have made a significant impact on the quality of our parish life and space. For example, the Council of Catholic Women (CCW), Men’s Club and the Knights of Columbus have all increased their membership and executed very successful fundraising events; the Youth Ministry has gone on successful mission trips and organized a very effective program of Peer Ministry; Faith Formation is launching a new and hopefully helpful program schedule this Fall; the Pastoral Council is organizing the fourth Annual Parish Assembly for this fall; the Alive in Christ capital campaign of the Diocese has brought direct benefit now by funding part of the Welcome Center project; the Hispanic Ministry has organized several “Lunches” to support the Welcome Center; the Finance Committee has effectively overseen some capital improvements, such as, the refurbishing of the restrooms in the Parish Center and putting new roofs on the Rectory and White House; some “big ticket” items have been done through the joint effort of the CCW and Men’s Club, such as placing granite parish signs at the Anderson and Hurd street entrances and replacing the appliances in the Parish Hall kitchen; and the Arts and Environment Committee has been instrumental in bringing some Faith symbols of the old church, i.e. stations of the cross, stained glass windows and improvements in the narthex to our new church.
A giant step in recent accomplishments has been the conversion of our old church building into our new Blessed Trinity Welcome Center. This facility will be of multi-purpose use. It will house the Parish Offices, supply new meeting rooms for group use, give the Youth Ministry a new home and provide an energy-efficient setting for daily Mass. I am very happy to see a major player on the Blessed Trinity campus take its rightful place in serving and facilitating parish activities. I am even happier to say that this project has been done on a pay-as-we-go basis thanks in large part to your generous support through our parish share of the Alive in Christ campaign.
I come now to the purpose of this letter which is to introduce the Blessed Trinity Memory Wall. These giant steps in building our sense of parish community must be celebrated. It is not the “things” that are important so much as the people who made them happen. The Memory Wall will enshrine forever the names of the people
who either were early or current “builders” of Blessed Trinity and the names of people who are members or friends of members of Blessed Trinity. The Vietnam War Memorial has demonstrated the power of inscribing in honor the names of people who are important to us. Each one of us can think of a person whose name should be on the Memory Wall – parishioners who have gone on to their Eternal Reward or those who are still among us or have moved to another part of town or the country. Also, we have friends and loved ones who names we want preserved in this place of honor.
The Memory Wall is located in a high pedestrian traffic route along the rear of the Welcome Center at eye level on the sidewalk going from the parking lot to the Parish Center. All who enter the main doors of the church have their curiosity piqued by seeing it on the left as they enter the church.
Along with honoring the memory of deceased or living friends and relatives, the Memory Wall provides an ongoing source of special funds for the parish. 50% of the proceeds will be put aside for Blessed Trinity’s major maintenance needs, such as A/C and roof replacement. 50% will be allocated to debt reduction.
The plaques above are located to each side of the memory
The Memory Wall will be composed of engraved brick pavers, similar to the brick above
1st Comm 4-17-2010
|Gus & Linda Ramirez
|† Miguel Martinez
July 8, 2010
|† In loving memory
|Smith Family Reunion
August 8-9, 2010
|With gratitude to
|For my Grandchildren
Jon & Filomena Cruz
George & Karen Filo
I am hoping that the Memory Wall will beautify a focal area of our campus as well as be a reminder to hold the people whose names are inscribed in prayer and honor. I invite you to be part of the Memory Wall; I hope that every vital member of the parish participate in the Memory Wall so that it can reach its full expression soon.
Also, of course, first come – first served.
Please click here to download the order form that has information on ordering and paying for your Memory Wall brick(s). Please contact the Parish Office for any further information.
Fr. Roland S. Nadeau MS, Pastor