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SIGN UP FOR FAITH FORMATION TODAY!  We are honored to walk with your child on their faith journey. The Faith Formation Program usually meets each Wednesday evening from 6:30 PM to 7:45 PM in the Holy Trinity School Building from September through early May. This year, classes will begin in September 22nd. HT’s Faith Formation Program supports and enriches the faith development of Holy Trinity’s public school students in the 1st through 8th grades. 2021-2022 Faith Formation Registration Form. For questions, contact John Mertes at johnm@holytrinitydm.org or call 255-3162 ext. 224.

OUR NEXT BAPTISM CLASS IS TUESDAY-SEPTEMBER 28TH It is time to register for our next Baptism Class on Sept. 28th. If you would like your child baptized at HT, a Baptism Class is required. We are excited to share with your family the love & grace of our Father in Baptism. To register, call the Parish Office at 255-3162 ext. 128.

WALKATHON 2021 “Extend, Expand, and Adapt our Learning!” Mark your calendar for Oct. 9! We are back with a live walk and celebration following the 4:30 PM Mass. Friends, family, alumni, and neighbors are invited to join, whether through participating in the walk itself, or through donations towards your child’s classroom total. PayPal will be the main way to donate, but other forms can be found on the Walkathon Webpage. 

SAVE THE DATE FOR OUR NEXT HEALING MASS ON FRIDAY-OCTOBER 15TH If you or a family member desire God’s healing grace, come to the Healing Mass Friday October 15 at 10AM. We will offer the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick during this liturgy. Anyone experiencing pain or distress whether mental, physical, or spiritual, is a candidate for the Sacrament. We are requesting that parishioners make a reservation with Dan Maxcy, Pastoral Care Minister. Please call the Parish office at 255-3162 ext. 124.

FROM THE DIOCESE OF DES MOINES On Aug. 6, the Diocese adjusted its COVID-19 mitigation strategy in response to an increase in virus cases, the new CDC guidance and the advice of local medical consultants. The Diocese is now recommending, not requiring, masks for parishioners over the age of five during all indoor liturgies and other indoor parish events. Further, beginning on Saturday, August 14th masks are required for all clergy and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion during the distribution of communion. Please contact the parish office if you have any questions.

IMPORTANT SCRIP NEWS It’s back….beginning August 1st the standing orders for SCRIP will be reinstated.  Effective August 1st, standing orders on file will again be filled and debited for the month. The email address for orders is htscrip@htschool.org.  Families may still purchase e-cards or reload cards online. We have had some volunteers step forward….THANK YOU!!  School backpack/student pick-up will resume in September. If you would like to help with this program, please email the address above. If you have questions, contact Mary at 255-3162 ext. 123.

OUR CORONAVIRUS page has the most recent updates including CDC Quarantine Options and FLU vs Covid-19: What you should know from the Polk County Health Dept plus please read this letter from all the Bishops in Iowa about taking the COVID Vaccine. Polk County Public Health has additional guidance for the Diocesan School Mitigation Plan for students/faculty/staff to address COVID TESTING Wait Time: Anyone waiting results of a COVID test must stay home until the test results come back to verify it is a Negative test. IDPH LINK | 3 KEY STEPS WAITING FOR RESULTS LINK | CDC LINK Please review the 21-22  Diocesan School Mitigation Plan updated Sept 21.

PRAYER RESOURCES / PRAYER FOR SPIRITUAL COMMUNION HERE