ALIVE IN FAITH, CALLED TO DISCIPLESHIP
Holy Trinity's Men's Group is a group of men who meet together in the Heritage Room on the 1st and 3rd of the month from 7:00-8:30am(excluding the summer months). The current program being used is "That Man Is You", which involve topics that effect men in their daily walk through work, faith, marriage, and children. Men, regardless of age or marital status can join at any time.
Holy Trinity's Women's Group meets every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month, from 6:30-8:00pm in the Heritage Room. This group is focused on topics concerning women and faith. Resources are often pulled from the FORMED website, which is available to all parishioners on the parish homepage, www.holytrinityswanton.com. This group currently meets year round.
Adult Bible Study
Offered on the 1st and 3rd Monday evenings of the month from 7:00pm-9:00pm(excluding the summer months). Jeff Cavin’s "Acts of the Apostles", will continue in the fall, which is a part of a 24 week course lasting through the 2017 calendar year.
Y Disciple Program
Older youth, grades 9-12, are invited to join Sunday evenings twice a month for 90 minutes from September to May. The program consists of 4 small group sessions and 2 large groups sessions; large groups come together at the parish for activities, community service opportunities and fellowship. The small group sessions include a video presentation and guided discussions in a home environment. Contact Jennifer Ruetz at 419-644-4014 for more information.
Challenge Girls Club
A team based, girls led program for girls in 5th -8th grade to grow in knowledge of their Catholic faith, friendship with Christ, and make a difference and positive impact on their families, friends and in the world around them. Contact CC Christopherson at email@example.com.
Conquest Boys Club
A program led by Catholic men who want to help their sons grow in virtue. It is for boys grades K-8. The group meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month, from 6:00pm - 8:00pm in the Community Center(school gym). Contact Jim Christopherson for more details at 419-644-2077.
Little Flower Girls
A Catholic Club for girls ages 3-12 that teaches virtues through scripture, saints' biographies and the Catechism of the Catholic Church. The group meets every 4th Thursday of the month(September - May) from 6:00pm - 7:30pm at the Fr. Snyder rectory house. Contact Erica Eisel at 419-343-7932, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alpha is a series of ten interactive sessions that explores Christian faith. It is a parish tool for evangelization that is based on hospitality, sharing and prayer. Each session includes a meal, a talk and small group discussion.
A simple, humble, monthly gathering of uplifting witness, prayer and worship. Our ignite service is every third Wednesday of the month(excluding summer months) at 7pm in the church.
Our Parish Religious Education Program welcomes all students in Grades 1-8 who are not attending a Catholic school or receiving religious education at home. Students attend class on Sundays from September through April. Classes are designed to assist the parents in educating their children in the Catholic faith. Teachers follow the Religion Course of Study for each grade prepared by the Catholic Diocese of Toledo. Students in grade 2 receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Communion. Students in grade 8 receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. There are sessions for both parents and students regarding the Sacraments, as well as retreats for the students. Our preparation for Sacraments is a two year process, so students are required to have attended a religious education program for both 1st and 7th grades prior to receiving the Sacraments in 2nd and 8th grade. Please contact Jeff and Nikki Humason for further details - 419-824-5103
All parishioners are invited and encouraged to participate in one or more of the Liturgical Ministries for our worshipping community. Eucharistic Ministers help to distribute the Body & Blood of Christ at Communion during our Liturgies, as well as taking Communion to the homebound. Lectors proclaim the Scriptures at our parish Liturgies. Cantors or Song Leaders lead the singing for our Liturgies. Servers are young people, fourth grade and older, who assist the priest during the Liturgy, and Ushers/Greeters help welcome people to the church, as well as assist with the church collection and Communion lines. Please contact the parish office if you have any interest in helping out in any of our Liturgical Ministries - Parish Office: 419-644-4014
St.Vincent de Paul Society, Communion to Homebound and Nursing Homes, Visitation of Hospitalized, Prayer Chain, Welcome Committee, Neighborhood Ministry, Bereavement/ Survivor group, 24 hr Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, Funeral dinners, Choir, and Praise Band. Call the parish office for more information 419-644-4014.
HOLY TRINITY CATHOLIC PARISH
2649 US Highway 20 Swanton, OH 43558