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 Sarah Roof for further details - 419-644-4014
Faith groups ranging anywhere from 6-12 people, held at multiple locations, including the Parish Center as well as homes of parishioners. The group format is to meet for fellowship and a gathering prayer, read through the Sunday Gospel for the upcoming weekend, watch a video describing the Gospel in more detail, and review the reading with some discussion questions among the group. Days of the week and start times vary for each group. There are two sessions per year, a Fall & Spring Session, each lasting approximately 8 weeks. Please contact Sarah Roof at email@example.com, or 419-644-4014 if you are interested in joining or leading a group.
Adult Bible Study
Offered on the 1st and 3rd Monday evenings of the month from 7:00pm-9:00pm(excluding the summer months). Studies are provided through Ascension Press by Jeff Cavins, and focus on various books of the bible from the Old and New Testaments.
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 Sarah Roof 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. The group meetings take place on the 2nd & 4th Thursdays of the month. Contact CC Christopherson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
Alpha is an adult 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 6:30pm in the church.
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, Neighborhood Ministry, Bereavement/ Survivor group, 24 hr Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, Funeral Luncheons, Choir, and Praise Band, Altar Rosary Society, Catholic Order of Foresters, Social Committee, Catholic War Vets/Auxiliary, Knights of Columbus. Call the parish office for more information 419-644-4014.
ALIVE IN FAITH, CALLED TO DISCIPLESHIP
HOLY TRINITY CATHOLIC PARISH
2649 US Highway 20 Swanton, OH 43558