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Reflection 222

Shining On The Inside

Cleanse first the inside of the cup so that the outside also may be clean.” (Matthew 23:26) 
If you ever served in the military, you might recall an “instruction” from an inspection during basic training. “...nice shine on those boots, recruit...but let me see the back...the heels of those boots.” Harassment, perhaps, but in retrospect, it makes us look as good on the outside as those weeks of training made you look on the inside. Jesus' rebuke of the Pharisees is meant as much for us today as it was for them back then. Today, we have the luxury of social media where ads entice us as to make ourselves look better on the outside...but it’s what’s inside...perhaps deep down...that counts. So let’s give some thought to what’s on the inside...our intentions, our pride, our jealousy. Let’s seek forgiveness, even if it’s only internally in our hearts. Once the inside is in good order, then cleaning the outside becomes easy, but it’s not a “team sport” rather it’s in partnership with Jesus that we learn to clean the inside. It is He that will show us where and how to best steward ourselves. With His help, let’s become better stewards.

"You Can’t Out Do God’s Generosity”

We are reducing our contribution counting and reporting to every other week to minimize the health risks to our counters.
Holy Trinity Collections  September 5-6 and 12-13, 2020
Offertory                        $12,886
MMR                                 4,107
Catholic University              835
Capuchin Appeal                 755
Total                             $18,583

Holy Trinity Attendance

                                          Sep 5-6                  Sep 12-13
Sat/ 4:30PM                             76                              70
Sun/ 8:00AM                            75                              67
Sun/ 10:30AM                          71                              73
Total                                        220                            210

Thank you for your generous giving

Stewardship and Some Good News on the CoronaVirus #27

We’re still looking for GOOD NEWS as week 27 begins. We are now entering week 15 of celebrating Mass at Holy Trinity Church (in our clean and sanitized gym) as Fr Mike’s successful social distancing, mask wearing, sanitizing policy has become a reality. 
The coronavirus is still with us as our new cases continue to doesn’t seem as if we did a good job in “reopening our community.” Yes, we’re still required to wear a mask and stay at home. No dinner guests, no beach activities, etc. We are beginning to have a hard time remaining hopeful that these actions will allow us to return to ournew normal.” Let’s continue the virtue of patience even when it is difficult. Let’s join with Pope Francis and pray for an end to this pandemic.
And yes, there is good news:
  1. A reboot of “Doogie Howser, MD” focusing on a 16 year old juggling medical and teen life in Hawaii is in the works   
  2. Officially, Oktoberfest 2020 is cancelled, but tents and booths have been set up in many German let’s celebrate virtually with them.
  3. When it comes to CoronaVirus...common sense is not so common...chose common sense anyway.
  4. Congratulations to the 77 new first year medical students at UH School of Medicine. Their “white coat” ceremony held virtually via zoom. 
  5. A homeless family of 5 was dependent on the local public library in Charlotte, NC for internet service for children’s homework, then a benefactor paid for a hotspot and the children’s education can continue. 
  6. Moderna expects 20 million vaccine doses to be available by the end of 2020.
  7. Wear our mask, maintain distance and wash your hands. 
  8. Keeping up to date with Holy Trinity...easy. Check our website for the latest news and do make your reservation for Mass at 


Remember the value of what we have is truly realized only when lost. We’re learning to value our health and to care for one another. It’s the prayer of Stewardship at Holy Trinity that when this is over...that we remember the sacrifices we’ve made and learn to appreciate what we  have.  Let’s look forward to returning to the new normalchurch, our seat and most of the parishioner sitting beside us...even if at 6 feet away. Let’s remember the value of what we have when the good times return. Stay safe, wear a mask, wash your hands; looking forward to seeing you in our gym at Mass as well.