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Issue 11 Spring 2014
Holy Trinity/St. Michael Spring 2014 Newsletter
I received good feedback from the book Rediscover
Catholicism that was given out at Christmas. The
book, by Matthew Kelly, reminds us of the beauty
of our Catholic faith and the universal call to
A beautiful part of our Catholic faith is the season
of Lent, which begins with the blessing and
imposition of ashes. This year, we have a late start
to Lent (March 5th) but hopefully, it will guarantee a
warm, pleasant Easter (April 20th).
The ashes are symbolic of the shortness of life and
the call to prayer, fasting and weeks of service and
mercy. Masses for Ash Wednesday are 6 a.m. and
7:45 a.m. at Holy Trinity and 6:30 p.m. at St.
Michael. Stations of the Cross and area wide
Penance Services are also a prayerful part of Lent.
Stay tuned to the bulletin for dates and times.
May Lent 2014, be a meaningful time for all of us
to rediscover Catholicism. Several books are still
available, if you lost yours or didnt receive one. It
is a great book highly recommended by Bishop
A blessed Lent,
Fr. Ed Kornath
Holy Trinity School News
Its hard to believe that we have just finished
the first semester, which means the school year
is half over. Our 3rd
are preparing to take the Iowa Basic testing the
beginning of March, so please keep them in
your prayers during this time,
Catholic Schools Week: The week started out
with two days off due to the cold weather, but
we still managed to have a great week. The
Spelling Bee (Grades 5-8) was held on
Wednesday, January 29th
, and the top two
spellers compete in the district bee in February.
Congratulations to Reagan Dricken 1st,
Dominic Zillmer 2nd
, and Everett Quissek
(alternate). Thursday started out with Mass and
was dress your best day. The students looked
wonderful all dressed up. Thursday evening the
Holy Trinity students had their science fair
projects displayed in the church basement for
everyone to see. The week ended with an all
school trip to Lighthouse Lanes for a fun-filled
afternoon of bowling! Thanks for your support
of Catholic Education.
Chili Dinner: It was a successful event. A hot
bowl of chili with sides and dessert along with
good fellowship made the chilly weather more
bearable. We brought in $851.00.
Congratulations: Kate Butschlick in 3rd
earned a 2nd
place finish for her Dig Deep
poster in the Conservation Poster contest.
Athletes: As the basketball season comes to the
end, we would like to congratulate the boys and
girls who played and practiced hard. Several
trophies were added to our trophy case this
season. Go Wildcats!
Kindergarten Open House: A special open
house for the 3K, 4K and 5K was held on
Thursday, February 6th
Registration: It is registration time for the
2014/2015 school year. We have a wonderful
School Family incentive program this year. If a
school family enrolls a new family to Holy
Trinity School, both the new family and the
school family receive a $500 Drexel Building
Supply voucher and a $500 Tuition credit. So
now is a great time to enroll at HTS.
Again we would like to thank you for your
continued support of Holy Trinity School.
Without your help, all this would not be
The caring, supportive community of Holy
Trinity School might be just what youre
looking for-an environment where your child
A Catholic education offers many benefits,
Opportunities for spiritual growth
Its never too late to enroll in Catholic school.
Call us and find out why Catholic education is
Jodi Casetta, Principal
Holy Trinity Buildings & Grounds
Our broken central vac has been replaced and
paid for. Money for this unit came from four
members of our parish, whose names will be
kept anonymous with the highest amount being
$500.00 and the other three paying the rest. We
thank those that helped out and give yourselves
a pat on the back. THANKS
Cleaning the first part of January, which was a
good crew that came in, we found that we could
use a vacuum with a hose on it to clean up the
hard to reach areas. A lot of salt was brought in
and it gets to areas that cant be reached with
the other vacuums. One of our small vacs went
on the blink and it is not worth fixing per the
vacuum people in West Bend. A new one
would be $60.00. We use these small hand
vacuums for stair areas. So if there are some
good working vacs available, drop them off in
the Narthex furnace room. It would be
Thanks to Jim L., the small water heater was
replaced in the sacristy closet. It lasted about
11 years. It was replaced with a 2- gallon
one. The former was a 6 gallon one. It is used
to wash the Mass chalice and cups.
We have another problem with a leaking
heating pipe in the church boiler room. Andy
P. has temporarily patched part of the pipe and
we are hoping that the leak dont get too bad so
we can repair it later, after the heating season.
Thanks Andy for staying on top of these
problems. He also indicated there is a water
pipe in the school basement that needs
We have a couple months of Winter left and
then its Spring. Yeah!
H.T. Human Concerns Committee
HT first graders adopt seminarians.
A recent item in the bulletin caught the eye of
Leann Butschlick, and because she acted on it,
all the current seminarians at St. Francis
Seminary have now been adopted by members
of Holy Trinity parishioners.
In the past, adults have volunteered to step up
and write to the seminarians. Butschlick
wondered if students at Holy Trinity could
participate in the program and spoke to Human
Concerns member Judy Harlow about the
Harlow was delighted with the idea, especially
considering the wonderful experience it would
be for the children and how the seminarians
would respond to cards and prayers from little
Is Catholic education the
answer to your prayers?
Butschlick got the green light to proceed from
principal, Jody Casetta, and got started,
volunteering the first grade, which includes her
Just before Christmas, Mrs. Tammy Duff, who
was subbing while the class regular teacher,
Betsy Simon, was out on maternity leave,
explained the project. The children were eager
to help out.
Duff said the children made some beautiful
Christmas cards and, They know these men
are going to become priests.
There are seven kids in the first grade, and the
boys adopted one of the candidates and the girls
the other, according to Butschlick. In January,
Butschlick planned to help the class write
letters to the seminarians, and In February we
are sending Valentines, she said, adding,
Beyond that, I dont know.
Recently, the children were asked how they
thought the seminarians would feel when they
get their cards. David Zillmer responded by
saying, I think they will feel good because I
said, I love you and you will be an awesome
priest. Adopting a seminarian makes me
happy because we are helping people said
Anna Amerling, while Maddie Marquardt said
I feel great because we will have a new
The other participants included: Luke Okrent,
Landon Daniel, Mara Butschlick and Emily
Butschlick also spoke to Fr. Ed about
expanding on the idea of teaching the children
about how men prepare for the priesthood. I
had talked to Father Ed before his vacation, and
he said after he returned, he was going to talk to
the class about being in the seminary.
Because of cancelled school days, Fr. Ed has
not been able to visit the class but says he still
plans to do so. Fr. Ed wholeheartedly
applauded the list of children adopting the
Already Butschlick has had a note from one of
the candidates. He responded to a cover letter
she sent along with the childrens cards.
I think they will get a kick out of it, especially
if we keep it going Butschlick said and
concerning the possibility of attending the
ordination of these men added, That would be