I hope this letter finds you safe and well. We are living through a very strange and unsettling time. I pray every day that we will soon be able to be together at Mass, with our families and friends, at work and at school. I pray also for those who are sick, those who are experiencing financial hardship and those who are suffering emotionally.
As you may recall, I was infected with the Coronavirus several weeks ago. I was blessed with great medical care and was deeply humbled by the hundreds of messages of support I received. I am now fully recovered and released from quarantine by my doctors.
Throughout the duration of the pandemic Fr. Ryan, Deacon Ken and the staff of Most Holy Trinity and I are working hard to continue to fulfill our mission to help the needy and provide spiritual care to our parishioners and friends. Today I write to you with an update of those efforts. I hope you will participate in the life of the parish however you can.
Fr. Ryan and I say Mass every day in English and Spanish and livestream Mass every Sunday at 10 a.m. in Spanish and 12 noon in English. You can find these Masses on Facebook, on our website and on our YouTube channel, which we share with our sister parish, The Basilica of Ste. Anne de Detroit.
Our food pantry is open to clients every Tuesday and Thursday from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. to serve people in need. Food donations can be dropped off outside the rectory on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Please click here for a list of needed items. We are also in need of monetary donations. You can donate online here or by mailing a check to the parish office.
Light a Candle
During the Covid-19 closure, many people have asked if they can have a candle lit in the church for their special intentions. We are happy to announce that the answer is yes! Please click here to purchase your candle. Our staff will place your candle in the church, light it for you, pray for you and email you a photo.
Most Holy Trinity School Virtual Open House
Our teachers and administrators have been doing great work with distance learning during the Covid-19 closure, and I thank them for their dedication. Our team has also been providing breakfast and lunch to students in need during the closure. We are thrilled to announce that our school will be hosting a Virtual Open House on Sunday, May 3. Please spread the word to anyone you know who is looking for a great school in the city. Check out our school web page and Facebook page for more information.
Follow Us on Facebook
Please like us on Facebook so you can stay up to date on everything going on at Most Holy Trinity Parish and School. We are posting Masses, inspirational talks from Fr. Ryan, news and uplifting messages all the time. Please stay connected to us while we must be apart!
We will be offering Eucharisitc Adoration from the outside of the rectory at the Basilica of Ste. Anne de Detroit everyday through May 15 from 1:30 p.m. to midnight. Please come drive by or on foot and observe all social distance guidelines as you spend time with Jesus.
Support Most Holy Trinity Parish
With the cancellation of Masses and the financial hardship many people are facing, donations to our parish have gone down considerably. We still rely on the generosity of our parishioners and friends to keep our parish running. If you are able to make a financial donation at this time, please consider supporting Most Holy Trinity. Donations can be made online or by mail. Thank you!
A Final Word
Before I say goodbye, I would like to end with these words of hope from Pope Francis, which he gave in his homily on the pandemic.
Like the disciples, we will experience that with Him on board there will be no shipwreck. Because this is God's strength: turning to the good everything that happens to us, even the bad things. He brings serenity into our storms because with God life never dies.
May God bless you always.
Yours in Christ,
Msgr. Chuck Kosanke