Religious Education & Youth Ministry

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Religious Education

2022 Holy Trinity RE Calendar

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2022 Holy Trinity RE Registration Form

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Totus Tuus Summer Youth Program (Grades 1-12)

What is Totus Tuus?
Totus Tuus is a week-long fun, faith filled summer catechetical program dedicated to the youth with the mission to evangelize and teach the faith of the Church.

Totus Tuus is Latin for “Totally Yours” and is the motto for Pope St. John Paul II. The phrase is taken from St. Louis de Montfort’s great work, True Devotion to Mary, and it represents our desire to give ourselves entirely to Jesus Christ through the hands of his Immaculate Mother.

Who will be teaching our youth?
Totus Tuus gathers together missionaries (college students and seminarians from our very own diocese) onto “teams” of four. These teams tour the Diocese throughout the summer, evangelizing and INSPIRING all those they encounter.

General Program Info:
The programs are divided into morning sessions for grades 1-6 and evening sessions are for grades 7-12.

Grades 1-6: The daytime program is for those going into grades 1-6 and consists of games, catechesis, songs, Holy Mass, and an exciting end-of-the-week water fight! The daytime program runs from 9:00am to 2:30pm. Plan to bring a sack lunch Monday-Thursday, snacks and beverages are provided.

Friday we will have a cookout or pizza party followed by a giant water fight and popsicles/ice cream!!

Grades 7-12: The evening program is for those going into grades 7-12 and consists of social time, small group discussion, games, Eucharistic adoration, Confession, and great talks by the Totus Tuus team members. This evening program runs from 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Snacks and Beverages provided!!!!

Parish: The whole parish, however, is blessed by the missionary efforts of the Totus Tuus team! There are opportunities for our entire parish to be part of this week-long program in different ways (see registration form for volunteer opportunities). The teams stay with parish host families for the week and share their mission with everyone they meet. There will also be a Parish Potluck on Wednesday evening of each week starting at 6:00 PM. What a great opportunity to bless our parish by bringing our entire parish family together!

Benefits and Blessings:

  • Parents see their children grow in love for Jesus and his Church
  • Host families witness true models of the Faith
  • Priests are assisted in their ministry & are able to offer Sacraments to the youngest of their flock
  • Youth are given the opportunity to participate in a fun, informative, and inspiring summer program at their own parish!

2022 When and Where: July 16-23: Holy Trinity (Winsted)

Grades 1-6: July 17-22 from 9:00am – 2:30pm

Grades 7-12: July 16-21 from 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Registration, Parish volunteer opportunities

  • See registration form for registration details and volunteer opportunities
  • Cost is 10.00 per child or 30.00 cap-per family- Scholarships ARE available!

Questions? Contact:  Leah Cathey 320-300-8662     [email protected]

Leslie Littfin 952-215-4954      [email protected]

Registration for Summer 2022:  Click to Download Registration form

Ultimate Frisbee

Ultimate Frisbee! All youth grades 7-12 are invited to join Fr. John on Wednesdays 6:30-8:00pm during the summer for ultimate frisbee. Our first evening will be June 8. We will meet at Weinbeck field in Winsted. Permission slips are required. You can find them in the back of all three churches and on the parish website.

ultimate frisbee – FIELD TRIP PERMISSION AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT FINAL

Youth Ministry Opportunities in the New Ulm Diocese

Hey Holy Trinity parish youth! Check out the variety of events hosted by the Diocese of New Ulm to help you grow in your faith at www.dnu.org/youth! Boys’ and girls’ camps, the Rome pilgrimage, high school retreats (TEC and Broom Tree), Rallies and Diocesan Youth Council are just some of the many excellent opportunities for you to tap into.

Questions? Contact Kevin Losleben, Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry for Diocese of New Ulm at [email protected]

Youth Mission Trip

Holy Trinity Mission Trip
Since the summer of 2000, Holy Trinity has offered a high school youth mission trip each summer for students in grades 9-12. Youth from Holy Trinity Parish and School are welcome and encouraged to join in this wonderful opportunity!

HT partners with Youthworks, Inc. to provide a Christ centered mission trip for our teenage youth. We want teenagers to understand who God is, how God sees them, and how God may use them to impact our world. We know mission trip experiences can be a powerful discipleship tool for our youth ministry. We believe that God is at work in the life of every teenager, even in ways that we can’t see, and our responsibility is to help create an environment where the Holy Spirit can continue that work!

The trips take place in a variety of places across the US. During the weeklong trip the teens have a chance to work with other church/youth groups and provide a variety of service projects to the communities we serve in-like running a day camp for kids, painting homes, doing yard work and small improvement projects, visiting elderly, working at soup kitchens, and much more.  Not only is the mission trip about our service to others but also incorporates individual faith growth. Every morning the youth have a devotional time for self-prayer. Each evening after our work is done there is an activity in the community and/or cultural learning opportunities. Every night there is club time which is a time for prayer, scripture, and music, which is followed by time spent with just our group from HT. So you can see it is more than just work~it is a retreat too!  You can also find more information on the Youthworks website (www.youthworks.com). These trips have changed the lives of many people over the past 20+ years!

Questions? Contact Katie Kielkucki @ 651-468-8109 or  [email protected]