Image Gallery 2015

Carols by Candlelight & Blessing of the Nativity Set - Wednesday 23 December

Carols by Candlelight

Images: Frank Bugeja & Richard Zaiter

The Parish Fair - Sunday 29 November

Parish Fair

Over 600 people attended the Mass of the Golden Jubilee of the Dedication of the Holy Trinity Church and over 2,000 people attended the fair. Over $14,000 was raised to aid in the repairs and the maintenance of the Church.

Images: Frank Bugeja

Mass of the Golden Jubilee of the Dedication of the Holy Trinity Church - Sunday 29 November

Church Dedication Mass

Celebrant
Very Reverend Peter Williams
Administrator of the Diocese of Parramatta

Images: Frank Bugeja

Farewell Morning Tea for Father Jerson - Sunday 22 November

Farewell Morning Tea for Father Jerson

Images: Frank Bugeja

Friendship Bus Trip - Tuesday 10 November

Visit to Vinegar Hill and Old Parliament House

On the 10th of November, the trip took those who came on the day to the site of the Irish convict uprising at Vinegar Hill in March of 1804, now known as Castle Hill Heritage Park. A visit to Constitution Hill Reserve, another site during the uprising, followed. From here can be seen views of Parramatta. The convicts chose this spot as a rally point; unfortunately for them, they were routed back to Vinegar Hill. A tour of Old Government House in Parramatta Park was the final visit of the day. The coach driver provided an entertaining commentary throughout.

Images: Dan Hale

Friendship Bus Trip - Tuesday 8 September

Visit to Greenbrier Park Garden

The Friendship Group headed to the Southern Highlands. Those who came on the day went to Mittagong for morning tea, then visited Greenbrier Park Gardens, before turning back to a Mittagong club for lunch. A great day for all who attended!

Images: Dan Hale

Fundraising Thank Yous

Two recent events highlight the generosity of our parishioners in their financial support for worthy causes.

Rosette in her cage & Frank (center of photo frame) after finishing the City2Surf fun run with other members of the Royal Rehab team

On Sunday 19 July, Sacramental Co-ordinator and Trinitarian, Rosette Chidiac, agreed to be placed in a toy cage as fellow Trinitarians fundraised her $500 bail! The aim was to raise funds to help the Trinitarians send 4 members to the Australian Catholic Youth Festival in December. Parishioners showed immense support and the TYM team worked harder than ever, raising an impressive amount! The Trinitarians are grateful for the support of parishioners for bailing out their Co-ordinator, and for Rosette for agreeing to participate in this Fundraiser! An impressive $1,477 was raised!

On Sunday 9 August, Website Co-ordinator for the Holy Trinity Parish and Holy Family Parish Websites, Frank Bugeja, took part in the City2Surf Fun Run to raise funds for the Brain Injury Unit at Royal Rehab, the traumatic brain and spinal injury hospital located at Ryde. Frank would like to thank the Parish and parishioners who donated. Over 20 staff members of Royal Rehab and previous patients took part in the fun run and our target of $10,000 was achieved!

Parish Welcome to Father Andrew - Sunday 28 June 2015

Welcome Father Andrew

On Sunday 28th June, after the 9.30am Mass, the Parish hosted a Picnic Day / Sausage Sizzle to officially welcome Father Andrew Bass to Holy Trinity, Granville.

Message from Fr Andrew: I want to thank all those who helped in the organisation and preparation of the picnic day. I am most grateful to everyone for all of the hard work that they put into this. I want to thank, also, everyone who came to the picnic day and to thank you for the gift of the personalised portfolio, engraved pen, and icon of the Blessed Virgin Mary. I am very grateful for the welcome and all the messages of support and encouragement that I have received from so many of you. I had a wonderful day and I hope that I may serve you and serve our Lord faithfully now and into the future. Thank you and God bless you and your families.

Images: Frank Bugeja

Ordination of Father Thomas Bui - Wednesday 24 June 2015

Ordination of Father Thomas Bui

Bishop of Toowoomba, Robert McGuckin greets newly ordained Pio Yong Ho Jang (left) and Thomas Thien Hien Bui (right)

Newly appointed as Assistant Priest to Holy Trinity Parish - Granville and Holy Family Parish - East Granville, Thomas Thien Hien Bui was ordained priest for the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta on Wednesday 24 June in St Patrick’s Cathedral by the Bishop of Toowoomba, Robert McGuckin.

At his ordination, Thomas said being a shepherd to the people and leading them to the Holy Trinity and God’s salvation was an important aspect of the life of a priest. “This is closely connected with serving the Church and God’s people wholeheartedly,” he said.

“I will act in the person of Christ. In particular, I will pour out divine grace on to God’s people in sacraments.”

Thomas said while celibacy was a challenge in today’s world, for him it was an opportunity to serve the Church without reserve. “I am happy to sacrifice my own life for Christ and His Church, as He sacrificed His for me and everyone else,” he said.

Also ordained with Thomas was Pio Yong Ho Jang Pio who will serve as assistant priest in St Michael’s Parish, Baulkham Hills.

Friendship Group Morning Tea

Friendship Group

A view of one of our Friendship Group morning teas in MacKillop Hall with John Borg doing his Bingo call. We always have a good time!

Images: Dan Hale

Dedication of Memorial to Father Campion - 24 May 2015

Memorial to Father Campion

Images: Richard Zaiter

Wildwood Garden Visit - 12 May 2015

Visit to Wildwood Garden

The Friendship Group visited the Wildwood Garden on 12 May. Lovingly crafted over 30 years by Wayne and Sue Tapping, the garden presents a glorious collection of cool climate plants in a natural woodland setting. The garden features a cherry walk, a fragrant daphne hedge and a magnificent waterfall with ponds as well as a large lake. There are sweeping views across the garden, gravel paths and well-placed sculptures including a magnificent sandstone sofa.

Images: Dan Hale

Father Clifford's Last Mass At Holy Trinity Parish - Sunday 26 April 2015

Father Clifford celebrated his last Mass at Holy Trinity Parish on Sunday, 26 April, 2015, before his transfer to Richmond Parish. Father Andrew Bass from Saint Patrick's Cathedral, Parramatta, will be Father Clifford's replacement.

During the Mass, Father Clifford celebrated two notable events. The first of these was the 50th Wedding Anniversary of long term parishioners, Jim and Ann Newell. The other occasion welcomed a young family as they presented their baby for the Sacrament of Baptism.

Images: Richard Zaiter

Father Jerson Celebrates Forty Years Of Priesthood

Father Jerson

Image: Dan Hale

Father Campion Anniversary Mass & Blessing of Church Organ - Sunday 15 March 2015

The 9.30am Mass on Sunday, 15 March 2015, celebrated the passing of Father Campion exactly one year ago. At the Mass, the new church organ made possible through the generosity of his family was blessed. Organist John Portelli played the organ.

Images: Frank Bugeja