Weekly Bulletin

September: Month of the Seven Sorrows of Mary


The month of September (Overview - Calendar) is dedicated to the Seven Sorrows of Mary. Devotion to the sorrows of the Virgin Mary dates from the twelfth century, when it made its appearance in monastic circles under the influence of St. Anselm and St. Bernard. The Cistercians and then the Servites undertook to propagate it. It became widespread in the fourteenth and especially the fifteenth centuries, particularly in the Rhineland and Flanders, where Confraternities of the Sorrowful Mother sprang up. It was in this context that the first liturgical formularies in her honor were composed. A provincial council of Mainz in 1423 made use of these in establishing a "Feast of the Sorrows of Mary" in reparation for Hussite profanations of her images.

In 1494 the feast appeared in Bruges, where the Precious Blood of Christ was venerated; later on it made its way into France. It did not, however, become widespread in France before Benedict XIII included it in the Roman Calendar in 1727 and assigned it to the Friday before Palm Sunday.


Announcements and Events

There's an App for that!

Holy Trinity has its own app. Visit the Google Play Store or Apple Store and search for Holy Trinity Robinson. The app is free to download and use. We invite input on the app and other items you would like to have included.

Robinson Farmer's Market

Join us every Monday from Jun 5-Oct 16 for our brand NEW Farmers Market!

We'll also be hosting a Winter Market on the First Mondays from 4:00-6:00pm, Nov-Apr (weather permitting).


Parish Mission Planning

Holy Trinity will be hosting Fr. Dave Pivonka for a three-day parish mission from Dec 3-6. In order to make it the best it can be, we need YOUR help! We are looking for a diverse group of parishioners willing to assist in planning and promoting the parish mission.


Rachel's Vineyard
Sep 29

A Rachel’s Vineyard weekend retreat for post-abortion healing will be held on Sep 29 - Oct 1 at Tabor House in Millvale.

To register or for ore information, call Toni Jester at 412-352-5348 or email: toniafj1@comcast.net.

Safe Environment Training
Sep 29 6:30pm - 9:30pm

All parish/school/CCD volunteers are reminded that they must complete the Safe Environment requirements: online Diocesan database application, clearances (Child Abuse, PA Criminal), FBI fingerprinting or waiver, and Protecting God's Children Workshop (either class or online).


Graduating Class of 1967 50 year Reunion
Oct 1 7:00pm

All ‘67 graduates, including Montour High School, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, Bishop Canevin High School, and St. Francis de Sales are cordially invited to attend the Mass to pray and thank God for the blessings we have received.


19th Annual Winter Coat & Clothing Drive for Appalachia
Oct 1 - Oct 31

Please leave any winter coats, clothing, hats, gloves, blankets, and toys in front of the right door of the 3-car garages located at the Parish Ministry Center.


St. Vincent de Paul’s Feed the Needy Weekend Oct 7/8
Oct 7

Our pantry is in need of the following items: boxed mashed potatoes, pasta sauce, canned chicken tuna, tomato sauce, tomato paste, canned tomatoes, pancake mix, pancake syrup, Manwich, chunky soup, all soups.


Remembrance Concert - Memorialize our Loved Ones
Oct 8 3:00pm

The choir’s fall concert this year will feature Gabriel Faure’s Requiem, a large choral-orchestral work that uses texts from the Catholic funeral Mass.

Our Director of Music, Brendan Barker, is recruiting for a special children’s choir to perform in the fall Choral Concert.


CCD Parent/Guardian Enrichment Series
Oct 8

Topic: Family participation in the Mass