Sick and Shut-in Visitation:
In case of illness, the clergy is notified and is available for spiritual direction and pastoral guidance. Clergy and laity visit homes, hospitals, and other healthcare institutions to provide pastoral care – prayer and Holy Communion. Names of the sick and shut-in members or loved ones are sent to the church office either by email or by phone for the parish prayer list. Always call the church office or ask the hospital to do this for you. It is advisable to get the permission of the sick person (if it is possible) before sending the name to the church for the prayer list. The clergy are available in emergencies, and want to be informed of deaths, hospitalizations, or other personal crisis.
Holy Baptism is the full initiation by water and the Holy Spirit into Christ’s body, the Church. The bond which God establishes in Baptism is indissoluble. It is one of the most joyful events we celebrate together. Any baptized person is welcome to receive Holy Communion and to enter into the life and activities of the congregation.
To schedule a baptism, please contact the church office (651-228-0930). The four dates that are appropriately reserved for Holy Baptism are:
- The First Sunday after the Epiphany (January 6th)
- The Easter Vigil (The Saturday Eve prior to Easter Day)
- The Day of Pentecost
- All Saints’ Day or the Sunday after All Saints’ Day
When a couple seeks to be married at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, it is encouraged that either one of them is a baptized member of the Church, active, in good standing in the life of the Episcopal Church, and that they intend to form a Christian marriage. It is also encouraged they will have an ongoing relationship with either this parish or another after their wedding. Premarital consultations are required in keeping with the Canons of the Episcopal Church. To schedule a wedding, please contact the church office (651-228-0930). A Wedding Policies and Guidelines Booklet should be provided to the couple for wedding preparation.
Bereavement Care (Funerals/Memorials/Visitation/Post Fellowship
During our earthly pilgrimage, life changes from physical to spiritual at the passing of a loved one. As a church family, we are called to be there for each other. If it is possible to speak to the clergy before a death occurs, please do so. This allows us to carry out our corporate Christian responsibilities and ease the process of funeral or memorial planning. Please do the following:
- As death approaches please call the clergy for visitation and the Last Rites.
- When death occurs, please report that to the clergy as soon as possible and arrange a meeting with the clergy to plan the burial or memorial liturgy.
- For memorials, you are encouraged to asked family and friends to memorialize your departed loved ones with memorial giving to either The Carty-Lealtad Endowment Fund or the operating budget of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church or other worthy, not-for-profit organizations.
- To contact the church in time of death, please call (651-228-0930).
Schedule a meeting to speak with the Bereavement Committee by calling the church office.