839 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood, N.J. 08108

856-858-0491 / holytrinity1@verizon.net

The Rev. Mark H. Chattin, Rector

The Affiliated Parishes of Holy Trinity, Collingswood, and St. Bartholomew, Cherry Hill

OUR COMMUNITY

He will not forget your work and the love you have shown

Vestry Meeting

The Vestry meets July 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the Chattins. There will be no August meeting as is usual.

IHOC

Holy Trinity supports the Interfaith Homeless Outreach Council, which works to address the needs of the homeless men in Camden County.

IHOC aims not just to temporarily alleviate the suffering of the homeless, but rather to change their lives and get them off the streets for good.

Read the latest newsletter here.

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Special Classes
For Confirmation,
First Communion

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Feeding first responders is an ongoing program

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Instruction is always available soon for those wishing to be confirmed or received into the Episcopal Church, as well as for children 5 years and older who want to receive communion. Contact Fr. Chattin at 856-858-0491 or holytrinity1@verizon.net.

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Revised Protocol

The COVID transmission rate in Camden County continues to exceed recommended diocesan levels. Face masks must be worn during Mass. Even if that becomes optional again, wearing a mask is encouraged. We can exchange the Peace again if you are so inclined, and the alms basin is being passed among the pews. We are again using the altar rail and will be offering communion with both Christ’s Body and Blood. The consensus of public health studies to date shows that there is no documentable risk of COVID-19 transmission through the common cup. We understand individuals may have different comfort levels as to how they receive communion. Following the teaching of our Episcopal tradition, all persons may, but no person must, receive communion in both kinds to obtain the full spiritual benefits of the Eucharist. You may choose to receive the Host only at this time. Should you choose to receive the wine, one vessel will be offered for those who want to sip the wine from the common cup. Intinction is not an option just yet. If you prefer not to receive the chalice, simply cross your arms over your chest.

Collingswood
Food Pantry

We accept donations for the Collingwood Food Pantry, which is run by and housed at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church and serves Collingswood and Haddon Township residents.

We’ll place the collection bin outside during our 8:30 a.m. outdoor Eucharist.

Please contact the church office to arrange a time to drop off your contributions if you’re not able to do so on Sunday mornings.

Check the pantry's Facebook page for updates.

We are accepting pasta and pasta sauce in July and August, but any donations are welcome.

Urban Promise continues to equip Camden's children and young adults with the skills necessary for academic achievement, life management, spiritual growth, and Christian leadership. Please continue to support its work.

Reaching Out

The parish has delivered lunch to the Collingswood Fire Department and Police Departments several times during the pandemic.

The Rotary Club has been participating in this effort with us.

Volunteers help deliver the meals.

We welcome contributions to offset the cost.

Please send donations marked “Feeding First Responders.”

Thanks to all who have contributed.

Compassion

Give gifts that make an impact on children in poverty. For example, a $100 gift of goats means a family can have milk, which they can both consume and sell to earn money for other necessities. Please give generously.