St. Anthony's and the Cluster Home
Tim Drake Retired to St. Bernard's in Gate City - August 1, 2015
Rev. Jose Arnel D. Ayo, Assigned to Holy Trinity on August 1, 2015
Holy Trinity Parish Cluster of Southwest Virginia
Holy Trinity Parish Cluster is a group of parishes located in the Heart of the Appalachian Mountains in Southwestern Virginia. We are a part of Region 10 of the Richmond Diocese. The Cluster includes the following Virginia churches: St. Anthony's, Norton; Holy Spirit, Jonesville; Sacred Heart, Big Stone Gap; and St. Joseph, Clintwood. We are represented by the Knights of Columbus Glenmary Council 7853. This web site serves the Holy Trinity Parish Cluster.
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Holy Trinity Cluster Prayer
Spirit of God, thank you for calling us to be part of this parish cluster on our journey together. Fill our hearts with compassion and charity for one another. Challenge us to share, within our parish cluster and beyond, the gifts and talents you have given us. Deepen our relationship with you. Grant to each of us a heart renewed. Amen.
Due to the impact of sprawling communities, fewer priests, and changes in economics and ministry needs, St. Anthony’s is now clustered with Holy Spirit, in Jonesville, VA., Sacred Heart, in Big Stone Gap, VA, and St. Joseph, in Clintwood, Virginia.
The clustering of parishes allows effective sharing of human and capital resources and the coordination of activities. The identity of each parish is respected and maintained. Through shared resources, staffs, program expenses, and capital resources; our parish and church can prevail.
We Walk By Faith
The links below are to the final copy of We Walk By Faith, which we invite you to read and study carefully. It must be stated that this document is not to be construed as a summary of the Catholic faith. This document presumes that the reader already has a working knowledge of the Catholic faith as found in authentic Church documents especially the most recent rendition of such, namely, The Catechism of the Catholic Church. We Walk By Faith was developed from the original document, We’ve Come This Far By Faith, where the categories of Worship, Word, Community, and Service were observed. Herein these essential values are described, ideals stated, and reflective questions inserted.
Cluster Council Meetings
If you have concerns or suggestions for Parish Cluster Council Meetings please speak to one of the Parish Cluster representatives. You may attend the meetings yourself, all are welcome. Each parish in the cluster brings to the meeting a schedule of events (First Communions, Confirmations, RCIA candidates, picnics, homecomings, anniversaries, any celebration or event, etc. for their parish) during the coming year and suggestions for the cluster.