Sports and Spirituality

By: Helen M.

Basketball is one of many sports at Holy Trinity. It is definitely one of the most popular sports, too. Sports connect us to our Catholic faith in many ways. For example, basketball is a team sport. In basketball you win as a team and lose as a team. I play basketball, and it wouldn’t be as fun without a team. Your teammates cheer you on when you make a basket and support you when you make a mistake. That sounds a lot like our faith. Our faith teaches us to help others, not give up, and play fairly.

The Jesuit tradition that we believe focuses on reflection, examining our day or the preparing for the day to come. After a basketball game, we reflect on our mistakes, but more importantly we reflect on how we can improve: “In the day that I called, you answered me. You encouraged me with strength in my soul.” -Psalm 138:3

Student Spotlight

By: Lili G.

Mackenzie’s act of kindness will forever be remembered in the eyes of a little girl at St. Martin’s School. On September 11, 2016, CYO held the first cross country meet of the season. When the gun fired across the Visitation field, the eight and under girls set off to run their one mile race. When Mackenzie saw a little girl struggling, she immediately rushed to her side, took her hand, and encouraged her to try her best to keep going. Mackenzie didn’t care about where this girl came from, maybe she only saw a little girl that needed some help.

Mackenzie continued to walk with her until they had made it through the finish line. Then, she quickly thanked Mackenzie gave her a hug and left to tell her friends, coaches, and family about what had happened. Later that week, Mr. Hennessy received an email from the principal of the other school, thanking Mackenzie for being so kind and helpful. Holy Trinity Student Council board would like to thank Mackenzie for exemplifying what it truly means to be a person for others.