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Our Mission and Team

   Sue Coffey

ABOUT
Holy Trinity's Roman Catholic faith is the heart of our Campus Ministry community.  The Campus Ministry Team works together with the Religion Department, faculty and service clubs to foster and support our school's four-year comprehensive religious education program by providing students with opportunities to deepen their faith through Eucharist, prayer, service and retreats.
Holy Trinity's Campus Ministry reaches out to the whole student body, faculty, and staff, striving to create a Christian community filled with active disciples of Jesus Christ.

MISSION
Campus Ministry is committed to providing opportunities for the Holy Trinity community to nurture a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, guided by the motto, Pray, Serve and Believe. Students are invited to actively participate in the celebration of the liturgical and sacramental prayer life of the school, provide Christian service to the Church and community, and foster a personal belief in God who is Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  Holy Trinity Campus Ministry recognizes the responsibility to provide opportunities for student to live out this apostolic mission set firmly in the Roman Catholic tradition.

STAFF
The Campus Ministry staff at Holy Trinity is comprised of three part-time Chaplains assigned by the Bishop of the Diocese of Rockville Centre and two Campus Ministers.  The Campus Ministry team works together to assist in the planning and execution of all religious celebrations including liturgies and Reconciliation services, prayer services, retreats, pilgrimages, and service activities/trips.  The Chaplain is available at any time throughout the school day to administer sacraments and in conjunction with the Campus Minsters, provide pastoral guidance and care.  The Campus Ministry team is available to all members of the Holy Trinity community and can be called on at any time, especially during occasions of grieving and bereavement.  The Campus Ministry team works closely with school administration and faculty to ensure that our Roman Catholic identify permeates into the hallways and classrooms, and students grow in knowledge and understanding of who Jesus Christ is and how He works in their lives.

BIOS

Theresa Marino, Campus Minister
Theresa is a Youth Ministry "Lifer." Though she did not have the advantage of a formal Catholic school education, she was blessed to grow up in a practicing Catholic family and joined her parish youth group during her freshman year of high school. There she began to appreciate the beauty of her faith through prayer and service, a discovery which compelled her to share this gift by becoming involved in the life of the Church in new ways. Directing university and parish music ministries since college, she continues to play and sing for holy hours, masses, parish missions and diocesan events throughout Long Island. With four years of teen ministry experience at the parish level (Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Centereach) and three years at the campus level (Our Lady of Mercy Academy, Syosset), Theresa has been blessed to lead mission trips, pilgrimages and retreats for hundreds of young people in different parts of the country and the world. Outside of her full-time youth and part time music ministry positions, Theresa leads CCD retreats at various parishes as a member of the Catholic Ministry Team, and sits on the Advisory Board for the Young Adult Ministry of the Diocese of Rockville Centre. She is thrilled to take her next step into God's beautiful plan here at Holy Trinity Diocesan High School. 

Susan Coffey, Campus Minister
Mrs. Susan Coffey has worked at Holy Trinity in some capacity since January 1992,  She first started out as a substitute teacher, then hired as a religion teacher, and subsequently took on the additional role of Campus Minister.  Ms. Coffey received her Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in English and a minor in secondary education from St. John's University and in May 2007 received her Master of Arts degree in Theology from the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception.  She also completed a three year certification program, in 2001, for spiritual direction through St. Joseph's Renewal Center in Brentwood.
Ms. Coffey is a 1973 graduate of Holy Trinity and is happy to share that her three children have graduated from Trinity as well: Kristen Smaldone LaMaina '97, Peter Smaldone '02 and Grace Ann Coffey '10.  Her son-in-law and daughter-in-law are also Trinity graduates: Thomas LaMaina '97 and Jennifer Carman Smaldone '03.  "Holy Trinity has definitely been a big part of our family history with the hopes of my five grandchildren following in our footsteps."


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