Attention Parishioners! We are in need of the gifts YOU have to offer!

We are in need of parishioners who have received the gift of Faith with gratitude and are interested in helping other parish families to share this amazing gift with their own children. Our Faith Formation program at Holy Trinity is family centered and we plan to support our parish parents in their God-given role as primary educators of their children. 
If you love our Faith and would like to help families grow to be the domestic church they are called to be, we would love you to consider being a leader of a small group.
Leading a small group of parents and children is a weekly commitment from September through May. It does require a heart for the Church and her teachings, rooted in a deep love for our Blessed Lord. Sharing your love for our Lord is a transformational experience in your own spiritual life. Our Blessed Lord cannot be outdone in generosity, and nowhere is this more apparent than when you help support a brother or sister in Christ as he/she walks more closely with Jesus.
Group leaders are needed on Sunday evenings from 6:30pm-8:00pm, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 5:00pm-6:30pm and 7:00pm-8:30pm. Please contact Margi Loesel at religioused@holytrinityparish.net for more information. Thank you for considering.

A Summer of Catholic Beauty

On Thursday, July 22nd, we will have 2 presentations
at 1:00-2:30pm and 7-8:30pm
in Our Lady’s Hall, presented by Trevor Rowland, Holy Trinity’s Director of Liturgical Music

Sacred Music is meant to awaken our faith, transform our hearts and draw us closer to Beauty Himself.  What is Sacred Music? When was it first implemented, and what makes it sacred?

Our own Director of Liturgical Music, Trevor Rowland, will present the history of Sacred Music, share examples of various forms, and tell his own deep connection with this beautiful art form and how God used it to lead him to the Catholic Church!

Summer Series with Our Priests continues…

On Wednesday, July 21, 7-9pm, Our Lady’s Hall, Fr. Peter Fegan, O.P. will be speaking on Angels and Demons

“For we are not contending against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places” (Ephesians 6:12)

Formidable and fierce warriors surround us whether we are aware of them or not.  Who are these beings and what is their purpose? Do they affect our daily life, and if so, how?

Upcoming talks in the series:

Religious Education Registration will open soon!

Our children’s faith formation program registration is opening on Monday, July 19th. You will find the registration form on the Holy Trinity Updates page:  https://holytrinityupdates.com/formation/fff-re/   

Our faith formation program is in person this year and family style. The details will be on the same link and available on Monday. 

Please remember that sacramental preparation is a 2-year process in the Arlington Diocese. If you plan to have your child receive any sacraments in 2023, you need to have that child registered with Faith Formation in 2021-2022 school year.

Registration closes on August 20th. Classes will fill on a first come first serve basis. 

Holy Trinity Toddlin’ Time (More spots available!!)

Calling the youngest members of our parish family! Do you have a 3-4 year old who enjoys getting out for some weekly fun? How about a Storytime with crafts?  Join us for some summer fun faith-based reading and activities. This is a great way to meet other young parents in the parish. FREE! Details will be found in this Sign Up Genius! Click HERE for details

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Did You Miss VBS?

For those families who missed our parish Vacation Bible School, this past week, we welcome you to come anytime up until noon on July 9th as we have the hallways decorated with stories from the Old Testament. Walk your child through and tell them an abbreviated version of Salvation History using the walls as a backdrop. There is a scavenger hunt to play and those who complete it, can stop by the faith formation office for a prize. The office will be open from 8:30am-5:30pm Tu-Friday for the prize(July 6th-9th). But if you drop off a completed scavenger hunt off hours (put it under the faith formation door), we will make arrangements with you for prize pick up.

Manna & Muscles!

Holy Trinity Youth Ministries (HTYM) are are offering a summertime youth ministry opportunity for all middle and high schoolers this July & August!

  • Details:
    • “Manna & Muscles” will be offered to those that will be in grade 6 this coming September, up through the recently graduated high school class of 2021.
    • These gatherings will be on July and August Thursday evenings, from 5:30 pm until 6:45 pm.
    • We’ll meet in the church’s back parking lot, in the corner closest to Limestone Drive.

This summertime youth ministry will offer “Manna” in the form of a teaching on our faith, as with all of our youth ministries; and then “Muscles” in the form of a weight-free (not “free weight”) fun fitness workout, for all levels. Come out and join us for a unique gathering this summer… all you need are your ears, hearts, and t-shirt/shorts/running shoes…

Please email Paul with any questions: youthministry@holytrinityparish.net

We hope to see you there!

Altar Boys Email

Altar Boys Families,
We are creating a new email distribution list to communicate with Altar Boys families for updates and scheduling. If you have sons who would like to serve in Ordinary Form masses (English/Spanish Masses), and have received their First Holy Communion, please fill out the following google form with the information requested if you have not done so already. You will only receive Ordinary Form Altar Boys updates as of now if you fill out this form.
Thank you for your care and patience as we get this ministry going again. God Bless.  

Click HERE for the email registration

Click HERE for the Altar Boy training in the parish calendar

Before your boy comes to any of our training sessions, we recommend that your son reviews the altar boy training website first, paying particular attention to the following:
1) Serving Basics including qualifications, dress code, and rules
2) Propers and Gestures when serving 
3) Prayers that altar boys should know and others they may wish to pray
4) Serving at an Ordinary Form Sunday Mass 
The training website has additional pages and more information, including a helpful glossary and a video tour of the sacristy by Fr. Carr.

ARISE! A Diocesan Family Celebration – Saturday, June 26, 2021

Bishop Burbidge invites you to Arise! A Diocesan Family Celebration on June 26 at St. Paul VI Catholic School (42341 Braddock Rd, Chantilly, VA 20152).  Come together with the Diocese of Arlington as we pray for those who have been most affected by the pandemic and give thanks for the ability to gather again as the Body of Christ!

Continue reading “ARISE! A Diocesan Family Celebration – Saturday, June 26, 2021”

Vacation Bible School

The Theme is “Bible Story Adventures: The Blessings of Obedience!” 
and it will focus on the Old Testament. 
We welcome rising Kindergarteners to rising 6th graders! 

If you have a 3 or 4 year old child and would like to be a part of VBS, consider joining us for the closing assembly every day of VBS. Parents are to stay with these little ones. They can enjoy a skit, a puppet show and some closing songs. Spaces limited.

The 5th-6th graders will have a different track. They will learn these stories, but they are going to be putting on skits for the younger participant. So if your 5th-6th grader enjoys getting in front of a group of little children and hamming it up for a short daily skit, this will be a lot of fun. Additionally they will be given different responsibilities and activities that we think they will enjoy.

 
We will be taking registrations first come first served and spaces are very limited compared to past years!  Your registration will not be confirmed until after we receive payment.  Please look for an email from us with payment information sometime after you register.  After you receive that email, you will have 24 hours to submit payment to secure your spot.  If we don’t receive your payment we will need to cancel your registration and offer your spot to the next child on the list.  We really wish ALL the children that want to participate were able to, but sadly we still need to limit our numbers so please submit payment promptly when you receive our email to guarantee your registration!

Needed:  if you have any brown paper grocery bags that you are looking to recycle, we would be grateful to receive them.   We are also in need of empty paper towel rolls and empty toilet paper rolls.  I will leave a collection box outside of the Faith Formation office.