If you have called the Holy Trinity office in the last nineteen years you probably have heard the calm, patient, helpful voice of Mrs. Annette Wilowatyj. Annette will be ‘mostly’ retiring from her position at Holy Trinity on July 31st.Continue reading “Annette’s Farewell”
After so many years of service to the Lord through helping the parishioners of Holy Trinity, our dear Annette is retiring. She will be greatly missed. She has been such a gift to our parish and has served so many souls over the years and we would like to show our appreciation of how much the parish as benefitted from her dedication to our parishioners. Please take this opportunity to leave her a note or stop by the office. She will be here Monday, Wednesday and Friday of this week, please come by in the morning if you wish to say goodbye and wish her well on this new chapter in her life. We are encouraging people to drop off notes, spiritual bouquets and other notes of encouragement.
As a reminder our office hours are 9:30am to 3pm. And we will be closing early on Wednesday, July 28th.
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 email@example.com for more information. Thank you for considering.
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!
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:
- July 28 The Five Love Languages: “Speaking” So Others “Hear” You (Fr. Magat)
- August 4 Everything You Never Learned About the Papacy in School (Fr. Magat)
- August 11 The History of Hope: When All Seemed Lost…..Victory! (Fr Vander Woude)
- August 18 The Battle of Prayer (Fr. Bork)
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.
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
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.
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.