Resources for Growing Your Faith

Parish Subscription to FORMED

Holy Trinity subscribes to the Augustine Institute’s FORMED program. “FORMED provides the very best Catholic content from more than 60 organizations to help parishes, families and individuals explore their faith anywhere. Supporting thousands of movies, children’s programs, ebooks, audio, parish programs and studies direct to your browser, mobile or connected device.” All you need to do is register as a Holy Trinity parishioner at www.formed.org.

Apps and Online Resources

  • iPieta is a comprehensive app for tablets and mobile phones that includes prayers (some with audio!), Bible texts, an entire library of books and devotionals, a calendar of both the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms of the Mass, the readings each day in the Ordinary Form and the entire Mass text each day in the Extraordinary Form, the traditional Divine Office, Stations of the Cross, examination of conscience and more.
  • PhoneMissal.com offers English translations of the Extraordinary Form Mass in a mobile friendly format for viewing on phones and tablets.
  • Truth and Life app for phones and tablets offers free and paid resources, including a professional, dramatized recording of the New Testament. (The app is free, but the audio of the Bible requires an in-app purchase.)
  • iMass is the app version of the LiveMass apostolate of the Fraternity of St. Peter and also includes a link to the text of the Mass of the day to help pray the prayers of the Mass.
  • iBreviary offers the text for the Liturgy of the Hours (Ordinary Form) as well as the Ordinary Form Mass texts and readings for each day.
  • BrevMeum offers the text for the Divine Office (Extraordinary Form) with side-by-side Latin and English. Those new to praying the Office may find it easiest to start by praying Prime each morning and Compline before bed. (The same texts are available in the iPieta app.)
  • Square Note is an app designed to help you learn Gregorian chant for both the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms.

Audio Sermons, Missions, Talks, and Conferences

  • Walk Humbly is the podcast of Bishop Burbidge.
  • Father James Hudgins is a priest of the Arlington Diocese.
  • ReginaProphetarum offers traditional sermons.
  • Institute of Catholic Culture is based in our diocese and has a wide variety of talks and conferences available.
  • Pints with Aquinas is a podcast hosted by Matt Fradd with frequent guest Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P. on a wide variety of topics. It is available on all major podcast platforms.
  • The Basilica of Saint Mary Podcast is hosted by the priests of this Old Town Alexandria parish and is available on all of the major podcast platforms.
  • Msgr. Charles Pope is a priest of the Archdiocese of Washington and on his website has a number of mission talks and a catalogue of recordings of many of his homilies.
  • Sensus Traditionis is the website of Fr. Chad Ripperger and contains links to scores of his audio and video sermons, missions and conferences.
  • Father John Zuhlsdorf “Fr. Z” offers short, daily Advent and Lenten reflections on his website (www.wdtprs.com) and on all major podcast platforms.

Homilies from Our Priests

“Pastor’s Corner” from FrVW

Equality Act 2021

The House of Representatives recently passed Bill #5 of 2021.  It is deceivingly named, Equality Act of 2021.  It is anything but.  It will now go to the Senate to be voted on.  We had better get everyone we have ever come in contact with to storm the Senate with phone calls, phone calls and … Continue reading “Equality Act 2021”

Fr. Walter Ciszek on Total Self Abandonment

Fr. Walter Ciszek was ordained a Catholic priest in 1937.  Born in Pennsylvania to Polish immigrants, he was sent to eastern Poland as a missionary.  Just two years later, the Soviet Union invaded eastern Poland.  Fr. Ciszek followed the train of Poles into the Soviet Union.  He functioned clandestinely as a priest until his arrest … Continue reading “Fr. Walter Ciszek on Total Self Abandonment”

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A Few Recommended Books for Spiritual Reading

More coming soon!

  • Autobiography of a Hunted Priest, by Fr. John Gerard, S.J.
  • The Day is Now Far Spent, by Cardinal Robert Sarah
  • Deliverance Prayers for the Laity, by Fr. Chad Ripperger
  • Interior Freedom, by Fr. Jacques Philipe
  • The Little Oratory: A Beginner’s Guide to Praying in the Home, by David Clayton and Leila Marie Lawler
  • The Liturgical Year, by Dom Prosper Guerenger is available online here. You can also subscribe to a daily email with his notes on the Mass of that day.
  • The Mass in Slow Motion, by Msgr. Ronald Knox (may be out of print, but Kindle editions are usually available)
  • Nothing Superfluous: An Explanation of the Symbolism of the rite of St. Gregory the Great, by Fr. James Jackson, FSSP
  • The Power of Silence: Against the Dictatorship of Noise, by Robert Cardinal Sarah
  • Searching for and Maintaining Peace: A Small Treatise on Peace of Heart, by Fr. Jacques Philippe
  • Signs of the Holy One: Liturgy, Ritual and Expression of the Sacred, by Fr. Uwe Michael Lang
  • Time for God, by Fr. Jacques Philipe
  • Turning Towards the Lord: Orientation in Liturgical Prayer, by Fr. Uwe Michael Lang
  • The Way of Trust and Love: A Retreat Guided by St. Therese of Lisieux, by Fr. Jacques Philippe

Prayer Resources Posts

Plenary Indulgences

A plenary indulgence (the remission of temporal punishment du to sin) is granted to the faithful who, with a spirit detached from any sin, fulfill the usual conditions of sacramental confession, Eucharistic Communion, and prayer for the Pope’s intention and who, during the Year of Saint Joseph…

Nine Days That Changed the World – Coincidence?

Pope St. John Paul II’s 1st Visit to Poland as Pope – June 2-10, 1979 (9th centenary year after the death of St. Stanislaus, Patron of Poland) The following two paragraphs were part of Pope St. John Paul’s homily on the Eve of Pentecost, June 2, 1979.  Please be mindful that he was speaking to … Continue reading “Nine Days That Changed the World – Coincidence?”

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Ordinary Form Masses Online

Extraordinary Form Masses Online

  • LiveMass.net is an apostolate of the Fraternity of Saint Peter and offers live and recorded Masses from several of their parishes around the world.
  • The Institute of Christ the King schedule of live stream Masses is available here.
  • Canons Regular of St. John Cantius in Chicago live stream and record all of their Masses (both Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms) as well as vespers and compline each day.