Of necessity we must be sorrowful when those whom we love leave us in death. Although we know that they have not left us behind forever but only gone ahead of us, still when death seizes our loved ones, our loving hearts are saddened by death itself. Thus, the apostle Paul does not tell us not to grieve but: “Not to grieve like those who are without hope”.
Let us grieve, therefore, over the necessity of losing our loved ones in death but with the hope of being reunited with them. If we are afflicted, we still find consolation. Our weakness weigh us down but faith bears us up. we sorrow over the human condition but find our healing in the divine promise.
~Saint Augustine of Hippo, Sermon 172.1 ~
On behalf of the parish priests and the staff of Holy Trinity, we are deeply sorry for your loss. Please be assured that we will pray for your deceased loved one and for your family.
To make arrangements for a Funeral Mass please contact Trevor Rowland by calling him at the office at 703-753-6700 or emailing him here: