Welcome to Holy Trinity Parish
Welcome to Holy Trinity Catholic Church, located in Gainesville, VA and serving Western Prince William County. Our church currently has almost 4,000 registered families, over 60 ministries and committees, and an excellent religious education program for our adults and children. If you are not already a member of our parish, we invite you to learn more about us and please join us at Mass.
Join Us Dec 25 for the Nativity of Our Lord
Join Us Jan 1 for Mary, Mother of God
Feb 15 - Join Us for Holy Trinity's 5th Annual Wedding Vows Renewal Mass
Visit Holy Trinity's calendar for events & dates to remember. And be sure to check Masstimes.org when traveling.
Events & Offerings
White House Christmas Ornaments are available for sale after Mass. Funds raised support the Youth Ministry.
Make a Good Christmas Reconciliation
Making a good Confession is a wonderful spiritual practice to prepare yourself for receiving Jesus in the Eucharist at Christmas. Holy Trinity will have many confession times available between now and Christmas.
- 19 Dec, Thurs, 10:00am; 5:30pm
- 20 Dec, Fri, 9:30am and 6:00pm
- 21 Dec, Sat, 3pm; 6:30pm Spanish Confessions
- 23 Dec, Mon, 10:00am, 6:30pm
- 24 Dec, Tues, 10:00am (Last confession before Christmas)
Dec 19 (7:00pm) - Mary of Nazareth, the Movie. SOLD OUT
Dec 22 - Holy Hour with Vespers (Evening Prayer), 6:30-7:30pm. Join us to pray for the protection of Life, Marriage and Religious Liberty. Prayer booklets available.
Christmas & New Year Masses
Dec 25, Nativity of Our Lord, and Jan 1, Mary, Mother of God, are Holy Days of Obligation. Vigil Masses the day before and Masses the day of fulfill this obligation. Come to Mass and celebrate the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ, and his mother Mary, the Mother of God. Mass times include:
- December 24
4pm Praise & Worship Choir - Traditionally this Mass is very crowded; overflow seating will be in classrooms.
6:00pm & 8:00pm Cantor & Organist
9:30pm (Spanish) Spanish Choir
- December 25
12am Midnight Combined Choirs - Prelude Music begins at 11:15pm
7:00am No music
8:30am Cantor and Organist
10:30am Children's Choir
No 5pm Mass
- December 31
5:30pm Cantor & Organist
7:30pm (Spanish) Spanish Choir
11:00pm Holy Hour before 12am Midnight Mass
- January 1
12am Midnight &
7:00am No music
8:30am Cantor & Organist
No 5pm Mass
Jan 7 (10:00-11:30am AND 7:00-8:30am) -
Father Jacques Philippe, church Internationally known speaker, will discuss his book “Inner Freedom”.
Jan 16 (7:45-9:15pm in Our Lady’s Hall) -
Dr. Helen Alvaré, National pro-life speaker and lawyer, will discuss the HHS health care mandate, its effect on women and the Catholic Church.
Jan 22 - History of the Catholic Church: The Church Gives Witness in Wars and Revolutions. Learn why the twentieth century is called the bloodiest in history and what steps were taken by the Church to stop the carnage. This discussion will take place at 6772 Arthur Hills Drive in Heritage Hunt, Gainesville, VA 20155. For info, contact Jim Drennan at (703) 743-5591. No Nov or Dec sessions. Past History of the Catholic Church Discussions
Feb 3-6 - Parish Mission.
Fr. Emmerich Vogt, international retreat master and preacher, will lead us on a journey of Spiritual Healing.
Feb 15 (11:00am) - Wedding Vows Renewal Mass. Celebrate the Sacrament of Matrimony by renewing your wedding vows at Holy Trinity Catholic Church's 5th Annual Mass for Wedding Vows Renewal. Children, friends, family and neighbors are welcome to attend. Rejoice in the beauty of your marriage, as well as others in the parish who are celebrating their marriages as well. Don’t miss this opportunity to strengthen your commitment to your spouse and tap again into the abundant graces of the Sacrament of Matrimony.
Mar (6:45-8:30pm in Our Lady’s Hall) -
Dr. Diane Moczar, author of numerous Church History books, will discuss the ten most important things!
RCIA Every Monday
RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) takes place Monday evenings from 7-8:30pm in Our Lady’s Hall. RCIA is for adults interested in learning more about the Catholic faith and discerning if Jesus is calling them to become Catholic. If you've been thinking about the Catholic Church, are an adult in need of the sacraments of initiation (Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist), or know someone who is, call Martha Drennan at the parish office (703) 753-6700 to register for this journey of discernment and sacramental preparation. Learn More
Join Us for Pro-Life Prayer on the First Saturday Each Month
EVERY SUNDAY IS SHARE SUNDAY - Please bring non-perishables for the needy. Suggested items: cereal, pastas, sauces, mac 'n cheese, peanut butter, jelly, pancake mix, canned fruits, soups, tuna fish, healthy snacks, juices, coffee. God bless you for assisting the poor in our community.
Please consider joining our Adoration Society and signing up for a regular weekly Holy Hour. Find out about our most urgent needs.
Join a Home Group in a neighborhood near you. Meetings are informal & allow you to meet neighbors, come together in prayer & support each other in the faith. Details: holytrinityhomegroups.com
Visit the House of Mercy at divinemercynow.org. The House of Mercy is in need of furniture, clothing, and household donations to serve the poor in our community. Free pick up service is available. Call 703-659-1139 or email email@example.com. Thank you for helping make God's love visible to those in need.
Pro-Life First Saturday - Join our Pro-Life Ministry the first Saturday each month praying the rosary for an end to abortion. We gather and pray between 9-11am near the Manassas abortion facility at Sudley Rd & Forestwood Ln. The Holy Spirit's influence and sight of those praying are powerful deterrents. For info, contact Gina HTCProLife@gmail.com
Help Wanted: The Samaritans (Holy Trinity's outreach program for the area's needy) need your help. Would you consider volunteering your time and talent? Call Margaret Eggleston at 703-754-1856.
Consider supporting Holy Trinity's financial needs through fundraising such as SCRIP gift cards, Harris Teeter Together in Education program or Mystic Monk coffee purchases. Learn more.
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Pray For Our Military
- MAJ John DeVincenzo, USAF
- Sgt Andy Welsh
- SFC Robert Bruce Graham
- CDR Paul Werring
- SPC Robert Underwood
- Sgt Michael Bartley
- CH (LTC) Joseph Hannon
- LCPL Joseph Conway
- SPC Andy Kohl
- Lt Trevor Hermann USN
- Todd Bickerton
- Major Robert Cybulski
- Christopher Diehl
- SPC Michael Grenier
- Major Joe Viles
- LCPL Nicholas ZablonskiLT
- CDR David Bush
- Sgt Stephen Weatherly
- Lt JG Eric Stinson
- CDR Carol Hurley, USN
- 1LT Gene Connors
- CPL III Gonzalo Osores-Arzubiaga
- Douglas Kingsbury
- Bill Bayer
- Sgt Kenneth Hall
- Staff Sgt Ben Kochli
- LTC Philip James Raymond
- LTC Brendan Collin Raymond
- MAJ Christopher Raymond
- MAJ Linda Kay Raymond
- Mark Jordan
- Ensign Joshua Freivald USN
- Petty Officer Mary Freivald USN
- 1LT Paul Mooney
- SGM Robert Potter
- Lt Kyle S. McVay
- Staff Sgt Michael Guqlielmo II
- ME3 John A. Hibberd USCG
- 1LT Jay Steven White
- SPC Patrick Knighten
Act of Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
O Sacred Heart of Jesus, who made known to Saint Margaret Mary Your ardent desire to reign over Christian families, behold us assembled here today to proclaim Your absolute dominion over our home.
Henceforth we purpose to lead a life like unto Yours, so that among us may flourish the virtues for which You did promise peace on earth, and for this end we will banish from our midst the spirit of the world which You abhor so much.
You will reign over our understanding by the simplicity of our faith. You will reign over our hearts by an ardent love for You; and may the flame of this love be ever kept burning in our hearts by the frequent reception of the Holy Eucharist.
Deign, O Divine Heart, to preside over our meetings, to bless our undertakings, both spiritual and temporal, to banish all worry and care, to sanctify our joys, and soothe our sorrows. If any of us should ever have the misfortune to grieve Your Sacred Heart, remind him of Your goodness and mercy towards the repentant sinner.
Lastly, when the hour of separation will sound, and death will plunge our home into mourning, then shall we all, and every one of us, be resigned to Your eternal decrees, and seek consolation in the thought that we shall one day be reunited in Heaven, where we shall sing the praises and blessings of Your Sacred Heart for all eternity.
May the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and the glorious Patriarch Saint Joseph, offer You this our Consecration, and remind us of the same all the days of our life.
Glory to the Divine Heart of Jesus, our King and our Lord. Amen.