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 June 9th to support OUR newest diocesan priest, Fr. Mike Isenberg!
Visit Holy Trinity's calendar for events & dates to remember. And be sure to check Masstimes.org when traveling.
Events & Offerings
CVBS & CCD 2013 Registration is now open. Register Early!
May 26 - Holy Hour with Vespers (Evening Prayer), 4th Sunday of each month, 6:30-7:30pm. Join us to pray for the protection of Life, Marriage and Religious Liberty. Prayer booklets will be available. Also: Jun 23, Jul 28, Aug 25, Sep 22, Oct 27, Nov 24, Dec 22.
May 30 - Volunteer Appreciation Mass and Reception. Holy Trinity has many wonderful ministries and fantastic ministry volunteers. We, the priests and staff of Holy Trinity, would like to say thank you for all your hard work throughout the year! All parish volunteers are cordially invited to attend the 7pm Mass on Thursday, May 30 with a reception in Our Lady’s Hall with heavy hors d’oeuvres.
June 7-9 - Retreat for Those Experiencing Infertility. If you are currently experiencing infertility or have experienced infertility in the past, consider attending this retreat. TThe retreat will be held at Priest Field Pastoral Center in Kearneysville, WV, June 7-9. For information call Rebecca Royse at (304) 233-0880 x333; firstname.lastname@example.org or Fr. Dennis Schuelkens (304) 242-6579; email@example.com . Download flyer for details.
June 8 - Mark Your Calendars! YOU ARE ALL INVITED
Congratulations will soon be in order for “soon-to-be” Father Mike Isenberg, the first diocesan vocation to the priesthood from Holy Trinity. He will be ordained a diocesan priest on Saturday, June 8th, 2013 by Bishop Loverde at St. Thomas More Cathedral. He will celebrate his first Mass here at Holy Trinity on Sunday, June 9th at the 10:30am Mass. Please support OUR newest, diocesan, priestly vocation with your prayers and your presence. May God bless Fr. Mike Isenberg! Download Flyer
** 1st Mass - Sunday, June 9th, 10:30am
** 1st Blessings - immediately after Mass
** Reception to honor Fr. Isenberg - immediately after Mass
May-August - Catholicism Faith Formation Program. With Fr. Robert Barron, creator and host of the Catholicism Project, learn what Catholics believe and why, while being immersed in the art, architecture, beliefs and practices of the Catholic tradition. Catholicism brings the beauty, goodness and truth of the Church to life so you can better understand and share your faith with others. Catholicism will be offered at Holy Trinity on Thursday mornings, May 30-August 15 in Room 201 from 10:15-11:45am. Dates include: May 30, June 6, 13, 20, 27, July 11, 25, August 1, 8, 15. The cost is $25 for each participant which covers a workbook and sessions. Adults and high school youth are welcome to participate. Register in advance by calling the parish office at (703) 753-6700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Martha Drennan will facilitate this DVD based presentation. These talks count toward Adult Faith Formation requirement for CCD parents.
June-Sept - The Great Adventure, Bible Timeline. Who are Joshua, Gideon, Ruth and Esther and what do they have to do with your salvation? Does the Old Testament confuse you? Why do we keep reading from those parts of the Bible during Mass? What does the Old Testament have to do with the New Testament? What relevance does the covenant have in your life and for your family? How do Jesus and the Catholic Church fulfill all of God’s plan for your salvation? Get the “Big Picture” of the Bible and begin to open up the greatest adventure of all times. Join Martha Drennan as we enter into Salvation History, God's plan to save us and unite us with Himself forever. Adults and high school youth are welcome to participate in these workshops. Download Flyer
- Old Testament Workshop sessions: Tuesday evenings, 7:00-8:30pm, June 4, 11, 18, 25, July 2, 9, 23, 30 in Room 201
- New Testament Workshop sessions: Tuesday evenings, 7:00-8:30pm, August 6, 13, 20, 27 and Sept 3 in Room 201
There is a $40 fee to cover the materials for both workshops. Register in advance by calling the parish office at (703)753-6700 or email email@example.com. This 13-week workshop counts for the Adult Faith Formation requirement for CCD parents.
Holy Trinity Summer Series: Vatican II - Hot Buttons. Join our parish priests Monday nights in Rooms 105/106, 7:00-8:30pm for some HOT BUTTON discussions to help clear up confusions that have persisted here in the U.S. since the Second Vatican Council. Each of these evenings will be devoted to clarifying what the Church teaches in the various Constitutions and other documents of the Second Vatican Council. This is a great “Year of Faith” activity for adults and high school yout. These talks count toward the Adult Faith Formation requirement for CCD parents. No registration is needed, just show up and prepare to sizzle. Download Flyer
- June 17th “All Churches Are the Same!”
- June 24th “No More Latin at the Mass!”
- July 1st “Isn’t It Time for Women Priests?”
- July 15th “Can Catholics Read the Bible Now?”
- July 22nd “I Don’t Need to Go to Church to Be Close to God!”
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
Summer Theology Courses at Christendom Graduate School. Enrich your life and learn more about the Faith by taking a summer course at the Christendom Graduate School! The six-week session runs from June 24-August 3. At our convenient Alexandria campus (on Queen of Apostles Parish grounds) we are offering Christology (Tues & Thurs evenings), and a special team-taught Apologetics course on selected Mon and & Wed evenings and some Saturday mornings. At the Front Royal residential program we are offering Patristics, Sexual & Biomedical Ethics, Catechetical Norms and Methods, Old Testament, Holy Spirit & Ecclesiology, and Theological Research Seminar. We welcome both degree-seeking and casual students on either a part-time or full-time bases. We have low tuition rates and discounts for seniors, catechists and Catholic school teachers. WE ALSO HAVE ONLINE COURSES. For more info, visit christendom.edu/grad, call 703.658.4304 or email NDGS@Christendom.edu.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for helping make God's love visible to those in need.
Pro-Life First Saturday - Join the Holy Trinity Pro-Life Ministry in praying the rosary for an end to abortion on the First Saturday each month. We gather near the Manassas abortion facility at Sudley Rd & Forestwood Lane. This is a crucial ministry as the women entering the facility for their abortions are heavily guarded. The Holy Spirit's influence and the sight of those praying are powerful deterrents. We pray between 9-11am. For more information, contact Gina at HTCProLife@gmail.com. All are welcome!
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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Religious Education Programs
Pray For Our Military
- 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
- MAJ Matt Kuhn
- 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
- Cadelt Joshua Freivald
- PFC Isaac Freivald
- Anthony Versage
- CW4 Curtis Vaughn
- 1LT Paul Mooney
- SGM Robert Potter
- Lt Kyle S. McVay
- Staff Sgt Michael Guqlielmo II
- ME3 John A. Hibberd USCG
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.