Schedule for Thanksgiving Week, Nov 18-25:
We WILL have Religious Ed (CCD) on Sunday, Nov 18 and Monday, Nov 19
We will NOT have Religious Ed (CCD) on Tuesday, Nov 20, Wednesday Nov 21, or Sunday Nov 25
Religious Ed will resume its normal schedule on Monday Nov 26
PARISH OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED Thursday and Friday Nov 22-23
THE SPIRITUAL TREASURES GIFT SHOP WILL BE CLOSED Friday, Saturday and Sunday Nov 23–25
Thursday, November 22
• 8:45 AM Benediction and Reposition of the Blessed Sacrament (Chapel)
• 9:00 AM Mass
• NO NOON MASS
• NO EVENING CONFESSIONS
Friday, November 23
• 8:45 AM Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
• 9 AM Adoration Resumes in the Chapel
• 9:00 AM Mass
• 9:30 AM Confessions
We will suspend the regular Adoration schedule from 9am Thanksgiving Day until 8:45am on Friday, Nov 23. However, individuals and families are welcome to make a visit to the Blessed Sacrament while the Church is open as Our Lord will be fully present in the Tabernacle.
Nov 18, World Day of the Poor: Bishop Burbidge is inviting members of the faithful in the Diocese of Arlington to join Pope Francis and the universal Church in observing the second World Day of the Poor on November 18, 2018. The theme for this day is “This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him” (Ps 34:6). Please check out the ways that you can help and the events that you can attend to support the poor.
World Day of the Poor Letter | World Day of the Poor (Spanish)
Suggested Activities Doc 1 | Suggested Activities Doc 2
Adults Parishioners, join us Saturday, Dec 1, for an Advent Morning of Reflection led by one of our priests. Join us for morning Mass followed by a spiritual exercise designed to help you prepare for a holy and blessed Advent season. This is a free event, but we would like you to RSVP here or call/stop by the parish office. Download flyer.
Parish Families, join us Saturday, Dec 1, from noon-4pm for our Advent Preparation Day. The theme is "Prepare the Way, Make Room in YOUR Inn for Jesus." Come learn how to make this Advent season more meaningful and fruitful for your family. This is a free event but an RSVP is required. Click here to RSVP or call/stop by the parish office. Download flyer. Spanish flyer.
Join us for Bethlehem Walk Thursday, Dec 20, and Friday, Dec 21, from 5-8pm at Holy Trinity. This is a FREE family event appropriate for all ages. Parishioners, we need your help to present this wonderful gift to our community. Check out the areas in which help is needed and see if there is some place you want to join in the fun. Learn More
Dangers of Mindfulness Meditation for Catholics:
Document on Origins of Mindfulness
Catholicism and Mindfulness: Compatible practices or contrary spiritualities?
An Exorcist and a Journalist Explore Eastern Meditation and Mindfulness
Meditation Programs for Psychological Stress and Well-being: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis (click on the Figures/Tables)
Spanish: ¿El “mindfulness” es compatible con la fe católica?
Welcome to Holy Trinity Catholic Church!
On behalf of our priests and entire parish family, I would like to extend a warm welcome to you and your family. Holy Trinity serves the communities of Bristow, Gainesville, Haymarket and Nokesville. We have a strong religious education program for children and adults, social outreach program, Mom’s group, Men’s groups, family and youth activities.
Sincerely in Christ, Father Vander Woude
Jesus invites everyone to spend one hour in Adoration with him. View our most urgent needs.
Please bring non-perishables for the needy. Donations are collected weekly in the narthex.