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 Bishop Loverde at Hylton Memorial Chapel in Woodbridge on Sept 27 (9am-4pm) for a unique opportunity to deepen your faith AND invite a friend who is searching about GOD or about the Church. Former atheist and skeptic, Jennifer Fulwiler, and Anglican convert, Fr. Dwight Longenecker will speak to concerns of those who identify as "former Catholics" or as "nones" (no religious affiliation), as well as strengthen the faith of practicing Catholics. Our own Fr. Juan Puigbo will speak. Music will be performed by acclaimed singer and songwriter Marie Miller. Take the first step--Risk Jesus! Invite a friend, family member, neighbor or colleague to join you. Registration is $25, includes lunch and the option to bring one friend or family member for free, and to register additional individuals for $20 each. If you select more than one ticket, we will be in touch to ask the name and dietary requirements of your guest(s). For more info or to register, visit arlingtondiocese.org/riskjesus. Call Martha Drennan for carpooling info, (703) 753-6700.
Sept 18 - Men, join us for That Man is You!
Sept 22 - Annual Golf Tournament at Stonewall Golf Club
40 Days for Life - Begins Sept 24
Join us in a viewing of "40" the Film: Educating and Changing Hearts to Stand up for the Unborn - Oct 9 & 10
Visit Holy Trinity's calendar for events & dates to remember. And be sure to check Masstimes.org when traveling.
Events & Offerings
Bible Movie Night Series (Parish Hall, 6:30pm): Seen for the first time at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Salvation History comes alive on the silver screen! Watch God's loving story of our salvation unfold and see the love that never ends. Follow the stories from Genesis to Jesus. Popcorn and lemonade will be served. The movie is free and no RSVPs needed. Questions? Call Martha Drennan in the parish office at (703) 753-6700. Download Flyer. The schedule is as follows:
- Sept 19 - Abraham
- Sept 26 - Jacob
- Oct 24 - Joseph (not for children under 14)
- Nov 14 - Moses
- Nov 21 - David
- Dec 19 - Solomon (not for children under 14)
- Jan 9 - Jeremiah
- Jan 16 - Esther
- Jan 30 - The Nativity
- Feb 13 - The Passion (not for children under 17)
Sept 18 - Become a Man after God's Own Heart - Men mark your calendars. That Man is You! begins Thursday, Sept 18. Modeled on some of the country’s leading men’s programs, That Man is You! combines Scripture, solid secular research and a little fun to address the pressures and temptations facing men in our modern culture. It seeks to form authentic leaders who will be capable of transforming homes and society. Register online.
Sept 20 - Marriage Ministry Date Night. The Marriage Ministry invites all married and engaged couples to attend Date Night on Saturday, Sept 20th from 7-9pm in Our Lady's Hall. The evening will feature a discussion on the Sacramentality of Marriage and will include food and fellowship. According to the first letter of your last name, please bring: A-O Hors D'Oeuvres, P-Z Dessert. For more info or to inquire about babysitting, contact HTMarriageMinistry@gmail.com. Future Dates: 10/18, 12/15, 12/20
Sept 22 - Holy Trinity Annual Golf Tournament at Stonewall Golf Club. Join us for a day of golf and fun with our priests and fellow parishioners. Fees include 18 holes and cart. Breakfast. Lunch. Awards. Raffles and more. Registrations available to download or at the church office. Hope to see you there. $500 per team or $125 per golfer. Tournament Registration Form | Sponsorship Opps
Sept 24 (7:30pm) - Apologetics 101. Have you ever been asked where in the bible is purgatory? Why do Catholics worship Mary? At communion is the bread and wine really God? How would you respond if any of these questions were asked of you? An answer to these and many more questions might be…come and see. Apologetics sessions begin Wed, Sept 24. Learn More
Sept 24 - 40 DAYS FOR LIFE, an opportunity for prayer, fasting and peaceful witness to end abortion, begins Sept 24. The annual campaigns have documented thousands of babies saved, doctors and staff leaving their jobs, clinics closing, and hearts changed--all directly related to those who pray publicly. We will be praying at Forestwood Lane and Rt 234 in Manassas near Amethyst Health Center for Women. Holy Trinity covers the hours between 7am-7pm Mondays and Fridays. Sign up in the narthex to pray for an hour. For more info, contact Lisa Yost, firstname.lastname@example.org. Be part of the movement to save lives, one prayer at a time!
Sept 27 (7-9 pm, Our Lady’s Hall) - High School Career Night! Professionals in multiple fields will be available for discussion and questions about their educational background and career experiences. Teens are invited to attend with their parents to assist them as they plan for their futures at college and beyond! Contact Margi Loesel for more information at email@example.com.
Sept 2014 - March 2015
Symbolon: The Catholic Faith Explained and Lived. First time offered at Holy Trinity! Learn, update and/or strengthen your understanding of the Catholic Faith on Thursday mornings after the 9am Mass. Each week includes a DVD presentation by some of the church's top teachers. Learn More
Oct 9 & 10 - "40" the Film: Educating and Changing Hearts to Stand up for the Unborn! There will be two screenings of "40" at Holy Trinity during "Respect Life" month. No fee or reservation needed. Not recommended for children under 15.
- Thursday, Oct 9 at 10:00am in the Hall
- Friday, Oct 10 at 7:00pm in the Hall
"A wake-up call for America that investigates the aftermath of legalized abortion over the last 40 years...gives voice to both sides fairly and lets women speak for themselves through experience on the reasons for their firm convictions about abortion."
"As an adoptee and adoptive father, it is a joy to shatter the myth of the "unwanted" child--we're all wanted by someone."
-- Ryan Bomberger, Co-Founder The Radiance Foundation.
Join Us for Pro-Life Prayer on the First Saturday Each Month
Pro-Life Support Services
Crisis Pregnancy Support:
Post Abortion Counseling:
Weekly Holy Hour on Wednesday Evenings in the church, 7-8pm. Join a parish priest or deacon for a holy hour of adoration, a rosary, a catechesis or teaching on the Faith, benediction and reposition of the Blessed Sacrament. These holy hours are a wonderful opportunity to visit with our Lord, Jesus Christ and pray, meditate and learn from Him who is meek and humble of heart.
Discounted Magnificats/Magnifikids - Holy Trinity Homeschoolers is running a parish fundraiser selling Magnificat and Magnifikid at the discounted prices of $35 for Magnificat and $20 for Magnifikid! Every Magnificat booklet includes readings for daily & Sunday Mass, daily prayers, saint of the day as well as daily meditations, perfect for use in church or at home and ideal for personal or family prayer. Magnifikid is monthly missal for children6-12 with 16 color pages which includes all the readings and prayers of Sunday Mass, Holy Days and more! Mail or drop off checks payable to: Holy Trinity, 8213 Linton Hall Rd,
Gainesville, VA 20155. In the check memo line, write Magnificat or Magnifikid and your email so we can contact you when they arrive each month. Questions? Contact Agatha Loin at firstname.lastname@example.org. Order deadline Sept 26!
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!
Father Jim Shelton's Prayer Group - Strengthen your relationship with Jesus! Mary's Companion Wayfarers Prayer Group meets Sundays at 3pm in the Office Conference Room. Like Mary, be open to God's gift of peace, Jesus Christ & with her give Him to the world. For questions, call the parish office at 703-753-6700.
Consider joining our Adoration Society and signing up for a regular weekly Holy Hour. View 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. 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 available. Call 703-659-1139 or email email@example.com. Thank you for helping make God's love visible to those in need.
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. Info: HTCProLife@gmail.com
The Samaritans Need You (outreach program for area's needy). To volunteer your time and talent, call Margaret at 703-754-1856.
Consider supporting Holy Trinity's financial needs through fundraising such as SCRIP gift cards, Harris Teeter Together in Education or Mystic Monk coffee purchases. Learn more.
Pray For Our Military
- 1st Lt Matthew Daghita, USA
- Lt. Col. Alan Bisenieks
- 2nd Lt. Robert Reese, USMC
- Tony Versage, USN
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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.