SUMMER READING! Join your parish family in reading The Marian Option: God's Solution To A Civilization in Crisis by Dr. Carrie Gress. "How can we save civilization?” It’s becoming a common question. As the world descends into chaos, Christians are thinking deeply about how to stem the tide. Many options have been presented to overcome Christian persecution and cultural decadence, but the The Marian Option is one that is already in motion and has been for centuries. Summer reading begins June 23rd and runs through August. Read at your own pace! The book is suitable for rising 8th graders through adults. A limited number of copies will be available for sale at Holy Trinity. Guided book discussions will be offered on September 8 at a Marian parish event. Send questions to

Corpus Christi 2019 Procession Photos
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There’s Another Religious Education Option at Holy Trinity!
Family Faith Formation is designed to help you respond to the Church's call to be "the first and foremost educators of your children" and to help your family grow in the transforming love of God by understanding and living the Catholic Faith. Your children won’t simply learn the Faith, they’ll live it in the home as we assist you in building your Domestic Church! 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

Catholic new to the area?
If you are Catholic and new to the area, we invite you to register with the parish so we may serve you more effectively. I.e. if you need to obtain a sponsor certificate to be a godparent you need to have been registered in the parish for three months prior. The registration form is online, in the back of the Narthex or at the parish office.
Inactive Catholic?
If you are an inactive Catholic, we invite you to come back home. We welcome you to rediscover this beautiful Faith that Jesus Christ founded on Peter and his Apostles. May you experience Our Personal Lord’s love, mercy, peace and joy!
Married outside the church?
If you have been married outside the Church, our priests and deacons are more than willing to help you receive the Sacrament of Matrimony,  an important step to receiving the Sacraments of Penance and Holy Eucharist!
Not Catholic?
If you are not Catholic and would like to explore the Catholic Faith, please feel free to contact us online or call the parish office at (703) 753-6700!