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.
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
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 might be…come and see. Sessions run every other Wednesday.
Next Session - Oct 22: If atheists argue the Bible is full of myths, how can anyone successfully argue for the existence of God without referencing scripture? What you learn could save the soul of a loved one. Join us! Learn More
Bible Movie Night Series (Parish Hall, 6:45pm): 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:
- 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)
All Saint's Day/All Soul's Day Mass Schedule: All Saint's Day falls on a Saturday this year and, consequently, is not a Holy Day of Obligation. Therefore, the following Mass schedule will be operative for the weekend Masses.
- Saturday, November 1
9am Mass for All Saint's Day
5:30pm Vigil Mass for All Soul's Day
7:30pm Spanish Mass, Vigil Mass for All Soul's Day
- Sunday, November 2
7am, 8:30am, 10:30am & 5pm All Soul's Day Masses
12:30pm Latin Mass-Extraordinary Form
- Monday, November 3
7pm Latin Mass-Extraordinary Form, All Soul's Day
Become a Man after God's Own Heart - That Man is You! runs weekly on Thursdays. 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. Learn More and Register online.
Nov 7 (8:30-11pm) - Holy Trinity Parish Young Adult Ministry Kick-Off Event. We will be renting out Old Bust Head Brewing Company's BEAUTIFUL new taproom facility and beer garden for the evening. Munch on provided snacks, buy yourself a beer, and enjoy our very own Deacon Brian jamming out on his electric guitar! Meet other young adult parishioners, ages 21-40, by donation only. Come and enjoy this new ministry's kick off!
Nov 8 - Holy Trinity’s 2nd Annual 10K/5K/Fun Run on Veterans Day Weekend (Vint Hill Military Base) - The goal is to raise funds for TAPS (Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors). Registration includes a race t-shirt but cost varies depending on when you register. Register online (receive a $5 discount with code HTC5). Contact Deb Kromer at email@example.com with questions.
Nov 15 - Date Night. The Marriage Ministry invites all married and engaged couples to attend Date Night from 7-9pm in Our Lady's Hall. The evening will feature a discussion on marriage and includes 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: HTMarriageMinistry@gmail.com.
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 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
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.
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 houseofmercyva.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.