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.

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Nov 29 & 30 - Christmas Cookie Bake Sale

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Nov 30 - Come Get a Family Picture With Baby Jesus for Your Christmas Cards

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Events & Offerings

Schedule for Thanksgiving Week, Nov. 27, 2014

  • We WILL NOT have Religious Ed (CCD) on Tuesday or Wednesday Nov 25, 26 or Sunday Nov 30. Religious Ed will resume its normal schedule Monday Dec 1.
  • The parish office will be CLOSED Thursday & Friday Nov 27-28.
  • The Spiritual Treasures Gift Shop will NOT be open Friday, Saturday or Sunday, Nov 28-30.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

  • 6:30 AM Mass
  • 8:45 AM Benediction and Reposition of the Blessed Sacrament (Chapel)
  • 9:00 AM Mass

Friday, November 28, 2014

  • 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 until 8:45am on Friday, Nov 28.  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.

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 at (703) 753-6700. Download Flyer.

  • 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)

Nov 29 & 30 - Christmas Book Fair. Holy Trinity Homeschoolers will be sponsoring a Christmas Book Fair with Bookworm. This is a great way to begin your Christmas shoppin. All books will be discounted 20-30% and tax free! It will be held on Saturday, Nov 29 and Sunday, Nov 30 in Our Lady's Hall after all masses.

Nov 29 & 30 - Christmas Cookie Bake Sale. Holy Trinity Homeschooler's Middle School Club will be having a bake sale to benefit the Pro Life Ministry. It will be held on Saturday and Sunday after all masses in Our Lady‘s Hall.

Nov 30 (7:30am-12:30pm in the Hall) - Pictures With Baby Jesus. Come get your picture taken with Baby Jesus. We will have the life-sized Baby Jesus from our parish Creche set available to come get a picture with your family for your Christmas cards. We have a limited selection of costumes for the children to wear if they want to enter into the Nativity Scene. Of course, many choose to just wear their Sunday best instead! This is FREE. Just bring your OWN camera! No reservations required though it may get busy at times. We will have helpers there for costume changes. If you have questions, contact Margi Loesel at mmloesel@verizon.net.

Nov 30 (7pm, Room 201) - Youth Praise and Worship Band Information Night. Do you have musical gifts? Do you desire to develop these gifts in order to serve our community? If you are in high school or have recently graduated and have said yes to any of these questions, JOIN US! The Youth praise and worship band ministry is a collection of musicians from the youth of the parish family. We invite you to inspire and deepen your relationship with Christ as you invite the Holy Spirit to take up resident in your heart! Contact Kathy Mancini for more info, kathymancini06@gmail.com.

Dec 8 -Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary is the Patronal Feast Day of the United States of America and a Holy Day of Obligation. We will have the following Mass times on Monday so that everyone can celebrate: 6:30am, 9:00am, 12:30pm (Latin Mass-Extraordinary Form), 4:00pm, 5:30pm, and 7:00pm (Spanish Mass). Note-there will be no vigil Masses the evening before because those are Sunday Masses.

Dec 9 (5-9pm) - Pizza Margherita. In support of the newly formed St. Gianna ProLife Youth!

Giving Tree. It's that time of year again... The Giving Tree! Each year, the Social Concerns Committee decorates Christmas Trees in the vestibule with gift tags for local organizations and families in need. Tags are color coded and each color represents a different group. This year, we are helping SERVE (blue tags), Gainesville Health and Rehab (pink tags), Samaritans (red tags), the House of Mercy (purple tags), Birthright (green tags) and AAA (yellow tags). The items are due by December 8th. Gifts can be dropped off in the parish office during the week between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. or you can leave them by the Giving Trees before weekend Mass. If you have any questions regarding a tag, you can contact Wendy Cox at htsocialconcerns@live.com or the phone number on the back of the gift tag. Thank you for your help and generosity in making this event successful.

Christmas Trees are Almost Ready. Make sure you get your Christmas Tree from the Knights of Columbus! Their annual Christmas tree sales kick off is Friday, Nov 28 and will run until Saturday, Dec 20 or as long as supplies last. We will be selling Fraser firs in heights of 6'-7' ($45), 7'-8' ($55), and 8'-9' ($65). Thank you for your support. Hours include:

  • Fridays: 11/28, 8am-8pm 12/05, 6pm-8pm 12/12, 6pm-8pm 12/19, 6pm-8pm
  • Saturdays: 11/29, 8am-8pm 12/06, 8am-8pm 12/13, 8am-8pm 12/20, 8am-8pm
  • Sundays 11/30, 9am-7pm 12/07, 9am-7pm 12/16, 9am-7pm
  • Monday - Thursday 12/01-12/04, 6pm-8pm 12/08-12/11, 6pm-8pm 12/15-12/18, 6pm-6pm

Christmas OrnamentsWhite House Christmas Ornaments and Holy Land Religious Items. Youth Ministry will be selling 2014 White House Ornaments this year to raise funds for the 2015 summer WorkCamp. This year's ornament honors the administration of Warren G. Harding, who served as the 29th president of the United States from 1921 to 1923 ($25 each). Also, Holy Land religious items will be for sale (hand-carved olive wood at various prices)! Make a purchase after any weekend Mass starting Nov 15-16. Contact Tim Judge at youthministry@holytrinityparish.net with questions. Make checks payable to Holy Trinity. Thank you for your generous support!

TMIYBecome 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.

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

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 more might be…come and see. Sessions run every other Wed. Learn More

RCIA Every Monday

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) takes place Monday evenings from 7-8:30pm in Our Lady’s Hall. RCIA is for adults interested in learning more about the Catholic faith and discerning if Jesus is calling them to become Catholic. If you've been thinking about the Catholic Church, are an adult in need of the sacraments of initiation (Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist), or know someone who is, call Martha Drennan at the parish office (703) 753-6700 to register for this journey of discernment and sacramental preparation. Learn More

Join Us for Pro-Life Prayer on the First Saturday Each Month

Pro-Life Support Services

Crisis Pregnancy Support:

Post Abortion Counseling:

Parish Announcements....

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.

Fr. Yehl's Boys Book Club meets on the 2nd Friday's in Room 108 from 4:45-5:45pm. The reading series is "Gospel Time Trekkers" available from Seton Books. The schedule is: Dec 12 @Noon Special Advent Book, Jan TBA@Noon Book #4, Feb 13 @Noon Book #5, Mar 13 @Noon Book Special Lent Book, Apr 10 @Noon Book #6, May 8 FRIDAY Bon Fire and S'mores at the Erikson home

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 donate@houseofmercyva.org. 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.

Religious Education

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

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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.