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.
March 5 - April 17
Visit Holy Trinity's calendar for events & dates to remember. And be sure to check Masstimes.org when traveling.
Stations of the Cross are at 7:00pm on Fridays followed by 7:30pm Mass.
- Monday 7:00am
- Tuesday 6:30pm
- Wednesday 6:30pm (begin Mar 12)
- Thursday 5:30pm
- Friday after 9:00am Mass
- Saturday 4:00pm
Third Annual Holy Trinity Lenten Fish Fry in Our Lady’s Hall
Presented by the Knights of Columbus
March 14, 21, 28 &
Carry-Out: until 7:30pm
View flyer for details
Events & Offerings
Mar 15 (St. Joseph’s in Herndon) - Dr. Peter Kreeft, Professor of Philosophy at Boston College and Kings College, and Mary Ann Hayes, MSW will be speaking at the 2014 Women’s Conference, entitled “Angels and Demons: Who They Are And How They Influence Us” at St. Joseph’s in Herndon. Continental breakfast, lunch and Mass with Bishop Loverde included. Space is limited. No registrations at the door. More at arlingtondiocese.org/women.
March 19 (7:30pm) - The final HISTORY OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH session in our Catholic Church History discussion is titled Vatican II and the Church in the Modern World. Come learn why what was produced during Vatican II provided some of the most positive and enduring social changes that occurred during the twentieth century. Learn how anyone, who wishes, can benefit from the writings of Vatican II. This discussion will take place at 6772 Arthur Hills Drive in Heritage Hunt. For information, contact Jim Drennan at (703) 743-5591. Listen to Past Discussions
Mar 23 - American Heritage Girls "Sunday Best Dress Sale" Fundraiser. On Sunday, March 23, AHG will be selling gently used girls dresses and dress coats to the parishioners at Holy Trinity. We would like to offer Easter, First Communion, Christmas, and beautiful Sunday dresses and coats in sizes newborn through teen. We are accepting donations of gently used dresses from now until March 17. Please bring donations to the alcove outside Our Lady's Hall (hangers welcome, but not necessary) and place them on the rack. We will sort and tag dresses and have them available for purchase on March 23 before the 7:00, 8:30 and 10:30 Masses. Cash and personal checks will be accepted at the sale. For information contact Heidi Tamke at Heidi.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mar 27 (7pm in Our Lady’s Hall) - Dr. Diane Moczar, church historian and professor will speak on The Top Ten Myths/Lies About Catholic Church History. Did the inquisition kill 20,000 people? Was Galileo right in his conclusions about the bible? Were the Crusades just attempts by the Church to get territory back in the Middle East? Is the Catholic Church waging a war against women? Are faith and reason intended to be divorced? Interested in some of these questions? Come and hear the truth.
Apr 5 (8am-1pm) - Youth Ministry Yard Sale. Learn more about donations prior to the event. Thank you for your generosity.
Apr 6 (6:30pm) - Monthly Holy Hour, Family Rosary and Vespers. Join us the first Sunday of each month at 6:30 pm in the church for a Holy Hour, family Rosary and sung vespers for the intentions of life, marriage and religious freedom. Prayer booklets to follow along with the vespers prayers are provided. This is a great way for individuals and families to end a hectic week or for parents to spend some time with our Lord. Remember: “The family that prays together stays together.” (Fr. Peyton) Also: 5/4, 6/1, 7/6, 8/3, 9/7, 10/5, 11/2, 12/7
Join Us for RCIA Mondays 7-8:30pm
Join Us for Pro-Life Prayer on the First Saturday Each Month
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!
Spiritual Treasures Gift Shop Need! As we continue to strive to provide the best selection of Catholic goods for the parish, we are in dire need of volunteers. Although Spiritual Treasures is a business, we are entirely run by volunteers and any “profit” made goes right back in to purchasing new inventory. We realize our hours are not always conducive with your schedules, but at this moment, we are in jeopardy of only being able to be open two weekends a month after the Masses. Ideally, a volunteer would be able to commit to ½ hour after a Sunday mass (depending on customer traffic). Saturday vigil and Sunday evening Masses require ½ hour before as well as the ½ hour after. One can chose to volunteer as little or as much as one chooses – we would be grateful for any time. Please prayerfully consider volunteering some of your time to help continue this wonderful ministry. Feel free to contact Chris Comeau, email@example.com, if you have any questions or would like to volunteer.
RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) takes place Mondays from 7-8:30pm in Our Lady’s Hall and is for adults interested in learning more about the Catholic faith and discerning if Jesus is calling them to become Catholic. Learn More
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
Pray For Our Military
- 1st Lt Niles Monsen, 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
- ME3 John A. Hibberd USCG
- 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.