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SOCIAL JUSTICE HAPPENINGS FOR 2016-2017
POWER OF ONE - MAY 13. At Holy Trinity, our faith and our Ignatian tradition call us to build a more just world that upholds dignity, equality and access to social and economic opportunity for all. Our social justice ministry supports and facilitates living a life of justice and peace, and once a year we try to do this together as a parish. We call it the Power of One.
This year we will celebrate and serve together on Saturday, May 13. Opportunities for service around the DC area are available throughout the day. You may find details and sign up at THIS LINK.
Any questions can be directed to Kate Tromble, email@example.com.
ROCK CREEK CONSERVANCY - APRIL 22, 10:00 am - Noon. For Earth Day we will be hosting a service project to clean the Glover Archibald Trail with the Rock Creek Conservancy. On Saturday April 22nd we will meet at the trailhead, which is located on Reservoir Rd, just east of Foxhall Rd at 10:00 am on April 22nd. This is a great way for 7th and 8th graders to get some more service hours. Here is where you sign up.
INDIVISIBLE SCREENING - MAY 5. Join Holy Trinity and Georgetown University's Undocumented Student Task Force for a special screening of the award-winning documentary film Indivisible on Friday May 5. Following the screening, a Q&A session will be held with the film's director, Hilary Linder; editor, Laura Franco-Velasco; and the three Dreamers featured in the film, Evelyn Rivera Portillo, Renata Teodoro, and Antonio Alarcon. The screening is free and open to the public. A light dinner will be served. Friday May 5, 6:30 pm, Georgetown University’s McShain Lounge (located in McCarthy Hall). RSVP through this EventBrite link.
MONTHLY SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES: We will once again be serving at the Fr. McKenna Center, A Wider Circle, and S.O.M.E. We will also prepare meals for Georgetown Ministry Center and Catholic Relief Services. And return to the DC Diaper Bank in the spring. We will also host our annual Power of One day of service. Details at this SIGN UP GENIUS SITE.
We also continue to serve every fourth Sunday of the month at S.O.M.E. If you'd like to serve one Sunday, or even become a regular, contact Patrick McCourt (firstname.lastname@example.org). Our regular Saturday suppers and Sunday dinners also continue to occur. Contact Mike Conway (email@example.com) for details about how you can get invovled. And, we are co-sponsoring a refugee family. If you'd like to help with that effort, contact Kate Tromble (firstname.lastname@example.org).
ADVOCACY OPPORTUNITIES: Join the effort to support small family shelters in Washington, DC rather than housing our homeless families in at old DC General site or in random hotels. Contact Tom Woodley (email@example.com) for more information about getting involved.
January 13th Join Washington Hebrew Congregation for dinner and Shabbat service to honor Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legacy. For information, contact Mary Tschudy (202) 965-2746.
QUARTERLY REFLECTIONS. Sometimes we get very focused on serving others and our "doing" that we forget to take time to reflect on why we serve. Join us in the Chapel once a quarter to step back and reflect. We will spend an hour - led by Martina O'Shea - contemplating the relationship between our faith and service.
April 8 (4:00 pm) June 10 (4:00 pm)
Weekend Meals for the Homeless in Georgetown. As summer draws near and parishioners head away on vacations, we are seeking new volunteers to staff our weekly meals for the homeless. This is a direct service opportunity in Georgetown on Saturdays or Sundays from 4:15 pm to 6:15 pm that involves preparing and serving a meal for 50-60 adults as well as light set-up and clean-up duties. We also can make arrangements for you to just “drop off” a menu item at HT or at the meal sites. Details: Mike Conway firstname.lastname@example.org.
Immigration Legal Services Needs Volunteers - Both Lawyers and Non-Laywers! Throughout the next several months Catholic Charities will rely on dozens of volunteers to help individuals submit applications to change their immigration status as allowed under the Nov. 22, 2014 Executive Order. If you are interested in volunteering in this effort, please register to volunteer with Catholic Charities and attend an orientation session. More information is available at www.catholiccharitiesdc.org/volunteerapplication or by contacting Jacqueline Rishty at email@example.com.
If you are interested in helping out, but looking for a different way to volunteer, there are other options. Please contact Kate Tromble at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.