Youth Service & Justice Opportunities

 

Summer Service

Fill out this online application to apply for our trip to Camden, NJ or Haiti.

Adult chaperones are needed for the trips.  Please contact Sara Seligmann sseligmann@trinity.org  202.903.2814 if you are interested in serving as an adult chaperone.

  • Jean Baptiste, Anse d'Hainault, Haiti
    Holy Trinity has a “twinning relationship” with St. Jean Baptiste Catholic Church in Anse d’Hainault, a fishing village located on the west coast of Haiti. Teams of Holy Trinity parishioners visit the parish once a year, building friendships and bringing items requested by the pastor of St. Jean Baptiste. This July we will take a one week youth trip to build an even stronger relationship between our parishes. 
  • Camden Service Trip: Urban Challenge at Romero Center 
    The Urban Challenge Program is an urban, service-learning, immersion experience rooted in the Catholic faith tradition. Offering a point of access to the lives and stories of the people of Camden, NJ, and its surrounding communities, the Urban Challenge Program is a unique educational and retreat opportunity. The Urban Challenge Program is built upon four fundamental components: prayer, service, education, and reflection. This year our Holy Trinity group will go on the Urban Challenge trip July 31-August 5. This trip is for rising 10th through 12th graders. Leading up to the trip we will have pre-trip reflection meetings.
  • Peace Camp 
    Holy Trinity Youth Ministry teams up with the Little Friends for Peace to help out with their Peace Camp. Peace Camp offers children the opportunity to explore cooperation and conflict resolution in a safe and supportive environment. Campers are taught skills to deal with their problems in a peaceful manner and encouraged to come up with their own creative solution to the problems they see in the world. Every day, Peace Camp starts and ends with the peace circle. The rest of the day campers rotate between activities such as: Art, Music, Dance, Nature walks, Storytelling, Cooperative games. CITs, Jr. Counselors and Counselors are needed to lead small groups and other activities.  This local service opportunity is for rising 7th-12th graders.

S4J - "Service 4 Justice"- "Service 4 Jesus"

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S4J  focuses on direct service opportunities in response to Pope Francis' call to each of us to accompany the poor. We meet on the last Saturday of every month to prepare and distribute food in Gibbons Park next to the Shrine of the Sacred Heart church downtown.
Here is how it works:
  • The onsite time-commitment is from 3:00-5:00 PM.
  • Volunteers will be responsible for their own transportation to and from Shrine of the Sacred Heart (3211 Sacred Heart Way, Washington, DC 20010). Carpooling may be an option.-- on the permission slip you can indicate if you will arrive at Shrine of the Sacred Heart or Holy Trinity. One to Two parent drivers are wanted for those that want/need a carpool. --carpools will leave Holy Trinity at 2:30 pm and arrive back around 5:30 pm
  • Please fill out a S4J Permission slip and return it to Sara Seligmann, sseligmann@trinity.org by Friday afternoon.
  • We will assemble in the Sacred Heart Rectory kitchen to prepare the food and enjoy some fellowship; then serve in the park and interact with people who are homeless  (in a safe setting); and then clean up and depart
  • In this initial phase, Holy Trinity will provide food and supplies; eventually, volunteers and their families may be asked to contribute.
 
If you have any questions contact Sara Seligmann, sseligmann@trinity.org 202.903.2814
 

Ignatian Family Teach-in for Justice (IFTJ) (November 12-13)

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The largest annual gathering of youth from Jesuit institutions is a great opportunity to meet people who will embrace your values and engage with you in conversation and exploration about some of the major issues of today.

Holy Trinity Youth  have an overnight (tons of fun!) at the DC Knights of Columbus Center .

For more information contact Sara Seligmann sseligmann@trinity.org 202.903.2814 

Participants need to fill out the IFTJ Registration by October 11th and turn in the permission slip.

Peer Ministry

Peer Ministers are a small faith community of High Schoolers that serve our parish. Their main focus is planning Confirmation Sessions and retreats for Confirmation.

 Peer Ministry team Application 2016-2017

Peer Ministry Schedule

Peer Ministry Covenant

Peer Ministry Permission Slip

 

Peace Club 

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Join the Little Friends for Peace at Peace Club. This is a day to learn about peace and others' lives and serve our wider community. 7th through 12th graders are invited to this morning of service and presence with children and teens at the Perry Center. On scheduled Saturdays (12/10,  2/11, 4/1) we leave from Holy Trinity at 9:00 am and return by 12:30 pm. 

All participants must sign up before hand and fill out this Permission Form.

Sign up

Drivers and chaperones are always needed.