Founded in 1787 by the Jesuits, Holy Trinity is the oldest parish and church in continuous operation in Washington, DC. In 1794, the first church building (the present-day chapel) was completed and the first Mass was celebrated. Today, more than 4,500 families are registered as parishioners and worship together at Holy Trinity.
In 2019, we are celebrating 225 Years of Parishioners for Others and 225 years of that first Mass at Holy Trinity.
Could Bishop John Carroll and Rev. Francis Neale, S.J. know what Holy Trinity would become 225 years ago? Did they imagine a robust church community with 101 ministries, groups, programs and committees? Could they envision a gathering of 2,500 faithful each week at seven Sunday Masses? Could Rev. Benedict Fenwick, S.J. see to 2018 when his “Free School for Boys” had transformed into a school with 343 students? Could our early spiritual leaders truly imagine a community of students, alums, and parishioners fully engaged with their neighborhood, region, and the world?
As we celebrate 200 years of students for others at Holy Trinity School in 2018 and prepare to celebrate 225 years of parishioners for others at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in 2019, we invite you to be a part of the celebration.
200th/225th Anniversary Events
January 2019: Holy Trinity 225th Anniversary Begins
March 2, 2019: 200th/225th Anniversary Benefit for Jesuit Education Join the Host Committee and Reserve 2 Tickets
Join us at Sequoia for an evening of arts and entertainment to benefit Jesuit education and Social Justice initiatives
June 15, 2019: Trinity Weekend - Power of One
June 16, 2019: Trinity Weekend - Annual Parish Picnic
October 5, 2019: Reopening of Church and Founder’s Day Celebration
Join us for an afternoon celebrating our ministries and concluding with a performance of "Mystery on Holy Hill"