Pilgrimage to Our Past

History has a way of inspiring the telling of stories.  As our ancient ancestors knew so well, telling stories serves to bring people together, fosters shared understandings and promotes a sense of community. Our faith community at Holy Trinity in its three-century existence has more than a few stories. Beginning with the building of the Chapel of Saint Ignatius in 1794, the history of this parish has been a long and grace-filled one. As we commemorate the 200th Anniversary of Holy Trinity School and the 225th Anniversary of our first Mass at Holy Trinity, we will provide a monthly publication recounting some of the stories that comprise our parish's amazing history.

There are indeed many stories to be read and told.  Did you ever hear the story of when President Abraham Lincoln, while attending the funeral for a union general, was reprimanded for wearing his hat in church? How about the time in the 1970s when a circus not only came to town, but also performed in our church! Or perhaps you were there in 2008 when two presidential hopefuls, Barack Obama and John McCain, sat together as they attended the funeral of our parishioner, journalist Tim Russert.  These and more stories will be recounted throughout anniversary years.  What is your Holy Trinity story? - Rev. C. Kevin Gillespie, S.J.

Do you have a memory or image you would like to share? Submissions may be used in our bulletin, the monthly Anniversary newsletter, and on our website.  Share your story.