Anniversary Lecture Series

Implementation of Vatican II Liturgy
January 26, 10am, Trinity Hall
Since the 1970s, Holy Trinity has been a place where the implementation of the liturgy after the Second Vatican Council was taken very seriously.  As we celebrate 225 years as parishioners for others, we will host an expert panel discussion on the implementation of the new liturgy, how we arrived here and the work still left to do.  The panel will be comprised of experts in the field - Msgr. Kevin Irwin, Research Professor of Liturgical and Sacramental Theology at The Catholic University of America, Gail Ramshaw, a crafter and theologian of liturgical language and professor emerita at La Salle University, John Buscemi, a noted liturgical artist and liturgical consultant, and Deacon Paul Covino, a former staff member of Holy Trinity and the Georgetown Center for Liturgy, the author of several pastoral books, and Director of Campus Ministry at Assumption College. The panel will be moderated by Jim Sabak, OFM and David Pennington. All are welcome and questions encouraged. Reception to follow.  RSVP

Applying the Principles of Ignatian Spirituality to Relationships: A Discussion with Tim & Susan Muldoon
February 23, 6:30pm, McKenna Hall (A presentation for couples)
February 24, 10:10am, Trinity Hall (A presentation for parents)
How might our prayer life enhance our closest relationships, especially in marriage and family life? Join Tim and Sue Muldoon, author of three books drawing from the tradition of Ignatian spirituality to shed light on these questions: Six Sacred Rules for FamiliesThe Discerning Parent; and Reclaiming Family Time. The Muldoons will share their reflections on their experiences as married people and as parents, but also on what they have learned from their professional lives (Tim as a theologian, Sue as therapist and religious educator). In their talks, they will talk about the Ignatian practice of finding God in all things, reflecting on how this kind of attitude allows people to draw meaning even from the mundane tasks of everyday life. They will pay particular attention to the call to a deepening of love in family life.  RSVP

Birthed from the Side of Jesus- An Evening with Sr. Barbara Reid, O.P.
March 13, 7pm, Trinity Hall
An exploration of the images of death and rebirth in the Gospel of John from a perspective of feminist biblical interpretation.  In this time of crisis in the church and the cosmos, the life, death, and resurrection of Christ offer hope and new life that come only in passing through birth pangs. RSVP

Bus Tour of the Maryland Sites with Father Kevin and 225 Anniversary History Committee Members
May 19, 8am departure from St. Ignatius Chapel
The all-day bus tour will include historic Old St. Mary, St. Inigoes, St. Ignatius Chapel/St. Thomas Manor, and Sacred Heart, Bowie, MD.  Seating is limited.  There is a fee of $35 which includes lunch and necessary admission charges.  Itinerary subject to change.  RSVP

Art & Faith
Week of June 17, National Gallery of Art
The National Gallery of Art will have a large exhibition on Tintoretto – the Renaissance artist who produced a significant number of important religious paintings. There will be a lecture and private tour of the public space as well as smaller tours of their "behind the scenes" religious art.

At this time, we are accepting reservations for an hour long "behind the scenes" look at select pieces of religious art with Assistant Curator Ginger Hammer for the following dates and times:
Thursday, June 20, 10am
Thursday, June 20, 2pm
Saturday, June 22, 10am
Saturday, June 22, 2pm
You may sign up for one date/time.  Maximum reservations for each tour is 15. Please RSVP with your preferred date/time to Ashley Klick.

The committee is still finalizing details for our collaboration with the National Gallery of Art.  If you would like to receive more information once dates and times for tours are available, please contact Ashley Klick.