How Your Support Benefits Holy Trinity
Holy Trinity is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We are deeply grateful for your continued generosity which enables us to support the many ministries of our parish. Thanks to your gifts, Holy Trinity is in sound financial health and we are a debt-free parish. We encourage you to view our most recent financial report.
Service of the Faith
Today Holy Trinity serves 3,600 registered households – more than 10,000 persons – from DC, Northern Virginia, and Maryland. More than 600 parishioners serve as choir members, cantors, Eucharistic ministers, lectors, acolytes, and ushers of parish liturgies. The parish celebrates more than 100 weddings, 200 infant baptisms, and 25 funerals. Approximately 100 children celebrate their First Eucharist and 110 are confirmed annually. RCIA prepares 30 adults to be baptized or enter into full communion. While the celebration of the Eucharist is the most important event at Holy Trinity, the practice of Ignatian spirituality distinguishes us from other Archdiocesan parishes. More than 200 individuals at Holy Trinity take part in an Ignatian Spirituality retreat each year.
Promotion of Justice
For nearly 30 years, Holy Trinity has tithed for social justice concerns by dedicating 10% of our ordinary income to our program. Since 2006, Holy Trinity has contributed more than $1,750,000 to nearly 50 agencies and organizations providing a variety of direct services to low income individuals and families in addition to countless hours of volunteerism by parishioners. A sample of agencies supported by our efforts includes Good Faith Communities Coalition, McKenna Center, So Others Might Eat, Hands on Housing, and Hope and a Home, among many other worthwhile organizations.
Known as a magnet parish serving thousands in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, Holy Trinity offers one of the largest Religious Education and Faith Formation programs in the area. More than 750 children enroll in the Religious Education program, which includes Shepherd’s Flock, a pioneering program for students with physical or learning challenges.
Founded in 1818, Holy Trinity School is the oldest elementary school in the District of Columbia and the only co-educational, elementary school in the Jesuit tradition in Washington, DC. Approximately 300 students comprise our racially, ethnically, and socio-economically diverse student body in grades Pre-K through Eighth Grade. In an effort to assure its diversity, and in the interest of justice, Holy Trinity School serves not only the children of parishioners, but also the children of the city’s poor and other disadvantaged.
More than $600,000 is annually allocated as tuition assistance to families of our parish who attend Holy Trinity School. Through our social justice tithe, we also contribute toward the full tuition assistance of Holy Trinity School students in the Gavigan Program. In the past 30 years, more than 50 low-income students, who would not otherwise be able to attend Holy Trinity School, have benefited.