Lent 2023


February 22, 2023

Ash Wednesday - Church

  • 8:00am - Eucharist with distribution of ashes
  • 5:30pm - Eucharist with distribution of ashes
  • 7:30pm - Solemn evening prayer with distribution of ashes


Wednesday Exposition & Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
  • Wednesdays during Lent in the St. Ignatius Chapel from 6-7pm after daily mass. Time for quiet prayer with the Eucharist and option to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation.


Lenten Praying in Sacred Space
  • Lenten Saturdays, 4:00 - 5:00 pm on Zoom
    Dates: February 25, March 4, 11, 18 and 25, April 1
    During Lent, you are invited to deepen your preparation for Easter and join others for an hour of contemplative prayer and faith sharing inspired by the Sunday scripures. Please register for one or all here.


Ecological Examen
  • March 5, 10:15am, Chapel of St. Ignatius
    Reconciling God, Creation, and Humanity is a reflection tool to heed Pope Francis’ call in Laudato Si’ to care for creation and to reconcile our relationship with God, creation and one another. You are invited to pray an ecological Examen that asks you to reflect on your personal relationship with creation, to acknowledge and amend your ways and to promote ecological justice by standing in solidarity with those most impacted by environmental harm. All are welcome!


Ignatian Spirituality Simple Supper and Prayer
  • March 10, 6:15 pm in McKenna Hall
    Come for a simple Lenten meal of soup and bread to nourish our bodies, and fellowship to nourish our hearts -- followed by a guided experience of Ignatian contemplation (imaginative prayer based in scripture) to nourish our souls! Please RSVP here. For more info or to volunteer at this event, please email Catherine Heinhold at cheinhold@trinity.org.


Lent 2023: Finding God in the Chaos
  • Chaotic. A word some might choose to describe the state of our world today. As we look at the global landscape, it isn’t difficult to see why—war and violence, illness and grief, economic uncertainty and fear, injustice and polarization rule the headlines and impact each of our lives in some way. The spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola asks us to find God in all things—seeing all people, things, and circumstances as gifts that can bring us closer to God. So, yes, even now, even in the chaos, we are called to find God. Throughout the Lenten season, writers from the Ignatian network will help us do just this—find God in the chaos. Join us each day as we dive into the story of hope, of justice, of God’s presence in a chaotic, broken world. Subscribe here.


A View of the Liturgy: The Ideal and the Real with Sr. Catherine Vincie
  • March 19, 4pm, Trinity Hall
    "A View of the Liturgy: The Ideal and the Real"
    Sixty years ago this November, the Second Vatican Council issued the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy. What do we point to today as the basic principles of Catholic liturgy? What is wrong or missing in the liturgy? What is the feminist perspective on liturgy? And what is the intersection between the Church's liturgy and the New Cosmology? Sr. Catherine will guide us through a thought-provoking discussion on the liturgy. Catherine Vincie, RSHM, is professor of sacramental and liturgical theology at the Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis, Missouri. She is also past president of the North American Academy of Liturgy.


Family Stations of the Cross followed by a Simple Supper in McKenna
  • March 24, 6pm, Church
    Hosted by Holy Trinity's Faith Formation, students in grades 3-8, Youth Ministry and At Home Catechesis will present the Stations of the Cross as seen through the eyes of children in the first century. Students in grades 3-8 will also feature artwork depicting the stations. Following Stations all are invited for a Simple Supper in McKenna.  Please RSVP or volunteer to bring a main or side dish to the Simple Supper through this link.  All are welcome.


Stations of the Cross with the Migrant Team
  • March 31, 6pm, Church
    Experience the Stations of the Cross through a modern lens with members of our Migrant Familia. All are welcome to join the familia for a Simple Supper in McKenna Hall following the event.


Setting Captives Free: Racism and God's Liberating Grace
  • Weekly for six weeks beginning week of February 19, 2023
    Registration closed
    Retreatants from Georgetown University, Georgetown Prep, Holy Trinity and parishes in Washington and from around the country will pray in an Ignatian way for God to reveal their complicity with racism and be transformed into the likeness of Christ. Please pray for them.


A Lenten Retreat: Drawn from the Spiritual Exercises
  • February 19 - April 1, 2023
    Registration closed
    Individuals who have made an Ignatian retreat previously are invited to deepen their encounter with Christ through the dynamics of the Spiritual Exercises. Please hold them in prayer duirng these six weeks.


Lenten Faith Sharing Groups
  • More that 40 parishioneers are participating in Trinity Faith Sharing groups this Lent. Please keep them in your prayers as they reflect on the Sunday readings and share how God is working in their lives.