Parish Life

Parish Life is a ministry of Holy Trinity that focuses on building community, and supporting programs and events that allow parishioners to connect with one another on social, pastoral, spiritual, and emotional levels. There are many groups represented within Parish Life that play a part in making Holy Trinity a vibrant, involved and active parish.

For a complete description, visit our main Groups & Ministries page or view the pages below.


Lisa Dittmeier or
Helene Flanagan
(202) 903-2801

Upcoming Parish Life Events

Virtual New Parishioner Orientation

We invite you to attend our Virtual New Parishioner Orientation on Sunday, February 21st from
2:30 pm – 3:30pm.  The Zoom link to join is
Orientation is an opportunity to meet Father Kevin, the Parish Life Staff, and other new parishioners.  Learn about our ministries and the history of the Parish.

Please enjoy this video which gives a brief history of the Parish:
Holy Trinity History Video:

The orientation provides an opportunity to learn more about our community, to meet our Jesuit fathers, staff leadership and other new parishioners. No RSVP is required.  If you have questions, please email Lisa Dittmeier at

Sunday Afternoons with a Jesuit
Feb 21, Mar 21, Apr 18, and May 23, all at 4:00 pm

Please join Fr Gillespie and parishioner Robin Smith on Zoom for Sunday afternoon presentations of the stories of the Jesuits in the Maryland Province.  With the end of the Maryland Province and the beginning of the USA East Province of the Society of Jesus, the history of the Province will be told through the individual reflections of selected Jesuits.
The four monthly sessions starting in February will begin at  4:00 pm and will present a short video highlighting the formative stories of a selected Maryland Jesuit.  Father Gillespie and Robin Smith will follow with a discussion and conversation.
No RSVP is required.  Connect on  Zoom

Grief Support Group Resumes Virtually February 20, 2021

Have you experienced a death in your family, or among your close friends, and are dealing with protracted sorrow or spiritual emptiness associated with that loss? Grief support group meetings will be held for six weeks twice a year to deal with the effects of such bereavement and to provide an enabling space for healing and spiritual renewal. 

Click here for more information.

Holy Trinity Book Discussion Group

Beginning October 1, 2020, the Holy Trinity Book Discussion Group will meet virtually via Zoom on Thursdays from 7:15pm to 8:45pm.  For more information and Zoom particulars, please contact Bob Stewart  Click here for more info.

Separated/Divorced/Widowed Group

This group will be holding virtual meetings every week until social distancing is no longer necessary, and we can resume meeting at Holy Trinity. The group provides support for the widowed, divorced or separated. This is a warm and inviting group, everything is confidential, and there is no cost. We use Rebuilding When Your Relationship Ends as a basis for discussion.

Each week’s meeting is on Monday evening at 7:30 pm. We use videoconferencing software such as Zoom, but there will be a phone-in option if you prefer that.

For more information, or to discuss whether the group is right for you, contact Mary Ellen Curto, ‭(301) 509-1224,, Vilma Aguilar, , or Jack Harllee, 202-986-3838.


Holy Trinity Time Capsule

The Holy Trinity Time Capsule is still OPEN!  As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact our daily lives, we pray for the recovering, the sick, and the dead. We also pray for social justice, government stability, and a brighter future.  Over 7 months ago, our pastor, Fr. Kevin Gillespie, established the Holy Trinity Time Capsule Committee to document these unique times through a time capsules for the parish and the school. With the pandemic, social justice, BLM, the election, vaccine, and much more – we look ahead to the years 2043 and 2044 when we celebrate the school’s 225th and parish’s 250th anniversaries.  

The time capsule will remain open until March 11, 2021 - the one-year anniversary of the declaration of the pandemic.  Over the course of this year, we have much to document in both physical and digital forms.  So far, we have received photos, articles, masks, newspapers, reflections, and much more – but we’d like your additional contributions. If you have photos, articles, or other items that show or describe: the impact of the pandemic; outdoor dining; modified home, work and school lives; vaccine emergency use declaration; first vaccinations; imaginative masks. 

We invite you to email us at: with ideas or 2 – 3 of your most memorable photos, articles, or videos.  If you have a physical item you would like to donate, such as a mask or sign, etc. please take a picture and email it to us so we can provide additional instructions. 

Thank you for your participation and let us pray for health, peace, and understanding during these historical times.

Virtual Sunday Coffee and Donuts

We are currently meeting virtually for Coffee & Donuts at 10:30 am each Sunday. Grab a cup of coffee and a donut from your kitchen and join us on Zoom for fellowship.

On the last Sunday of the Month, Katie Wolf  who is Holy Trinity's Ambassador Coordinator, will join the coffee for "Welcome Sunday".  New Parishioners are encouraged to join in and Katie and other parishioners can answer questions you may have about the Parish.

New and Expanding Groups

We are looking for interested parishioners to expand or start up the following groups:

Holy Trinity Ambassadors
Would you like to be a part of a team who welcomes newcomers to our Parish? Help expand our Ambassador program! We are especially looking for parents of school-aged children and young adults. Please contact Katie Wolf to learn more.

Parents of Young Children
Share in fellowship with other parents of infant and toddler aged children. Interested? Contact Nina Santiago.