Direct Service

Direct service allows parishioners a chance to help, which is how St. Ignatius described service – nothing lofty, simply helping and working side-by-side with others. This kind of service allows us to form relationships, show solidarity, and learn and work with others, particularly the poor and vulnerable. It also allows us to share the life that God has given us.

Power of One!

At Holy Trinity, our faith and our Ignatian tradition call us to build a more just world that upholds dignity, equality and access to social and economic opportunity for all. Our social justice ministry supports and facilitates living a life of justice and peace, and once a year we try to do this together as a parish. We call it the Power of One.

This year we will celebrate and serve together on Saturday, May 13. Opportunities for service around the DC area are available throughout the day. You may find details and sign up at THIS LINK.

Any questions can be directed to Kate Tromble,

Monthly Parish-Wide Service Opportunities!

Starting in September we will gather as a parish community once each month to serve a different part of our DC-metro community. Monthly service dates are below along with where we will serve. Please join! For more details, locations, and to sign up, click here, email, or call (202) 903-2809.

Oct. 10:   Serving at Fr. McKenna Center & Meal preparation for Georgetown                  Ministry Center at Holy Trinity
Nov. 24:  Thanksgiving Meal Service at either Fr. McKenna Center or So                           Others Might Eat (SOME)
Nov. 25:  Serving at Fr. McKenna Center
Dec. 18:  Giving Tree
Jan. 16:  Serving at Fr. McKenna Center & Meal preparation for Georgetown                   Ministry Center at Holy Trinity
Feb. 4:    A Wider Circle
Mar. 18:  Helping Hands meal packing for Catholic Relief Service (CRS)
                at Holy Trinity
Apr. 8:   DC Diaper Bank
May 13:  Power of One

Saturday and Sunday Meals for the Homeless

Holy Trinity coordinates weekly sit-down meals for the homeless in Georgetown. In addition to preparing and serving food, there are some light set-up and clean-up duties. For more information, contact Mike Conway,


Provide-a-meal, meal service to the homeless every 4th Saturday, especially in the summer. Contact Patrick McCourt,

Winter Shelter at Holy Trinity

For two weeks over the Christmas holidays Holy Trinity hosts the Georgetown Ministries Homeless Winter shelter for approximately 10 to 12 adults. Volunteers are needed to prepare dinner or breakfast for up to 12, share the meal with the guests, and clean up. The conversation is always lively and engaging. For further information, please contact Mike Conway,

Christ House Lunch

Every second Saturday of the month Holy Trinity parishioners serve lunch to the guests at Christ House. For more information, please contact Don Leathem,


Service Opportunities Available at Local Organizations

For more information about the type of service available, whether it is family friendly, and whether the work is better undertaken over the short-term or long-term, please contact the individual organization listed in our Volunteer Booklet. If you need assistance in connecting with an organization, please feel free to contact Kate Tromble,