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September Volunteer Highlights

Do you or someone you know need assistance during this time? Volunteers are available for conversation, grocery assistance, errands, and more. Please complete this form or contact Ashley Klick.

Visit our website for a list of community resources. This list also includes volunteer opportunities in the DC area. During this time Holy Trinity Catholic Church has made financial contributions to the following organizations: Food for the Poor, GRM- Matamoros, Kino Border Initiative, Martha's Table, N Street Village, Sacred Heart (Richmond), So Others Might Eat, and the Spanish Catholic Center.

 

Contemplating Justice: A Prayerful Response to Racial Injustice

September 14, October 5 and November 16 at 7pm
As our parish moves forward in discerning our response to racism and white supremacy, all are invited to a new prayer series this fall. Drawing on our Ignatian tradition of the Examen, contemplation and meditation, we will be guided by Catherine Heinhold and Rebecca Hoesterey. Following the prayer there will be time for reflection and sharing. Come to one session or to all. Join the Zoom.

World Day of Migrants and Refugees

September 27, 4pm
The theme chosen by Pope Francis for the 106th World Day of Migrantsand Refugees is “Forced like Jesus Christ to flee.” The Holy Trinity Catholic Church (DC) Migrant Team is partnering with St. Ignatius of Loyola (Chestnut Hill,MA) Immigration Sub-Committee to host an afternoon of prayer and sharing. Attendees will havethe opportunity to learn first hand what is happening on both sidesof the border. Speakers include: Caitlin-Marie Ward, Senior Advisoron Migration with the Jesuit Office of Justice and Ecology,  Padre Francisco Javier Calvillo Salazar of La Casa del Migrante in CiudadJuarez, and members of the HT Migrant Team. Register

Speakers

For a complete list of scheduled speakers and for videos of past presentations, please visit our events page.

From September 1 to October 4 each year, the Christian community celebrates the Season of Creation by praying and acting together to protect our common home. We Catholics are uniting with others in the Christian family to protect every creature in God’s beautifully complex web of creation. This is a time to celebrate the abundance of life and to refocus our efforts to protect creation in all its glory. Caring for Creation protects the inheritance the Creator has given us, … an inheritance essential to our well-being. Pope Benedict XIV told us protecting this inheritance is a way of fulfilling our role as stewards of Creation. Pope Francis urges us to recognize our connectedness with the natural world saying, “Nature cannot be regarded as something separate from ourselves or as a mere setting in which we live. We are part of nature, included in it and thus in constant interaction with it.” (LS 139)

Columbans are releasing a new podcast mini-series for the #SeasonOfCreation called “Jubilee for the Earth” about the beauty of biodiversity and the threats it faces. Sign up here for the launch.

Racial Justice Resource Guide

A guide with resources suggested by Holy Trinity staff for becoming an anti-racism ally by acting, learning (and unlearning) and reading about racism and racial justice. Do you have further recommendations? Send an email to communications@trinity.org and we will update the document.

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HT Migrant Team

Weekly Conference Call
The HT Migrant Team now meets Mondays via conference call at 7pm to discuss the needs of migrant familia. We are accepting donations to support the five families in our program. Please contact Ashley Klick at aklick@trinity.org for more information. 

Advocacy

Take Action on Farmville-ICE
Consider writing to or calling your senators using this toolkit that Sanctuary DMV put together. You may want to review this Toolkit to Support Local Demands for Mass Release of People in ICE Custody

Take Action to Stop Federal Executions 
The federal government is attempting to restart the practice of executions for the first time in 17 years.On June 15, the U.S. Department of Justice scheduled three executions to take place over a five-day span beginning July 13. A fourth execution has been scheduled for the end of August. The legality of the federal government's execution protocol is still being contested. Act

 

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