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Read the We Are Called banner (1)most recent edition of our monthly social justice newsletter and subscribe by emailing ktromble@trinity.org

Power of One - May 19th! Join family, friends and fellow parishioners at our annual Power of One day of service on Saturday May 19th. There will be opportunities to experience the joy of being in community - from serving meals to providing maintenance and other support to partner organizations. There are morning, afternoon and early evening opportunities available for all ages! Sign up here

Read the Bishops' Statement "A Mercy and Peacebuilding Approach to Gun Violence" issued in March 2018.

Volunteer at SOME. Every month, on the fourth Sunday of the month for 40 years Holy Trinity has been serving breakfast and lunch at So Others Might Eat (SOME). The requirement is quite simple, you arrive at 10:00 am and leave at 1:30 pm. In between you serve food, wipe down tables, set places, and generally make the men and women eating feel welcome. To keep this tradition going, we are in need of new volunteers. If you are interested, please sign up on the SignUp Genius site.

Build Your Toolbox for Justice. Join us for a new series, Building Your Toolbox for Justice, which will explore what it means to work for justice as a Catholic Christian. We will also develop the practical tools individuals need to do that work within a parish setting, or beyond.  RSVP at this signup genius site.

  • What is the role of the laity in working for justice?
    Kevin Ahern Saturday, January 27, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (Lower School Big Room)
  • What are these tools we keep talking about?
    Saturday, March 10, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (McKenna Hall)
  • How do we identify where to use these new tools?
    Saturday April 14, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm (McKenna Hall)

Monthly Service Opportunities. We will once again be serving at the Fr. McKenna Center, A Wider Circle, and S.O.M.E. We will also prepare meals for Georgetown Ministry Center and Catholic Relief Services. And return to the DC Diaper Bank in the spring. We will also host our annual Power of One day of service. Details at this SIGN UP GENIUS SITE.

We also continue to serve every fourth Sunday of the month at S.O.M.E. If you'd like to serve one Sunday, or even become a regular, contact Patrick McCourt. Our regular Saturday suppers and Sunday dinners also continue to occur. Contact Mike Conway for details about how you can get involved. And, we are co-sponsoring a refugee family. If you'd like to help with that effort, contact Kate Tromble. 

Holy Trinity Has Gone Green! We’ve joined the EPA Green Power Partnership and are using close to/more than 3 million kilowatt-hours of green power annually green power. Find out more about the benefits of using green power and becoming a Green Power Partner.  #EPAGreenPower

 

Weekend Meals for the Homeless in Georgetown. We continue to welcome new volunteers to staff our weekly meals for the homeless. This is a direct service opportunity in Georgetown on Saturdays or Sundays from 4:15pm to 6:15pm that involves preparing and serving a meal for 50-60 adults as well as light set-up and clean-up duties. We also can make arrangements for you to just “drop off” a menu item at HT or at the meal sites. Contact Mike Conway for more information.   

homeward-dcADVOCACY OPPORTUNITIES: Join the effort to support small family shelters in Washington, DC rather than housing our homeless families in at old DC General site or in random hotels. Contact Tom Woodley for more information about getting involved. 

 candle1QUARTERLY REFLECTIONS. Sometimes we get very focused on serving others and our "doing" that we forget to take time to reflect on why we serve. Join us in the Chapel once a quarter to step back and reflect. We will spend an hour - led by Martina O'Shea - contemplating the relationship between our faith and service. 

  January 28 (4:00 pm)         March 18 (4:00 pm)            June 3 (4:00 pm)


Immigration Legal Services Needs Volunteers - Both Lawyers and Non-Laywers! Throughout the next several months Catholic Charities will rely on dozens of volunteers to help individuals submit applications to change their immigration status as allowed under the Nov. 22, 2014 Executive Order. If you are interested in volunteering in this effort, please register to volunteer with Catholic Charities and attend an orientation session or contact Jacqueline Rishty.

If you are interested in helping out, but looking for a different way to volunteer, there are other options. Please contact Kate Tromble  for more information.