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Parishioners for Others

Slavery, Segregation, and Race in Our Parish
We invite Holy Trinity parishioners and others to learn more about the role of slavery, segregation, and race in Holy Trinity’s history. We hope that, in throwing more light on our parish’s past, our work will open doors to reflecting on that past and on its implications for our present, and inspire our daily interactions with others. Visit our website to read the articles.

ADW Department of Life Issues
The Pro-Life Office was established in 1990 to promote a greater respect for human life and to be a catalyst for advocacy, education, evangelization, direct assistance and spiritual efforts on behalf of God’s great gift of human life and human love. The Office of Life Issues continues to advocate for the life and dignity of the human person through the Rally and Mass for Life, partnerships with parishes and community agencies, and legislative action through the Maryland Catholic Conference.


CommuniTea: Maria Madre Godparent Program
May 5, 4pmZoom
Administered by Maria Madre parish staff under the leadership of Sister Betty of the Apostólicas Corazón de Jesús, the Godparent program is a child sponsorship program that serves the children and youth in La Chacra whose families have the greatest socio-economic needs. Join Sister Betty and current Holy Trinity Godparents to learn more about this program.

CommuniCoffee: St. Jean Baptiste 
May 26, 7pm, Register
World Hunger Day is May 28. Pour yourself some Just Haiti coffee (on sale now- details below!) and join members of our St. Jean Baptiste Committee and Delane Bailey, Senior Field Advisor with Food for the Poor, for updates on food insecurity, education, and political unrest in Haiti, and learn about plans for the coming year with our sister parish.

June Social Justice Book Discussion
June 9 and 23, 12pm, Register for Zoom Link

For our CommuniTeas in June, parishioner Ryan Carroll and Ashley Klick invite you to a book discussion group on "Mutual Aid" by Dean Spade. "This book is about mutual aid: why it is so important, what it looks like, and how to do it. It provides a grassroots theory of mutual aid, describes how mutual aid is a crucial part of powerful movements for social justice, and offers concrete tools for organizing, such as how to work in groups, how to foster a collective decision-making process, how to prevent and address conflict, and how to deal with burnout."  Registration required.

Women Who Stay Summer 2021

Our summer series will begin what we hope will be an ongoing series of meeting women around the globe who are contributing in various and profound ways to the life of the Church. In June, we are excited to welcome in June women in Australia!

All meetings will be at 5:30pm EST on Zoom. Registration is required.

June 7: Dr. Michele Connolly, Associate Professor, Sydney College of Divinity

Dr. Connolly is Associate Professor at Sydney College of Divinity. She completed a B.A. at the Australian National University in Canberra and a Dip. Ed. at the University of New England in Armidale, NSW. In the mid 1980s she moved into theological education, completing a BTh(Hons) at Yarra Theological Union, and MA in New Testament at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago and finally a PhD in New Testament at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA. Since returning to Sydney in 2001 she has contributed to many forms of adult education in the Scriptures in programs run by dioceses, parishes, religious orders and various renewal groups in Sydney and around Australia. Her research interest includes Gospel of Mark, Pauline Letters, Feminist and Postcolonial Criticism, and Literary Criticism. Register

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. 

2021 Community Support

Social Justice has established this sign up genius for requests from members of our Migrant familia and partners. Items may be shipped/delivered to Holy Trinity or dropped off at Ashley's house in Alexandria.You may drop off items at Holy Trinity (please use the covered entrance to the parish center off the courtyard) marked for Social Justice or ship items to:

Ashley Klick/Social Justice
c/o Holy Trinity Catholic Church
3513 N Street, NW
Washington, DC 20007

Maria Madre Godparent Program

The Holy Trinity Maria Madre group warmly invites you to participate in our parish’s thirty-two year relationship of service, faith sharing, friendship, and solidarity with our sister parish by becoming a godparent in the Maria Madre Godparent (child sponsorship) Program. We have invited Holy Trinity Godparents to share their stories each month. Know more about our Sister Parish.

Faces of the Godparent Program


Stay up to date on legislative and policy issues by signing up for action alerts from USCCB's Justice for ImmigrantsIgnatian Solidarity Network, and Jesuit Refugee Service. Holy Trinity has formed an Advocacy Team to address the root causes of social injustice. If you are interested in learning about local advocacy actions addressing affordable housing, immigration, and climate, please email aklick@trinity.org to be added to the distribution list.

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