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HT Migrant Team

March 16 Conference Call
The HT Migrant Team meets the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month via conference call at 7pm to discuss the needs of migrant familia. The HT Migrant Team has several needs for members of our extended familia: these include Spanish speakers, employment support, housing for a mother/daughter from Central West Africa, and housing in Montgomery County for a family of 4.  Short-term housing (3-6 months) continues to be an ongoing need. Please contact Ashley Klick at aklick@trinity.org for more information. 

POSTPONED The Samaritan Woman

This event has been canceled for March 15, and we are working to reschedule in October 2020.

March 15, 4pm, Trinity Hall
Sr. Sandra Schneiders will explore the Samaritan Woman at the well and the lessons we can learn for women in the church today. Sandra M. Schneiders is professor emerita of New Testament studies and Christian spirituality at Jesuit School of Theology, Santa Clara University, Berkeley, Calif., and author of Prophets in Their Own Country: Women Religious Bearing Witness to the Gospel in a Troubled Church (2012), among other publications. She is a member of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary of Monroe, Mich. RSVP

Jesuit Parish Advocacy Day

May 19 & 20
Holy Trinity is partnering with the Ignatian Solidarity Network to welcome parishioners from Jesuit parishes around the country to advocate for humane migration policies. Visitors will gather at Holy Trinity on May 19 for Mass, dinner and an advocacy prep session. Sign up to participate!

March 18: Please register with the Ignatian Solidarity Network

May 19:  Welcome, Mass, Dinner & Preparation

5:30pm:        Mass, Chapel of St. Ignatius
6:00pm:        Welcome Dinner & Advocacy Prep, Trinity Hall

May 20:  Advocacy Day

9am:          Group Prayer on the Hill
9am-3pm:    Congressional Meetings
3pm:           Reflection & Reception

 

CANCELED: Lenten Communal Penance: Care for Our Common Home

March 18, 7pm Chapel of St. Ignatius
Individual confessions start at 6:30pm in the parlor.
In Laudato Si, Pope Francis calls for a radical reorientation of the role of humanity with creation. He says that we have "come to see ourselves as [the Earth's] lords and masters, entitled to plunder her at will. The violence present in our hearts, wounded by sin, is also reflected in the symptoms of sickness evident in the soil, in the water, in the air and in all forms of life" (LS, 2). Join with fellow parishioners in prayer and penance for the times when we have not contributed to the flourishing of the earth and look forward to the day when an ecological metanoia might be fulfilled to the benefit of the earth, humankind, and the poor.

Celebrate Earth Day!

April 18
Dumbarton Oaks Park Conservancy is a charitable nonprofit established in 2010 that is working to restore one of the United States of America’s ten greatest garden landscape designs, the 27-acre Dumbarton Oaks Park (the Park), formerly part of the Dumbarton Oaks estate in Georgetown, Washington, DC.  Holy Trinity parishioners are invited to help clean-up this local park. All ages and skill levels are welcome.  Parents must accompany those under 16. The scheduled time is 9am-1pm. Please only sign up if you are able to volunteer at a minimum from 9am-11am.  Volunteer

DC Diaper Bank Drive

May 8-10
Greater DC Diaper Bank provides an average of 180,000 diapers to more than 4,000 families a month through 40 social service agencies in DC, Maryland and Virginia. To date, the organization has donated more than 5.5 million diapers to families in need. By making a consistent supply of clean diapers, DC Diaper Bank instantly improved the life of a family in a very tangible way. Plan to bring your donations to Holy Trinity after Mass. Requested items are wipes, diaper cream, larger size diapers ( Size 5 and Size 6) and pull-ups. You may also send items directly to DC Diaper Bank through their Amazon Wish List. Volunteers are needed that weekend to collect, sort and deliver.  Sign-up