YAC Social Justice

Holy Trinity's Young Adult Community (YAC) is committed to a faith that does justice. To that end, we come together—both virtually and in person—to serve our sisters and brothers in need and also to reflect on and advocate for a more just society. Our Social Justice team engages in community efforts that address immediate needs. At the same time, we seek ways to systematically change structures that keep the community from thriving. Our goal is to join in parish-wide social justice efforts to bring the YACs’ energy and spirit into the work in which we partake as a unified parish.

Service Opportunities

For all of these opportunities, please contact Gilbert Resendez and Julie Yelle (yacs+socialjustice@trinity.org) if you're interested and would like more information.

Georgetown Saturday Dinners

The second Saturday of each month, YACs join together, in person and behind the scenes, to support outreach to our neighbors in need in the Georgetown area. Given the health and economic crisis, this ministry of feeding those in need is more important than ever.

Volunteers are invited to participate in at-home meal preparation, in-person service, or both, according to their preferences and comfort levels.

In-person volunteers, who serve masked guests in an outdoor environment while wearing masks and gloves, choose between these options:

  • Make and bring five bagged meals to serve from 4:45 to 6:00 pm.
  • Show up to help serve from 4:45 to 6:00 pm.

Low-contact volunteers choose between these options:

  • Make five bagged meals, and drop them off by 4:45 pm to be served.
  • Make five bagged meals for another YAC to pick up and drop off by 4:45 pm.

 

So Others Might Eat (SOME) Collections

Holy Trinity supports our friends at SOME with a monthly collection of snack bags and other requested items to be distributed to those in need. Since May 2020, the parish has collected over 12,000 snack bags!

SOME collections fall on the third Saturday of each month from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm outside of the church, at the corner of 36th & O Streets NW. See the collection schedule for more details, and sign up here.

 

Migrant & Refugee Accompaniment

In partnership with Holy Trinity’s Migrant Team, YACs extend a hand of friendship to migrants and refugees interested in connecting with peers as they adapt to US and local culture and society.

 

Regular Catholic Social Teaching-Themed Initiatives

Guided by the seven themes of Catholic Social Teaching, YACs engage in regular events to explore how to reflect and live out these themes in their daily lives as young adults.

Young adults are also always welcome and encouraged to join in service with parishioners of all ages. Click here to view parish-wide programs offered through Holy Trinity's Social Justice Ministry.

Young adults are welcome at all parish events. Click here to view parish wide programs offered through Holy Trinity's Social Justice Ministry.