Service & Justice

Activity Permission & Emergency Medical Release Form

If you intend to participate in a youth ministry-related activity, please complete both sides of this form.

Shrine of the Sacred Heart Dinner Program

Two Saturdays per month, under the supervision of adult Holy Trinity parishioners, a group of middle and high school students volunteer to serve food to the poor at the Shrine of the Sacred Heart in Washington, DC. It is a great opportunity for the youth to interact with and serve the poor of that area.

The group will assemble in the Shrine rectory kitchen to prepare the food, enjoy fellowship, serve outside the church (or in the rectory basement), interact with the guests in a safe setting, and clean up and depart. All food and supplies is provided.

The onsite time commitment is from 3:15-4:45pm. Prompt drop off and pick up is important. Volunteers will be responsible for their own transportation to and from the Shrine, which is not far from the Columbia Heights Metro Station. Parents are welcome.

If you are interested in learning more about the program, please contact Tom Banchoff ( or Rebecca Hoesterey (

Romero Center Service Trip

Youth Ministry is holding a service learning trip to the Romero Center in Camden, NJ from July 20-25, 2020! We have 15 spots available for any rising 9-12 grade student. We are also seeking out two male chaperones and one more female chaperone. Email Rebecca ( if you are interested in attending and to learn more details.

Power of One

June 6 at Holy Trinity

At Holy Trinity, our faith and Ignatian tradition call us to build a more just world that upholds dignity, equality, and access to social and economic opportunity for all. The Social Justice Ministry supports and facilitates living a life of justice and peace, and once a year, we try to do this together as a parish. The ministry is working to create opportunities for a day of service in the DC Metro area- save the date!

DC Summer Conservation Crew Program

The DC Summer Conservation Crew Program have several crews with members age 15-19 working in parks throughout the DC Metro Area. The crews work Monday through Friday each week during the summer program (June 29-August 7). Students can be paid about $2,000 for the entirety of the 6-week program. Students can also opt in to get community service hours instead. Deadline to apply is May 1 @ 5pm. Check it out for more information!