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“You, dear young people, are not the future but the now of God.
—Pope Francis

Lead Me Down the Right Road

This past Sunday at the 11:30 mass, Fr. Kelley referenced one of my all-time favorite prayers by Thomas Merton. I love the way it starts: "My God, I have no idea where I'm going." Pure honesty and surrender. In times of transition, it is hard to see where the road may take us and how we might proceed. There are so many unanswered questions at the start of a new job or a new school year. But the way the prayer ends offers some comfort: "I will not fear, for You are ever with me, and You will never leave me to face my perils alone." Even though it might be intimidating to move forward without knowing what's to come, practicing trust in the Lord through prayer can help us face the present moment with courage and peace. I pray that we will keep our trust in God as we build Youth Ministry here at Holy Trinity. - Katie Laskey
In This Issue
  • Opening YM Meeting details
  • Youth Choir Sign up
  • Interfaith Unity Walk this Sunday, 9/11
  • ISN Teach-In
  • World Youth Day 2023
  • Service opportunities
  • Prayer Resources for Parents & Teens
Contact Katie at:
klaskey@trinity.org
(202) 903-2846
Opening Meeting September 18
Our first Youth Ministry meeting of the year will take place on Sunday, September 18 from 10:15 - 11:15 AM. All teens in grades 9-12 are welcome! Registration at this link is encouraged but not required.
Adult volunteers are also needed to for various events and can indicate their interest here.
Holy Trinity Youth Choir
Holy Trinity is forming a youth choir as part of the music ministry, which will be open to young singers between 5th grade through 12th grade.
This choir will be integrated into the music at the 9:00am Masses in Trinity Hall, as well as possibly other parish Masses. Rehearsals will take place from 10:15-11:00am on select Sunday mornings (please note: these rehearsals will be two Sundays per month).
Please click here to complete the interest form and to receive more information.
Exciting Events for Youth
Interfaith Unity Walk this Sunday, September 11, 2022, 1:30-6pm
The Interfaith Council of Metropolitan Washington is hosting their annual Unity Walk this Sunday to bring locals from various faith traditions together. The program runs from 1:30-6:00 pm and you can join for part or all of it. Registration is required; $5 for students/seniors and $10 for adults. See the program schedule and ticket link here. Holy Trinity young adults and the new youth minister, Katie Laskey, will be in attendance! Facebook Event
Unleashing the Gifts of Women for the Church: A Presentation and Discussion
Saturday September 24, 2022
10 - 11:30 AM
St. Vincent de Paul Church
120 N. Front Street, Baltimore, MD. 21202
In the spirit of a listening, discerning Church, St. Vincent's Parish, together with Women Who Stay at St. Ignatius Parish invites you to a special event led by Discerning Deacons co-directors Ellie Hidalgo and Casey Stanton. This is a great opportunity for young people to participate in building the future of the Church. RSVP for free here.

SAVE THE DATE - Holy Trinity at Nat's Park - October 1, 2022 7:05pm

Join Fr. Gillespie and Principal Kevin McShane at Nat's Park on October 1, 2022 at 7:05pm.  It's the Nat's against the Phillies.....who do you think Fr. Gillespie will be rooting for!!!

Tickets are $12 per person.  We'll be in Section 224.

Click here to make online payments.   The mode of ticket distribution is to be determined, i.e. downloading or physical. Goooooo Nats!!

Ignatian Family Teach-In For Justice
October 22-24, Washington, DC
Holy Trinity will host a delegation for the annual Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice. The Teach-In offers young people a special opportunity to link faith and justice and prepare to "set the world on fire". Keynotes include Olga Segura, author of Birth of A Movement: Black Lives Matter and the Catholic Church, and Maka Black Elk, Executive Director for Truth and Healing, Red Cloud Indian School. Join the HT Delegation here.
World Youth Day 2023 - Gauging Interest
Holy Trinity Youth Ministry would like to bring a delegation to World Youth Day 2023 with a 10-day pilgrimage to Fatima and Lisbon, Portugal. Please see this PDF for more info. We need to provide an estimated number of participants to our travel agent by mid-September, so please let Katie Laskey know if you are interested in participating at klaskey@trinity.org ASAP.
Service Opportunities for Youth & Families
Holy Trinity teens are encouraged to participate in these parish-wide service efforts.

These opportunities are great ways to integrate into the local community and fulfill service hours for high school.

Hope and a Home Paint Party

Our friends at Hope and a Home need help updating an apartment in Columbia Heights in order to expedite the move-in for a new family living in a shelter. Volunteers will clean and paint. Must be at least 16 years old. This is a wonderful service opportunity. Please sign-up. If you have experience hanging cabinetry, please email Rosa Mooten at Hope and a Home.

Weekend Suppers in Georgetown
Volunteer for the weekend Georgetown Suppers where a group of volunteers serve an average of 50 homeless men and women each weekend. 
For more information about supporting the Sunday Suppers hosted at Holy Trinity, contact Mike Conway

September Saturday Suppers 
In September, Holy Trinity hosts Saturday Supper on September 10.  Volunteers are needed!  Sign up

 

SOME September Collection 

As we wait for the return to the Provide-A-Meal program, we will continue to collect snack bags.  September 24 will be our last Saturday pick up. SOME and RE will be partnering for a new Sunday collection model with new items too for October-December! Of course you will always be able to drop off in advance.
Please sign up. Remind me what goes in a snack bag!

 Faith Resources for Parents with Teens
Today we celebrate a day of prayer for peace. Here is Pope Francis' Prayer for Peace.
Pray-As-You-Go is a free website and mobile app that provides daily meditations and other Catholic prayers. This Examen for the End of the Week is a great resource for a family to reflect together at the end of a week and share the gifts and challenges they experienced while looking ahead to next week.
Any Star Wars fans in your family? Check out this podcast from the Jesuit Conference on how Star Wars can deepen our theology. AMDG is the flagship podcast of the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States, and brings together friends in the Jesuit family to look at the world through Ignatian eyes.
This Sunday, we observe the anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Here is a reflection from Fr. James Martin, SJ, who was working in Manhattan the day of the attacks and ministered to victims' families in the days that followed.
We are a Jesuit Catholic parish that welcomes all to:
Accompany one another in Christ
Celebrate God's love
Transform live
For further information contact Katie Laskey, Coordinator for Youth Ministry
at (202) 903-2846 or klaskey@trinity.org.
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