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The Social Justice Ministry at Holy Trinity seeks to promote justice in our local and global communities by operating through five core practices: Drives and Donations, Direct Service to the poor, Education, Prayer and Reflection, and Advocacy.
Thanksgiving Meals. Holy Trinity has a proud tradition of supporting families in need with a wonderful meal on Thanksgiving. This year's project will bein the weekend of Nov. 15-16 when bags and shopping lists will be available in the back of church. We encourage you to join other parishioners in assisting our friends at Bread for the City, the Father McKenna Center, and Hope and a Home to provide Thanksgiving meals to those who would not otherwise be able to have one. Please return your food donations at the 5:30 pm mass on Nov. 22 or before 1:00 pm on Nov. 23rd.
The process is simple. Fill a bag with the items below and drop it off next week before Mass at the corner of 36th and O Streets.
One 10-12 lb. FROZEN Turkey
1 box of stuffing
1 box of mashed potatoes
1 can of green beans
1 can of yams
1 can of cranberry sauce
1 box of corn muffin mix
Those who attend the 5:30 pm Sunday mass or who would prefer an alternative way to participate, may place a check in the collection baskets with “Turkey Drive” in the memo. A gift of $40 will provide a full dinner for a family, but any amount is appreciated. For further information, please contact Mary Anne Robbett at firstname.lastname@example.org or (703) 922-5290 or Kate Tromble at email@example.com or (202) 903-2809.
A visit from Maria Madre de los Pobres. Come meet Father Luis of our sister parish, María Madre de los Pobres, and Sister Cruz of the neighboring Jesuit-founded Fe y Alegria school. Hear how our colleagues are choosing to address gang violence head-on in San Salvador by partnering with evangelical churches, community organizations, and the local government to develop and implement a peace plan. Also, learn how Holy Trinity is accompanying their community. Join us for a Friday night potluck dinner on Nov. 14th at 6:30 pm or a Sunday night reception on Nov. 16 at 6:30 pm. Both are in McKenna. All are welcome.
Please RSVP for the Friday potluck to firstname.lastname@example.org, 202-314-4699, or text to 202-257-4279 by Wednesday, November 5, 2014. Contributions of food and/or drink are especially welcome for the potluck.
Direct service allows parishioners a chance to witness the lived experience of the poor, to see their own lived experienced in a new light, and to begin a process of relationship-building where all are invited to change their lives for the better. This collective transformation and renewal is what inspires us to continue living our faith and seeking justice.
In addition to direct service opportunities inside and outside the parish, there are opportunities for parishioners to help form the strategic direction of the work of the ministry in the following areas: Volunteer Engagement, Advocacy and Education, Events and Hospitality, Tithe and Capital Campaign, and Communications. If you are being called to give your time and talent to building up any of these areas, please contact Kate Tromble at email@example.com.
Education not only involves learning about social injustices happening in our world, but also discerning God's spirit and the Greater Good (magis) in prayer and reflection on what is happening in our hearts and habits.
Advocacy and Structural Justice includes engaging with elected officials about matters affecting the poor and other disenfranchised members of the community in order to effect positive structural change.
Ongoing solidarity work and education on global justice issues help support the relationship-building delegations to our sister parishes in El Salvador (Maria, Madre de los Pobres) and Haiti (St. Jean Baptiste).
Holy Trinity has made a commitment to donate a tithe (10% of the parish's ordinary income) to various social service, advocacy, educational, and Jesuit-related organizations that serve the poor. Every spring, parishioners on a committee review proposals for tithe funds and make recommendations to the pastor. The following organizations received grants from Holy Trinity's 2014 tithe.
|Holy Trinity School||$110,000|
|Washington Jesuit Academy||$15,000|
|Washington School for Girls||$15,000|
|St Jean Baptiste (Haiti)||$28,500|
|Maria Madre de los Pobres (El Salvador)||$35,000|
|St Thomas School (India)||$12,000|
|Loyola Secondary School (South Sudan)||$10,000|
|Good Faith Communities Coalition||$45,000|
|DC Fiscal Policy Institute||$10,000|
|A Wider Circle||$3,000|
|Catholic Charities Parish Partners||$5,000|
|Dog Tag Bakery||$3,000|
|Emmaus Services for the Aging||$3,000|
|Fr. McKenna Center||$3,000|
|Georgetown Ministry Center||$5,000|
|Holy Trinity's Georgetown Sunday Suppers||$5,000|
|Hope and a Home||$4,000|
|Ignatian Spirituality Project||$5,000|
|Keys for the Homeless||$4,500|
|New Endeavors for Women||$3,000|
|Open Arms Housing||$4,000|
|Catholic Charities - Welcome Home/Prison Outreach||$5,000|
|Rachel's Women's Center||$4,000|
|Sacred Heart Dinner Program||$3,000|
|So Others Might Eat (SOME)||$3,000|
|Spanish Catholic Center Dental Clinic||$5,000|
|St. Ann's Center for Children and Families||$5,000|
|The Northwest (Pregnancy) Center||$4,000|
|Transition Assistance Program||$4,000|
|Washington English Center||$3,000|
|Catholic Relief Services - Ebola Response||$5,000|
The poor cannot lift themselves up with their bootstraps because they have no boots.
~ Father McKenna