Trinity Ministry seeks to help Holy Family Church provide a loving, spiritual home for young adults and young families.
We are single, engaged, married, divorced, or widowed and in our 20’s, 30’s, and 40’s. We are young professionals, parents, graduate students, single parents, artists, and workers.
We cultivate a safe place for everyone to be truly themselves, to connect genuinely through Christ-centered fellowship, and to grow fully by serving others. We empower one another through spiritual, communal, and leadership formation as we help the parish be a community of beloved disciples reaching out to those in need.
Our regular programs include monthly masses that are young-adult friendly, followed by “The After Mass” (see below). Other quarterly or yearly events provide opportunities for fellowship, service, and spiritual growth.
Below are some upcoming events, including a calendar view at the very bottom of the page. We hope you can join us!
For more information or to be added to our mailing list, please contact us at email@example.com or use the form below (scroll to bottom).
YOUNG-ADULT FRIENDLY MASS EVERY 2nd SUNDAY @ 5:30 PM and…
THE “AFTER MASS”
Engaging activities that build community & faith after the 5:30 PM mass every 2nd Sunday, usually in Holy Family’s St. Joseph Center (1524 Fremont Ave, across the street from the church)
~May 13, 2018~
“Blessed Among Women: A Night Honoring Mary & All Mothers”
This month’s After Mass falls on Mother’s Day, so come learn more about Mary as we celebrate her and all of the mothers in our lives! Whether you have a strong devotion to Mary, favor a particular Marian apparition, or aren’t sure how Mary fits into your faith, the night will offer a fresh, theologically rich presentation on the Church’s understandings of Mary. We’ll have engaging discussion and reflection to help us connect to Jesus through Mary in our own ways, as well as honor mothers of all kinds (especially those who join us that night)! Join us in the St. Joseph Center at 1524 Fremont Ave, South Pasadena (across the street from the church). More details to come! [Photo credit: Lawrence OP at https://flic.kr/p/5dkCf6 (cropped)]
~June 10, 2018~
~July 8, 2018: Taize Prayer Service~
~August 12, 2018: “The Spirituality of Work” (Guest speaker: Douglas Leal)~
~September 9, 2018~
~October 14, 2018: Trinity at the Holy Family Fair!~
~November 11, 2018: Java, Jazz, & Jesus~
~December 9, 2018~
Stay tuned for more information about each night as the date approaches!
CONNECTING BEYOND MASS
Creative experiences of fellowship, prayer, & service
Serving & Growing Together – Lectors, Committees, & More!
The church needs your gifts and skills! If you are interested in lectoring, being a committee member or co-chair, or serving in other ways with Trinity, please sign up HERE! For more information about what’s involved in being a Trinity committee member or co-chair, please see our UPDATED “2018 Committees” document.
MAY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY
Thursday, May 17 (options from 6:00-10:30 PM)
Trinity’s new Service Committee is up and running! They’ll be promoting and attending at least one featured service opportunity each month. For May, join them in making and delivering food with the South Pasadena chapter of The Burrito Project, which meets at Holy Family’s St. Joseph Center every third Thursday of the month. For more information, visit The Burrito Project website or their Facebook event. Please RSVP using the Facebook event or by emailing the Service Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org. Knowing volunteer numbers in advance helps the organization gather snacks & prep for the group!
“Trinity Sunday” Mass & Dinner Outing
Sunday, May 27 (6:45 PM)
The Sunday after Pentecost is “Trinity Sunday” on the liturgical calendar, a special feast that celebrates the mystery of the Holy Trinity. It also marks Trinity Young Adult Ministry’s 2nd anniversary! To celebrate this day, join us at Holy Family for the 5:30 PM Mass and then come out to dinner at Urban Plates in Pasadena. Let us know via email or our Facebook event if you might make it to dinner so we can save you a spot! To spark your reflection, check out this video from a young Bishop Robert Barron on the question, “What is the Trinity?” or Fr. Richard Rohr’s commentary on Rublev’s classic icon of the Trinity (above).
Trinity Bible Study
Interested?…Let us know when!
Trinity is hoping to begin offering a young adult bible study at Holy Family beginning this summer. To help us know the availability and interests of the community, please fill out this brief survey of days/times and share what you might like to have us offer in our approach. This gathering would be a bi-monthly or weekly opportunity led by Marisa Moonilal, our Young Adult Ministry Coordinator at Holy Family.
Did you have a blast at last year’s inaugural Trinity dance, “Havana Night”? Mark your calendars and don’t miss out on this year’s main event! It will be a special night open to the whole parish and wider community with food, drinks, dancing, and other fun. If you have gifts in event planning, fundraising, social events, dance, marketing/advertising, decorating, coming up with great ideas, or other skills that would help us run a great night, please consider joining this year’s DANCE COMMITTEE! We need YOU! The team will meet from May through August based on planning needs. Email us at email@example.com if you’re interested in helping in any capacity.
Anytime — Contact Marisa below if you are interested in a CLC small faith sharing group (“Christian Life Community”).
CONNECTING BEYOND HOLY FAMILY
Other ways to grow in faith & fellowship with the young adult community
Caritas is a retreat experience that has helped over 1,700 (including many in Trinity!) explore God’s love and voice in their lives through relationships with those around them. This Catholic retreat, grounded on Ignatian spirituality, will be guided by Fr. Tri M. Dinh, SJ, a number of Jesuits, and lay ministers of Christus Ministries. It is open to all. For more information and to register, visit the retreat webpage. Registration is now open!
- Christus Ministries: An Ignatian-based ministry that helps bridge young adults and the church through a variety of events and services (retreats, faith sharing, leadership formation, service, etc.).
- LA Archdiocese Young Adult Ministry: Check out what’s being offered on the archdiocesan level, including service opportunities and special events.
- San Gabriel Region Ministry with Young Adults: There are lots of opportunities offered throughout the region! See what else is going on with other parishes, ministries, and groups.
Contact Marisa Moonilal (Young Adult Ministry Coordinator) at firstname.lastname@example.org (or use the form below) for more information and to get connected. You can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram, as well as reach us at 626-403-6149.