Mission and Vision
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 fulfill its mission to be “a welcoming, Eucharistic community of disciples of Jesus Christ, connecting faith with life and reaching out to those in need.”
Our regular programs include monthly masses that are young-adult friendly, followed by “After Mass” (see below). Other monthly, quarterly, or yearly events provide opportunities for fellowship, service, spiritual growth, and leadership formation.
Below are some upcoming opportunities. We hope you can join us!
|Marisa Moonilal – Young Adult Ministry Coordinator|
|Office: 1520 Fremont Ave (Holy Family Eden Center)|
|South Pasadena, CA 91030|
Calendar of Upcoming Events
YOUNG-ADULT FRIENDLY MASS EVERY 2nd SUNDAY @ 5:30 PM and…
“AFTER MASS” (6:45 to 9:00 pm)
Engaging activities that build community & faith
November 11, 2018 – Java, Jazz, & Jesus
December 9, 2018 – Advent Taizé Prayer Service
Where is God when difficulties, suffering, and injustices visit us or those near to us? Where is God when we question where we’re heading in life or experience loneliness, loss, and self-doubt? Come, re-imagine ways to connect with God in the ordinary as well as extraordinary moments of our lives. This is a great way to encounter the Divine presence.
Join other young adults and those young at heart for an evening of warm ambiance, relaxing music and honest conversations.
Fr. Tri Dinh, SJ will speak to stimulate conversation on the theme, “God thank you, but…”
6:45 pm – Greet & mingle with live, jazzy music in an open coffee-house atmosphere
7:30 pm – Topic presentation
8:15 pm – Conversations in small groups
8:45 pm – Q & A
9:15 pm – Closing Prayer
Please click here to register for JJJ.
Stay tuned for more information about each night as the date approaches!
CONNECTING BEYOND MASS
Upcoming experiences of community, spiritual growth, service, & leadership formation
Celebrating Young Adults in Ministry (Saturday, Nov. 17th, 3-8 pm, Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels & downtown LA): Join us as we thank and celebrate the four parish young adults Holy Family has chosen to honor for their service with the parish at this year’s “Celebrating Young Adults in Ministry” Recognition Mass: Christina Cyrulik, Darius Cyrulik, Vanessa Sobalvarro, and Joseph Manahan. The Mass will take place at the Cathedral on Saturday, November 17th, at 3 pm. All are welcome to join us for fellowship with dinner at a local restaurant following Mass (location TBD). Please email Marisa at email@example.com to let us know if you plan to join us.
Los Posadas (Saturday, Dec. 15th, 7 pm, Holy Family Eden Center): Save the date for a special evening of Los Posadas hosted by Trinity as part of the San Gabriel Region Young Adult Los Posadas. Prayer, tradition, and fun for the whole family!
Small Faith Sharing Groups
LEADING WITH TRINITY
The church needs your gifts and skills! If you are interested in being a lector, a Trinity committee member or co-chair, or serving with Trinity in other ways (food team, environment, one-time event leader, mentoring, etc.), 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. In addition, Trinity members who have been active in the past 3-5 months are invited to discern joining our 2019 SALT (Servants as Leaders Team). This group of 6-8 people serves as a discernment, visioning, and executive board that tries to continually listen to the needs and desires of the community and God’s invitations for the ministry, as well as help form and support other leaders. If you are interested in discerning running for SALT for the 2019-2021 term, please email Marisa at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Young Adult Ministry: There are lots of opportunities offered throughout the region! See what else is going on with other parishes, ministries, and groups.