Holy Trinity Catholic Church was established in 1860 and is a vibrant inner-city parish housed in the oldest Catholic Church building in the City of Dayton. We have more than 400 families and 1100 members. As a self-proclaimed non-territorial parish, Trinity draws many from outside its neighborhood because it offers them something special.
From Troy to Waynesville, New Lebanon to Xenia and everywhere in between, they come to be a part of the worship, fellowship and service that is Trinity’s mission.
After 150 plus years, Trinitarians have that same “unyielding determination” to have their own parish as did their founders.
We the community of Holy Trinity Parish exist to fulfill the mission of the universal church, to "tell the good news of Jesus Christ" to the world, through worshiping together, living in fellowship, and creatively and humbly serving all our brothers and sisters.
HOLY TINITY "TOP TEN"
When we gather together we celebrate the Eucharist. And why not? The message of Jesus is one of joy and salvation; one we happily share.
Our community is made up of a variety of people. Different ages, backgrounds, races, and cultures all bring their own gifts and strengths.
3. VOLUNTEERS IN MINISTRY
Parish members serve one another as ministers within our liturgies. We proclaim God's word as lectors, witness to the Body of Christ as Eucharistic Ministers, welcome each other as greeters, and sing praise as choir members.
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is a process of informing and including all who wish to join us. Anyone interested in the Catholic Church can be part of this journey.
5. FAMILY DIMENSION
Besides seeing our whole parish as a family, the needs of today's families are primary to us. Our Family Religious Education Program (FIRE) is just one of the ways we offer support of all types of families. All generations are respected and appreciated.
We have fun! Whether it's our annual Trinity Sunday picnic, our Christmas Bazaar, our work parties, our Pancake Breakfast, our Fish frys or one of our Potlucks, we just enjoy being together.
As a downtown parish, we represent an ongoing presence in the urban scene. We cooperate with our neighboring Catholic and Christian Churches.
8. COMMUNITY LIFE
We care about each other! Those not able to join us at weekend worship are visited by committed volunteers. Whether it's a warm embrace, a thoughtful word, or an act of kindness, the people of Holy Trinity make a special effort to show compassion and love within our community.
9. CHRISTIAN FORMATION
No one is a "finished product" when it comes to growing in faith. Our adult programs, family religious education, sacramental preparations, and RCIA are aimed at not just knowledge, but involvement.
Touching the lives of those who are hungry and homeless, members of Holy Trinity work with St. Paul Lutheran Church, St. Vincent de Paul, area nursing homes and hospitals, and many others. We respect life in all stages.