Here are some of our favorite links; they are connected to the Church at large. Please note that these sites
are independent of ours. Their content is linked here for your convenience.
We hope you enjoy our connection to theirs!
our "Group" page on Facebook. There it reads: "We are a Roman Catholic
parish in the Diocese of Brooklyn, New York; the parish has been ministering to
the people of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York for more than one-hundred and
sixty years. We are served by Conventual Franciscan Friars, Amityville Dominican
Sisters and many dedicated lay people!"
We are located in the Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens. It is the only
diocese in the country that is completely urban, and it is a wonderful place to
be! Check out this site and learn more about our diocese.
Franciscan Friars who have lived and worked at Most Holy Trinity -- St. Mary since 1981 are members of the
American Province of Saint
Anthony of Padua. The province, headquartered in Ellicott City, Maryland, has parishes, high schools and
other ministries throughout the Eastern United States.
Amityville Dominican Sisters ministered in the parish beginning in August of
1853. Invited by the first pastor of Trinity, Father John Stephen Raffeiner, four
sisters who had come from Holy Cross Monastery, Regensburg, Germany took charge
of the parish school. Visit the sisters' site and learn more about the
modern Amityville Dominicans.
The friars who live and minister at Most Holy Trinity
– St. Mary are members of the
worldwide Order of Friars Minor, Conventual. Check out this site developed
by the vocation directors of the provinces of the Unites States.
Although legally a separate entity, the Trinity Human Services
Corporation, known to us as "the Center" is the social services arm of our parish;
it is an organization that provides direct aid, case assistance and information
and educational training to the economically disadvantaged families of our area.
The Companions of Saint Anthony, a ministry of the Conventual Province of Saint
Anthony, is a site devoted to spiritual development and renewal. Walk with
Saint Anthony of Padua at this site dedicated to his life and spirituality.
Joseph and Dominic Catholic Academy is the Catholic school affiliated with our
parish (and with the neighboring parishes of All Saints, Epiphany / Ss. Peter
and Paul, Our Lady of Pompeii and Transfiguration). The school was
established in 2005, following the merger of the Catholic schools of our
Cluster. All of the schools of our area were formerly served by the two
communities of the Sisters of St. Dominic and the Sisters of St. Joseph.
The new school was so named in order to honor the many years of dedicated
service given to the parishes of the Cluster by the religious sisters of both
Trinity Project is an art-and-community barter program based at Most Holy
Trinity--St. Mary. Artists of all
disciplines have the opportunity to use free or low-cost space for their
projects in exchange for community service. Participating artists teach at Ss.
Joseph and Dominic Catholic Academy, volunteer with the Trinity Project organization and with
Breweries in Brooklyn to Food Carts in Midtown to Green Buildings at the Navy
Yard, Urban Oyster tours take you to the heart of the neighborhoods of New York
City, where you get to know the people and businesses that make the city tick."
Nearly every Saturday and Sunday throughout the year, Most Holy Trinity--St.
Mary is a stop on Urban Oyster's "Brewed in Brooklyn Tour." Those who
come to us on the tour explore the history and architecture of our late-19th
century church. They are told about parish of the mid-1800s, and in
particular about its German and Irish roots. The visitors are also told about
more recent immigrants who have come to our community and about the vibrant
parish that we are today. We are very pleased to be
partners with Urban Oyster and to welcome the many visitors they bring to us!
Our parish is affiliated with a Latino youth movement
called the “Jornadas de Vida Cristiana” (i.e., the “Journey of the
Christian Life”); the movement itself is closely associated with the “Cursillos
de Cristiandad” (i.e., the “Little Courses of Christianity”), a related movement
serving adult Catholics. Click on the link above to go to the Brooklyn Diocese Jornada web site.
El Padrecito’s Online Church is a safe place of creative expression,
socializing, and advice for teenagers largely from the Latino community in the
United States; the site was started by Friar Masseo Gonzalez, OFM Conv.
The Eternal Word Television Network is the spiritual lifeline for many
homebound Catholics. This site has wonderful links to prayers, daily
Scripture readings for the Mass, and all things Catholic. Visit this site
Although Most Holy Trinity – St. Mary is directly under the authority of the Diocese of
Brooklyn, the site for the Archdiocese of New York has a great deal of
information relevant to any Catholic who lives within the City of New York.
The mission of OnceCatholic.org, a ministry of the Franciscan Friars of the
O.F.M. Province of St. John the Baptist, is to give inactive Catholics an
opportunity to get back in touch with the Church They wish to help them
sort through any issues they might have with the Church.
Will you be traveling sometime soon, and want to be sure about where and when
you will be able to go to Mass? Check out this site in order to find
Catholic churches and Mass times for the area in which you will be traveling.