Welcome Military Families

Are you about to PCS to Norfolk?  We’d love to help welcome you:  TrinityPCS.

Holy Trinity Catholic Church is the parish nearest to the largest US Naval Base in the world. This brings people from each branch and level of military service to our community regularly. Though we have no firm statistics, it is estimated that at least two-thirds of our parish families have at least one member who is either active duty or retired from military service.

We honor, respect, and appreciate the men and women who serve our country in such a dedicated way. As a parish, we have a strong commitment to pray for our military and their families, and to do our best to support our sailors, airmen, marines, and soldiers. We include prayers for the military at every Sunday and Holy Day Mass.

If you are a military family and are seeking a parish home, know that you will always be welcomed here, and that we will do all we can to make this home your home, for as long as you are stationed in our area.  We’ve worked to make ourselves available to Catholic  communities in Pensacola and San Diego to make your PCS as smooth as possible.

While we seek to meet the needs of all of our parishioners in order to bring them into Communion with Christ and His Church, our pastoral staff, including our priest, understand that military families have unique needs and situations. We do our best to meet those needs while still maintaining fidelity to the guidelines and teachings of our Roman Catholic faith. We often make exceptions to deadlines, formation classes, and dates for Sacramental celebrations in order to accommodate your family. For our members who are deployed, our pastoral staff can often work long-distance to provide formation and preparation for the Sacraments.

If you are a military family, we simply ask that you register and get involved right away. While you are here, even if your stay is only brief, we would love to have you in our community. If you’ll make your best effort to be a part of our parish, we assure you we will do all we can to serve you. It is the least we can do.

Additional Resources:
Homily for Sunday, 7 August 2011
Bishop DiLorenzo’s Statement on the Loss of Life in Afghanistan,  9 August 2011
The Archdiocese of the Military Services, USA (for Baptismal Records)
Communion Prayer for our Deployed Military and Their Families