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September is Back to Work for the Parish Pastoral Council

by Jennifer Dorsey, President of the Parish Pastoral Council

As a new academic year begins, so does the year for the Parish Pastoral Council (PPC). This month, our current group of twelve elected members begin another year of working closely with our Pastor, the committees and ministries, the parish staff, the school, and you, Holy Trinity’s parishioners. While we don’t know exactly what the year will bring, I want to share a bit about what we hope to focus on.

Last year, the Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) focused on the parish level efforts to participate in the Synod on Synodality. Many of you joined one of our eight listening sessions or responded to our survey so that the PPC could provide answers to the questions posed by the Archdiocese of Washington, the USCCB, and the Vatican. Your participation was thoughtful, prayerful, and generous and helped us to prepare a thorough report for the Archdiocese. This summer, the Archdiocese released its report synthesizing the listening sessions that occurred in parishes across DC and five Maryland counties.

As we await the efforts of the larger church this coming year, the PPC will continue reflect on the prayerful and thoughtful feedback you provided in the report, particularly comments specific to Holy Trinity itself, and ensure it is a part of our decision-making, advising, and potential action we recommend.

This year, the PPC will also provide opportunities for you to give additional feedback and reflections, as many of you requested. And we always welcome you to attend a meeting (typically the third Wednesday of the month) to listen in or share your thoughts. All PPC meetings are open to any parishioner, in person or by Zoom. Check the bulletin monthly for the specific date, time, and location.

We will bring updates to you as the year progresses, ensuring you know what is happening on the PPC and how you can continue to be involved. We are also here for any concerns you may want to bring to us individually – please never hesitate to reach out.

Please keep us in your prayers as we begin our year working together. We look forward to hearing from you, working with you, and continuing to grow our spiritual home with you.

To reach me directly, you can email You can also reach our Vice President, Gail Louis at


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