The physical body needs nourishment; therefore we eat. The spiritual body needs nourishment too; therefore we pray, we draw closer to God, and we gather as a community to acknowledge Our Almighty Father, his only Son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit - the three persons in the one Holy Trinity.
Indeed, in keeping with its name, Most Holy Trinity Church exists to do exactly that - to be a spiritual community for Catholics in Wallingford to come together, to celebrate the Holy Mass, and to support and encourage one another during life's good and bad times.
We - the priests, deacons, lay ministers and staff of the parish - are here to help you draw closer to Jesus. Whether you are a long-time parishioner, or someone newly seeking out a spiritual home, we want you to feel welcome and comfortable.
Particularly during these tough times we are experiencing due to the Coronavirus, please call upon us in any way, by calling the rectory at 203-269-8791 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Know that Father Gutierrez and I continue to say mass for all of you, for all of Wallingford, and for all those affected and suffering.
English - 4:00 PM Saturday
8:00 AM Sunday
10:00 AM Sunday
Spanish - 6:00 PM Saturday
12:00 PM Sunday
English - 8:30 AM Monday through Saturday
Spanish - 6:00 PM Wednesday
Only Vigil Masses will be streamed live via StreamSpot at this time. Vigil Masses will be archived to be viewed on Sunday. When you are ready to watch, click on the StreamSpot box below!
Rosary in English, 3:00 p.m. in the church
(for those unable to attend in person, via StreamSpot)
Rosary in Spanish, 11:20 a.m. in the church
(for those unable to attend in person, via StreamSpot)
Eucharistic Adoration (in the church), 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. with confessions. (For those unable to attend in person, view via StreamSpot)
Lectio Divina, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. via Zoom
Meeting ID: 952 4666 8820
Gregory Meyer, Seminarian
Greg is from Southbury, CT, and grew up as part of Sacred Heart parish. After college he worked for a year for Tilcon CT as an assistant manager in the quarry division. He entered seminary last year and is excited to spend these next six weeks of his summer here at his first parish assignment. Greg loves talking about the Bible, singing sacred music, fishing, and reading fantasy books.
Rev. Matthew Collins, Parochial Vicar
Greetings Most Holy Trinity Parish,
My name is Fr. Matthew Collins, but you can just call me Fr. Matt. I was ordained to the Priesthood of Jesus Christ at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Hartford on June 26th. I come from an Irish-Catholic Family, and was born and raised in Bristol, CT. My family are Parishioners of St. Matthew Parish in Forestville, CT, where my siblings and I received our Sacraments. It was in 2nd grade, after receiving my First Holy Communion, where I felt called by God to become a Priest. I attended St. Paul Catholic High School in Bristol. St. Paul helped nourish my vocation to the Priesthood by exercising their Catholic identity and vision - ‘to foster a culture of integrity, dignity, courage, character, and faith’. It was during my high school graduation at the Cathedral of St. Joseph, where I really felt our Lord speaking to me saying, “This will not be the last time you walk down this isle.” It was from that moment where I decided to take my vocation and call to the Priesthood more seriously. Following graduation, I attended Tunxis Community College for two years and then applied to the Archdiocese of Hartford, and I got accepted in 2014. I was assigned to St. Charles Borromeo in Philadelphia for College Seminary to study Philosophy. After graduating St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in 2017 I was assigned to study Theology at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, MD. I graduated Mount St. Mary’s in April 2021 and was ordained a Priest in June 2021. I was assigned to Most Holy Trinity and Our Lady of Fatima on July 1st, 2021.
I feel blessed to have been involved in several activities which assisted me on my journey here. I was an Altar Server for my home parish since 3rdgrade until I entered Seminary. I am a member of the Boy Scouts of America, where I achieved the rank Eagle Scout in 2010. I worked at June Norcross Webster Scout Reservation from 2010-2016 as a Lifeguard, Assistant Aquatics Director, Aquatics Director, Assistant Camp Director, and the Reservation Chaplain. Some of my hobbies include reading, running (I have completed numerous marathons), swimming, biking, hiking, camping, sailing and boating, and overall spending time with my family and friends.
I am excited to be a part of the community here at Most Holy Trinity and Our Lady of Fatima. I look forward to working with Fr. Mendoza and Fr. Gutierrez in bringing the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the heart of Wallingford and Yalesville. Please know of my prayers for you and your families, and please pray for me and the ministry of Christ that I will be serving in here.
As of March 1, 2021 Most Holy Trinity and Our Lady of Fatima are linked. Fr. Andres Mendoza, Pastor, assisted by Fr. Eduar Gutierrez and Fr. Matthew Collins, Parochial Vicars.
This linkage will be followed by merger of the two parishes (and a later merger with the Church of the Resurrection.) For the parishioners of all three parishes, this is a major turning point. All have had their own separate parish histories of worship and service and sacrificial support by parishioners.
Now, we are being asked to embrace a new vision as members of one parish across the whole town, and to create a new history together with eventually three campuses. A transition team will be formed to plan the merger of Most Holy Trinity and Our Lady of Fatima, assisted by the pastoral planning department of the Archdiocese.
May God bless the Catholic community of Wallingford!
The Roman Catholic Bishops of Connecticut have issued a letter to the Faithful regarding the Covid-19 pandemic. Click on the link below.
The Archdiocese of Hartford continues to monitor the severity of the situation surrounding the pandemic and will provide updates regarding decisions reached for the archdiocese as they are made.
For updates from Archdiocese of Hartford, click on the link below.
Thank you to everyone who supported in the church raffle! The winners have been notified.
The 2021 Archbishop's Annual Appeal is now underway in our parish. Your support of this year's Appeal ensures that essential charitable, educational, and pastoral ministries of the Archdiocese of Hartford are carried forward.
We hope you can help meet our parish goal of $85,000.00. If you would like to make a gift, please mail in your pledge card. You may also visit the Archdiocesan website at www.archdioceseofhartford.org (click on the image above) or call the Appeal Office at (800) 781-2550. Keep in mind that an early pledge will allow you to best use the monthly payment plan.
All funds contributed to the Archbishop's Annual Appeal are used exclusively for the purposes outlined in the Appeal literature, which can be found at https://archdioceseofhartford.org/appeal/
No Appeal funds are ever used for legal fees or settlements.
Heavenly Father, we thank you for the many blessings you daily bestow on us even in the midst of the trials and sufferings of a pandemic.
Your goodness is without measure, and your providence exceeds all that we could ask or imagine. We ask you to look kindly upon this year’s Archbishop’s Annual Appeal, “Reaching Out, Healing Together.” Open our eyes to the spiritual and material needs of others. Open our hearts to respond generously. May the divine mercy that fills the Sacred Heart of Jesus move us to give of ourselves and what we have as generously as we have received from You. May those who suffer in any way as a result of the coronavirus be assisted and comforted by the ministry of the Church and the good works supported by the appeal, and may the efforts to eradicate this disease prove successful with your blessing. We make our prayer in the name of the healer of souls and bodies, Our Lord Jesus Christ.
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English: Monday - Saturday, 8:30 AM
Spanish: Wednesday, 6:00 PM
Saturday Vigil Mass:
4:00 PM (English)
6:00 PM (Spanish)
8:00 AM (English)
10:00 AM (English)
Weekend Masses via StreamSpot (above)