Becoming a Parishioner
How do I become a parishioner at Holy Trinity?
New parishioners are always welcome at Holy Trinity. You are invited to celebrate the sacraments with us as a member of the faith community. New parishioners should register with the parish by visiting the rectory between 9 am to 5 pm weekdays or call 232-8137 to make an appointment, or contact us.
How do I have my child baptized?
Parents can arrange for the Baptism of their child by calling the Rectory at 232-8137. Arrangements may be made before the birth of the child. Both parents (at least one must) and godparents are invited to attend the baptismal instruction. The instruction must be completed anytime before the scheduled baptism date.
How do I obtain a baptismal certificate?
Please send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the Rectory (Holy Trinity Church, 315 First Street, Westfield, NJ 07090) with the name, date of birth of the baptized and baptismal date, if known.
How do I obtain a certificate to be a baptismal or confirmation "sponsor"?
Please contact the Rectory (232-8137) to obtain a sponsor certificate. You must be a registered member of the parish.
Faith Formation Office
How do I enroll my child in the Faith Formation Program?
There are many options for religious education for parish families. Michelle Angelo is the Faith Formation Director at Holy Trinity. She can be reached at 908-233-7455 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I arrange to be married at Holy Trinity?
Couples should arrange their pre-marriage preparation with one of the priests or deacons of the parish a year before the wedding date. Couples wishing to get married at Holy Trinity are required to complete pre-marriage ("Pre-Cana") instruction. Couples should contact the rectory (232-8137) for details.
How do I receive the sacrament of reconciliation at Holy Trinity?
Individual confession is available on Saturdays, after 8:30AM Mass or 4:30 - 5:00 PM, in the church. Confessions may also be made at any time by appointment.
How do I offer a Mass for someone?
To offer an announced Mass which is published in the bulletin contact the Rectory (232-8137). A $10 offering is suggested for the mass. Unannounced masses are sent to various missions. The suggested offering is $5.
Does the parish sponsor retreats? How do I sign up?
The Parish sponsors Cornerstone retreats, one for men, and another for women. Cornerstone is a 26-hour retreat. It is a renewal process that brings parishioners together to grow personally in their knowledge and love of God. It is also a very special way to experience the Christian community within the parish environment.
Cornerstone retreats are run by a parish team of men or women who have participated in previous retreats. Each team member shares his or her gifts in a variety of ways, such as leading small group discussions, speaking on selected themes, praying with scripture, and planning prayer services.
The Cornerstone talks are a "sharing" of personal experiences of God's love and activity in one's life. Each speaker shares his or her story of who he or she is and his or her relationship with the Lord. The stories are the "Good News" of Jesus with us today.
The Cornerstone retreat weekend begins on Friday evening at 6:45 PM and ends on Saturday with a family liturgy and celebration. The retreat takes place at Holy Trinity Interparochial School. Sleeping accommodations, meals and snacks are provided by members of the retreat team. During the weekend, there will be time for prayer, scripture, sharing and small group discussions. On Friday evening, the Sacrament of Reconciliation is available. After dinner on Saturday evening, there is a celebration of the Eucharist to which your family is invited. This is followed by a reception for you, your family, and the Cornerstone retreat team.