Concelebrants were Father Jorge Castro, pastor; Father Kingsley Ihejerika, parochial vicar of the parish; Father John Georgia, pastor of Resurrection Parish in Wallingford; and Father Michael J. Dolan, pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Hamden and dean of the 16-parish deanery that includes Most Holy Trinity.
The reception that followed featured entertainment provided by the Academy of New England Mariachi Band, which includes youth from the parish.
The actual date of the parish’s anniversary falls on August 16, 2019. Father Castro says the Mass with Archbishop Blair kicks off a year full of anniversary festivities, including a parish picnic on September 9, a memorial garden brick sale; wine and cheese church tours; and a gala planned for September of 2019 at Anthony’s Ocean View Restaurant.
Before Most Holy Trinity Parish was established, Catholics in the 19th century would walk to New Haven for Sunday Mass. In 1869, the parish was officially incorporated. Today, 3,500 households make up the Holy Trinity faith community.
Nearly 45 years later, in 1913, Holy Trinity School was founded to provide Catholic children with an education that would include faith development as well as academic instruction.
Father Castro says he is blessed to serve such a wonderful parish and school and be part of the milestone anniversary.
“We are a diverse parish community of Filipinos, Hispanics, French, Italian, Polish and Portuguese parishioners who form a beautiful family that strives to work, pray, worship and teach together. May God bless them and our church.”
For more information about the parish, visit http://mhtwallingford.org.
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Photo by Aaron Joseph