Father Thomas Murray
Welcome to the website of the Parish of the Blessed Trinity.
We are an International English-speaking Roman Catholic Community in Amsterdam and part of the Diocese of Haarlem. We worship in the Church of the Holy Family (Kerk van de Heilige Familie) located in Watergraafsmeer, Amsterdam East. Our address is Zaaiersweg 180/182, 1097 ST Amsterdam.
The late Pope John Paul II reminded us that each parish should be "a fraternal and welcoming family home, where those who have been baptized and confirmed become aware of forming the people of God'' (CT 67). A parish is "a Eucharistic community'' with the Mass as the "source and summit'' of its whole life and mission. It is more than simply a `Mass station' , - a place where we go for Mass.
Every parish should be a community of faith and of love.
The Parish of the Blessed Trinity is committed in becoming more fully, a celebrating, caring, learning and living church. We want to cultivate a spirit of belonging among all members, so that everyone really thinks of the parish as their extended family and the church as their home.
As a parish we are above all a community of people called together by God to live out our Christian life of witness in the world.
I hope that your visit with us virtual or in person will be enjoyable, informative and as you enter the door of the church you will experience love and warmth as our motto is
"Within these walls let no one be a stranger."
Fr. Thomas Murray