138 Montrose Avenue
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New
Comunidad Católica de La
Santísima Trinidad – Santa Maria
Parafia Przenajświętszej Trójcy – NMP
Ministering to the
people of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York
for more than one-hundred and sixty years.
Conventual Franciscan Friars,
Franciscan Missionary Sisters of Assisi
and many dedicated lay people !
parish in the
Diocese of Brooklyn, New York
Welcome to our site!
Most Holy Trinity Church has been on Montrose Avenue in
what is now known as East Williamsburg, Brooklyn since 1841; that year, the renowned Father
John Stephen Raffeiner founded the parish, built the
first church, and began his ministry among the
German immigrants of Williamsburg. Six blocks
away, on the corner of Maujer and Leonard Streets,
the Church of the
Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
(commonly called "St. Mary's")
was founded in May of 1853; the first pastor of St.
Mary's, the Rev. Peter McLoughlin, heroically served
the Irish immigrants under his care. Both
parishes, two of the oldest in the Diocese of
Brooklyn, had long and very proud histories.
September 1, 2007, the two merged forming the new
parish of Most Holy Trinity
– St. Mary. To this day, we
at Most Holy Trinity – St. Mary continue our
long-standing and enduring
traditions of serving immigrants and the people of
our culturally diverse neighborhood. After the
heyday of the German and Irish presence in
East Williamsburg, both parishes ministered to diverse
ethnic communities. For a significant part of
histories, especially during the mid-twentieth
century, both were home to many Italian-Americans. We have
also been and
are now home to those who have immigrated
from other parts of Europe and from Asia; we are
home to African-Americans, Puerto Ricans,
Dominicans, Ecuadorians, Mexicans and people from
other Spanish-speaking countries. In recent
years we have been blessed with the arrival of
people from Poland, one of the newest immigrant
communities to settle in our area. Looking to
the future, it is evident that our neighborhood
continues to attract a diversified community of
people, the newest of whom are known as "young urban professionals" and "hipsters." We continue to serve and to welcome all who come
to the doors of the parish of
Most Holy Trinity
– St. Mary. You too are welcome to our
home. Thanks for visiting our site, and we
hope to see you soon!
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Are you searching for sacramental or cemetery
CURRENT SACRAMENTAL RECORDS: If you
are in need of a copy of a baptismal, first communion or confirmation
record for yourself or your child, please send your full name (and/or
your child's full name), birth date, the dates of the sacraments
received (if known), and parents' full names along with
a suggested donation of five dollars each to the attention of our parish
secretary, Ms. Lucy Deras (see the address at the top of this page).
HISTORICAL SACRAMENTAL RECORDS:
If you wish to obtain copies of a baptismal, first communion and/or
confirmation records for genealogical purposes (i.e., you are searching
your family history), please send as much information as is possible
about the individuals you are researching (i.e., the full names of each
individual, their birth dates, the dates of the sacraments received (if
known), and their parents' full names (if known). There is a
required fee of ten dollars for each individual genealogical record for
which we are asked to search. Please send inquiries to the
attention of our parish secretary, Ms. Lucy Deras (see the address at
the top of this page). We can make no guarantee that the records
will be found as requested, and we need to inform you that such searches
cannot be done immediately. These searches are done on a "first
come, first serve" basis and can only be done when we have the time and
the personnel available to complete them. Please include your
address and phone number so that we can mail you the requested
historical records and/or call you if there is a need for more
CEMETERY RECORDS: Our parish
cemeteries (Most Holy Trinity Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY and
Trinity Cemetery, Amityville, Long Island, NY) are now under the
care of Catholic Cemeteries of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn.
Please direct all inquiries to: Customer Service Department, Catholic Cemeteries, 80-01 Metropolitan Avenue, Middle Village, New
York 11379, Telephone: 718-894-4888, Fax: 718-326-4105. We do not
maintain any burial or cemetery records in our parish office.
The Conventual Franciscan Friars of the Our Lady of the Angels Province, USA, serve the people of Most Holy Trinity--St. Mary. Frs. Timothy, Santo and Mietek were assigned to the parish and
resided together at the Most Holy Trinity Friary from 2009 until 2014; in September of 2014 a new community of friars came to the parish, including Fr. Mietek who stayed along with Frs. Pedro, Justin, Russell, Nick and Greg. Some of the newer friars were called to engage in ministries outside of the parish, but they, alongside of the Franciscan Missionary Sisters of Assisi who also reside at Trinity, continue a wonderful tradition of the Franciscan presence on Montrose Avenue.
Click here to go to our page dedicated to the Franciscan Friars at
Thank You and God Bless You
The Roman Catholic Community
of Most Holy Trinity – St. Mary!
If you wish to contact us please send email to
Tuesday, January 8, 2013 02:01 PM