Most Holy Trinity Catholic Chapel

Weekly Schedule

 

Summer Schedule

Sunday Mass at 1030

Confession 0930-1030

Daily Masses M-F 1200

(except on federal holidays).

 

Academic Year Schedule Begins Sunday 7 August 2022 

Our academic year Mass schedule:

Sunday Masses at 1030 & 1700

Confessions 0930-1030 & 1600-1700

Eucharistic Adoration and confessions Wednesdays from 1900-2000,

Daily Masses M-F 1200

(except on federal holidays).

Welcome to Most Holy Trinity Catholic Chapel

Most Holy Trinity Parish

serves Cadets, Active Duty military personnel and their families, and civilian staff who live or work in the West Point Community. Visitors are always welcome to come for Mass or quiet prayer.

Contact Us

 

Parish Office: (845) 938-8760 

Address: 
Most Holy Trinity Catholic Chapel 
699 Washington Road 
West Point, NY 10996 

Parish Staff: 


CH (CPT) Raymond Akeriwe, Pastor, (845) 938-3721

 

Fr. Matt Pawlikowski, USCC Chaplain, (845) 938-3412

 

Nancy Belmont, Administrative Assistant/Catholic Pastoral Life Coordinator, (845) 938-8760

 

SGT Nicole Cooley, NCOIC, (845) 938-4183


Emily Lapisardi, Director of Musical Activities, (845) 938-3544

Frequently Asked Questions

Parishioners should register as members of our community.

Eligible Parish Registrants Include:

  • Cadets/New Cadets
  • Cadet Candidates (USMAPS)
  • Active Duty Military & their families stationed at West Point
  • Civilian faculty and staff assigned to West Point
  • Residents of West Point

Why register?

  • Learn more about various ministries in our parish
  • Be informed of parish happenings
  • Help us minister to you more effectively

To request access to the registration form, please call Nancy in the parish office at (845) 938-8760 or email her.

A meeting with the pastor before the baptism is required, as are sponsors’ certificates of eligibility signed by their pastor. Please call (845) 938-8760 or email the parish secretary to schedule a Baptism. For children under age one, baptisms are celebrated during Sunday 1030 Mass. For children over age one, celebrated after Sunday 1030 Masses. Call the parish office to arrange.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation (confession) is offered one hour before Sunday Masses, after Mass by request, during Eucharistic Adoration on Wednesday evenings from 1900-2000 during the academic year (August through May), and by appointment. 

Please call the parish office at (845) 938-8760 for ministry to the sick. Emergency calls are responded to at any time. After hours, Contact the on-call Duty Chaplain at (845) 401-8171 and ask for a Catholic Priest. 

All persons wishing to use one of the Military chapels at West Point must be graduates of the U.S. Military Academy, graduates of another U.S. Military Service Academy, or active duty military personnel and their dependents currently assigned to USMA. Weddings are scheduled at most one year out and will not be scheduled on the same weekend as home football games. Date and time should be established at least six months in advance to complete the necessary paperwork and prior to making reception reservations. Individuals must meet their specific faith requirements and/or requirements of the officiating chaplain. Formal Catholic marriage preparation is required in accordance with the regulations put forth by the Archdiocese for the Military Services. Please call the parish office at (845) 938-8760 to inquire about scheduling a wedding.

Mass cards are available at the parish office located in the rectory. No stipend is required for Mass Intentions. Donations can be made directly to the Archdiocese for the Military Services. 

The bulletin may be accessed online.

      

Catholic Cadet Ministries

Cadets at a religious event.

Catholic Cadet Catechists
Catholic Choir
 
Campus Minister: Brother Carlos Hernandez, (845) 216-2652
Brigade Catholic Rep: CDT Taelyn Roberts-Oliver '23
 

Music Ministry

Music and Lyrics for Recessional Hymn

"He who sings prays twice..." - St. Augustine 

The Music Ministry at Most Holy Trinity Chapel supports worship within the liturgical norms of the Roman Catholic Church, with the support of our Pastor and clergy, and our talented parishioners. Choir practices Tuesdays 1900-2000 in the choir loft during the Academic Year. Contact Director of Musical Activities Emily Lapisardi.

Men of St. Joseph

Tree with a gentle sunrise behind it.

As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.”
~Proverbs 27:17

Men of St. Joseph (MOSJ) meet weekly in the early mornings in the chapel for prayer, discussion, fellowship and breakfast. All men of Most Holy Trinity are welcome to join and attend. Meetings are currently not in session. For more information, please contact SGM Jeremy Schlegel.

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Cadet receiving communion

For information about training or scheduling, contact COL John Hartke.

Youth Ministry

A cadet with his hand on another cadet's shoulder

 The position of Catholic Youth Coordinator is currently vacant.

Catholic Women of the Chapel

Catholic Women of the Chapel logo that reads "A visible presence of Christ. Spirituality, Leadership, Service."

Catholic Women of the Chapel is designed to open our hearts and minds so that we can more fully bring God into our lives, our families' lives, and into our community. We provide an opportunity for women to unite in prayer, to learn, share, and grow together in their knowledge of God, their Catholic faith, and the Church. Inspired by the Holy Spirit, CWOC reflects a visible presence of Christ in military communities by fostering and nourishing women in spirituality, leadership, and service.

Join us for fellowship and study on Thursday mornings from 9-11AM at the Post Chapel, Building 692 Biddle Loop from September to May. We also offer a book club, Ladies' Night Out, service opportunities, and summer playdates. 

For more information, please email the CWOC president or ask to join the CWOC West Point Community Facebook page.

Altar Servers

Altar servers participating in mass

It is a great privilege and responsibility to serve God and His Church by assisting the priest at Mass as an altar server. This ministry is available to boys and girls, men and women, who have completed First Communion and have successfully completed training. For information about training or scheduling, contact our coordinator Meg Reifenberg.

Lectors/Proclaimers

Cadet reading at a mass.

If you are interested in serving as a Lector or have any questions, contact COL Greg Boylan.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

Cadet being baptized.

The RCIA program is the process by which adults become members of the Catholic Church. It is a multiple step process that takes several months to complete. RCIA meets on Monday evenings, starting in late  August. Optional dinner is at 1900 and the program runs from 1930-2055 in the Cloister Room. This is a combined class that includes both adults and Cadets. For more information or to learn about alternate meeting times, please contact CPT Will McCarthy.

Religious Education

Bench outside of church with the word "trust" carved in the side

Our Religious Education program is held on most Sundays from September through April from 0900-1000 in Thayer Hall on the west side of the third floor. Classes are available from Pre-K to Adult, including special needs children. A nursery is available for volunteers and those individuals attending the Adult class. Catechists are volunteers who teach the classes. We also prepare people to receive the sacraments of the Catholic Church. To sign up for classes or to volunteer, register online or contact Garrison Director of Religious Education Cindy Cline.