Pastor’s Welcome

Dear Friends,

Holy Trinity is an amazing parish, and we’d love to have you join us.  I’m thrilled to be the pastor of such a great parish, where the people of God truly bring the life to our community.  Centered firmly on Jesus Christ in the Eucharist, we are a parish that is faithfully and dynamically orthodox to the Teaching of the Church.  Warm and welcoming, our pews are filled with a diverse and active group of Catholics, non-Catholic Christians, and those seeking God.  We desire to bring the promise of Jesus to their lives.

Holy Trinity is served by an amazing staff of evangelists who desire to bring the Gospel to your life and the lives of your families.  If we can be of service to you, it would be our honor.

Come visit us at Holy Trinity – we think you’ll be glad you did!

Faithfully in Christ,

Father James Glass


About Father James Glass

The son of John and Dolores Glass, Father James was born in Dayton, Ohio, January 5, 1961.   He graduated from Midlothian High School (Richmond) in 1979. He graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in Engineering in 1984.  Before discovering his vocation to the priesthood, he worked for nine years as a Research Engineer.

His own spiritual journey began as a freshman in college with the realization that God is love.  He was baptized in the Southern Baptist church at the age of 20.  Shortly after that, he became a member of a non-denominational Church in Blacksburg, Virginia, where he remained for ten years.

Eventually he was led to the great history, tradition, and truth of the Catholic faith and was received into the Church in 1993.  In 1995 he began seminary studies for the Diocese of Arlington.  In 1999 he discerned a calling to return to the Richmond Diocese and join the Benedictine community.  His M.A. Thesis topic was “Marriage and the Family as a Reflection of the Trinity.”

Father James taught theology and scripture classes at Benedictine High School for three years.  He was ordained to the priesthood on May 22, 2004 by Bishop Sullivan.   Father James served one year as Associate Pastor at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Henrico, two years as Parochial Vicar at St. Bridget’s Parish in Richmond, three years as Pastor of the St. Theresa cluster parish in Farmville, two years as Vicar at St. Edwards in Richmond, and six years as the Chaplain at the College of William and Mary.

Father James was assigned Pastor of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Norfolk on July 1, 2019.