Founding of the Apostolate

The Holy Trinity Apostolate, comprised of faithful Catholics obedient to the magisterium of the holy Catholic Church, was established in answer to the call of Vatican II.

The Apostolate is dedicated to implementing the message of the document of the laity (Apostolicum Actuositatem): to teach and defend the truths of the Catholic faith, especially the Doctrine of the True Presence of Jesus in the Holy Eucharist.

Father John A. Hardon, S.J., founded The Holy Trinity Apostolate in 1997 and provided it with the inspiration and direction he received in a visit with Pope John Paul II. The Holy Father spoke to him of the crisis in the church. His Holiness spoke of his great concern for those who lacked belief in the Real Presence of Our Lord in the Holy Eucharist. Pope John Paul II, in an explicit order to Fr. Hardon, prompted him to do everything in his power to restore faith in the Real Presence, wherever it had been lost.

Father Hardon guided the new Apostolate. Father Val Rykowski became its Spiritual Director. The Apostolate was named The Holy Trinity Apostolate. When asked, what could the apostolate do to help, Father Hardon replied, “Educate, educate, educate”!

The Holy Trinity Apostolate became the co-founder of Detroit/Michigan Catholic Radio and Canadian Catholic Radio.

The Holy Trinity Apostolate approached Rev. Monsignor Herman Kucyk for its first Eucharistic Conference at
Divine Child Parish. 0ne hundred people were expected to attend. Fourteen hundred people came! At this inaugural event on February 25, 1998, the Most Reverend John C. Nienstedt opened the conference with Holy Mass.

Our Staff

Fr. Valerian "Val" Rykowski

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Founding of the Apostolate

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P.O. Box 7095
Sterling Heights, MI 48311