Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

After a glorious celebration of the Solemnity of Pentecost, this Sunday, we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity.  We take time to reflect upon one of the major dogmas of our faith.  We believe in One God in whom there are three persons.  God has revealed himself as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  God who is Creator of the world, Jesus Christ who is the Redeemer, and the Holy Spirit who sanctifies and guides the Church are one and the same God who is ever-present to us.  We profess our belief in the Trinity every time we pray, by making the sign of the cross.  Every sacrament we celebrate proclaims this mystery of the Triune God.  The longer form of the ending of the Collects and other prayers in each of the ritual books is: through our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you, and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.  The Doxology which concludes the Eucharistic Prayer at each Mass is: Through him, and with him, and in him, O God, almighty Father, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all glory and honor is yours, For ever and ever. Amen.  Every time we receive a blessing, the priest prays: May almighty God bless you, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.  Those of us who pray the psalms as part of the Liturgy of Hours each day always end them with the prayer: Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever.  Amen.  There are many times that we profess our belief in the Most Holy Trinity.  The last one I will mention is the Profession of Faith we make every Sunday, whether the Nicene Creed, the Apostles’ Creed, or the Renewal of Baptismal Promises.  Can you think of some other examples?  This week let us reflect upon how each person of the Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, is active in our daily lives.

Please note the various Masses being celebrated on Memorial Day at our Catholic Cemeteries.  They are listed in today’s bulletin.

Next Sunday, June 3, our parish will celebrate Mass with our high school and college graduates.  They and their families are invited to breakfast following Mass in the Parish Center Meeting Room.  Please RSVP to the Parish Office by Thursday at Noon if you will be present for Mass and the breakfast.  Either call 755-0828 or email office@stjohnpauliicc.org.

My sister Diana would like you to know how much she appreciates your thoughts, prayers, well wishes, and birthday greetings.  Please continue to pray for her.

Blessings on your week!
Sister Chris Gretka, CSJ