FEAST OF THE MOST HOLY TRINITY
Icon – After style of Rublev (15th Cent.)
God is Family. The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit are the one and only Divine Family. All Three are one God; all Three are Divine; all Three are all-wise, all-knowing, all-seeing, all-powerful, all-loving, from all eternity to all eternity – no beginning, no end. To our feeble human minds – clever as we might claim to be – we cannot grasp even one iota of the infinite nature of God; but, simply, we can say God is a Divine Family.
So, why do we celebrate “Holy Trinity” when the mystery seems to demand we remain mute? – Ans: To celebrate God’s glory which we are called to share.
“I believe in God the Father almighty, Creator of heaven and earth”…and of me too! The Father has seen – before he created us – the infinite beauty of our soul when it would become the temple of the Holy Spirit and a member of the Body of Christ. Therefore, out of infinite love, He created us – fit to be a temple fit for all three Divine Persons. How awesome!
I believe “in Jesus Christ His Only Son, our Lord, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered.., was crucified, died, was buried, rose from the dead, and will come to judge the living and the dead.”
God the Son we have put to death by sin. He came to save us; but we rejected Him and subjected Him to the worst possible death. Yet He loves us and forgives us, if we will but turn to embrace Him. The Saviour longs to be united with us, to be our loving Shepherd to protect us against all attacks from the Evil One. “The Lord is my light and my salvation” sang the Psalmist – even before Jesus came. How much more should we acclaim Him!
“I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the Giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son…” (Nicene Creed). At Pentecost, the Holy Spirit came upon the believers and remains the Fire of faith within the Church uniting us through baptism and enabling us to call out “Abba! Father!” to God.
This feast is integral to everything in creation, and to everything about myself, my past, my present and my future. I cannot exist without God; I cannot know Him without His grace; I cannot love Him without Jesus’ saving work and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.
My best and heartfelt response must surely be to praise the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit by joining heart and soul with the offering that Jesus makes for us and with us in the Mass. .. And privately, to pray often every day of my life: “Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.”
The Eucharist, according to Monsignor Ronald Knox is “a window into eternity” – into the Trinity. When we gaze upon the sacred Host, either at Mass, or in adoration time in the Monstrance, we gaze upon infinite Love, upon the Face of God become flesh, become Bread.
As we begin Monthly Adoration for our parish next Sunday, make a special effort to embrace the Lord by joining others in adoration in Our Lady’s chapel. Gaze upon infinite Love and have the Divine Fire stirred again in the depths of your soul.
We aim to be adoring God for all eternity; how good it is to have time – even in this life – to begin our loving praise!
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Parish Contact Details
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WHAT IS MARRIAGE?
Those with homosexual tendencies are not discriminated against by the current law and the High Court definition of marriage. Read the enclosed leaflet and pray against all attempts to change society’s most important institution: Family = father, mother & children… Let’s keep it how God planned it!
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Remember in Prayer
Natalie Lawrence, Shirley Ash, Tommy Upton, Kevin Seymour, May Houlihan, Joan Sandral, Kevin Lovell, Imelda Gauci, Pauline Kerr, and all mentioned on our In Memoriam Board for this month
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Rosaries in your neighborhood
* Nora Kingston, 24 Alfred St ph. 6033 2026. Wednesdays at 4.30pm
* Chris & Janet McLean, 5A Lindsay St: ph. 04 299 823 66 Wednesdays at 5.30pm
* Karinya Aged Care Chapel, Sundays 11am
* St Mary’s Church, Saturdays 8.45am followed by Mass
FORTHCOMING MEETINGS / EVENTS
Wrap w Love: Mon 01st June 9.30am in Hall
Volunteer Dishes – for Parish Dinner for Bishop Hanna on Friday19th June 6.00pm for 6.30pm at St Mary’s School Hall. Clipboard now available on back table. Please sign on and indicate what kind of dish you will bring. Thank you to those already signed on… Still more needed, please.
26 June 7pm Wagga Cathedral, Mass for Christ the Priest 75th Foundation Anniversary,. All Welcome.
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Next Sunday June 07th – Corpus Christi – After Mass at 10.00am until 5.00pm
- Adoration will be in Our Lady’s chapel, thereby encouraging closeness to the Lord.
- If Father is available, Adoration will conclude with Benediction.
- Come any time 10am-5pm
- Register, if you wish, on the clipboard on the back table for a specific time.
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MASS INTENTIONS 31STMay – Sat 06th Jun
Sat 30th 6.30 (Vin Fitzgerald, K Lovell, K Elliott)
Sunday 31st Trinity 9.00am Mass (for all parishioners)
Monday 1st June St Justin
9.00am M. (G Poidevin, Pat Smith, Nancy O’Brien)
Wednesday 3rd St Charles Lwanga
9.00am Mass (Judith Little, Ricky Fisher, Noreen Rourke)
11.40 Novena & Mass (Jace Whyte Family, David Scarlett)
Friday 5th St Boniface
10.00am Mass at Karinya (Sick, Kath Collie)
8.45am Ros & M (John Presti, Ivan, John Borhi)
6.30pm Vigil M. (John Regan, Marj Strachan, Carmel Alderman)
Sunday 7th Body & Blood of Christ
9.00am Mass (All parishioners)
10.00 Adoration begins
10.45am Coreen Mass
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Liturgy Roster for 6th – 7th June
6.30pm – O’Halloran Fm
9.00am – CWL
6.30pm – R Packer J McLean
9.00am – P Lemmon
Special Ministers of the Eucharist:
6.30pm – K O’Halloran J Lowden
9.00am – M Tomlinson K King
Altar: – M Campbell
6.30pm – D & E Clohessy
9.00am – T Marony
6.30pm – D & T Forge
9.00am – Z Rippingale V Kreun
Collection: B O’Shea
Counters: Tuesday – R Packer I Brooks
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THE JOURNEY CATHOLIC RADIO PROGRAM
This week on “The Journey” Fr Michael Fallon reflects on the Trinity, Sr Hilda shares about the conversion of Thomas Merton and Sam Clear addresses the attitudes that keep Christian denominations divided. Dr Byron and Francine Pirola challenge married couples to give our best, not the leftovers to our spouse.
Tune into LIFE 101.9 FM and 98.5 THE LIGHT Albury Wodonga Sun 11am or go to www.jcr.org.au where you can listen in and subscribe to weekly shows.