Tuesday, May 21, 2013
This Sunday we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity. The Trinity may seem remote and abstract but each Christian baptized "in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit" is claimed for Christ by the Church: our souls branded, indelibly tattooed with the triune life of God. Baptism marks us as daughters and sons of God, sisters and brothers of Christ, drawn by the Spirit to worship the Father of us all.
The Scriptures for Trinity Sunday
You'll find the scriptures for this Sunday and background material on them here. Try following these hints to help your children prepare to hear the Word at Mass this weekend. You might be surprised to see the difference it can make when kids have an idea of what to expect and listen for. It can provide for some good conversation on the way home from Mass, too.
The first scripture this weekend is from Proverbs. It's a poem about wisdom helping us to understand that wisdom existed before the world began and that she finds her delight in the human race.
The second lesson is from Romans and was chosen for this feast because underlying the text is a Trinitarian understanding of redemption. Take a look and and you'll see the Trinitarian template in the passage and how it helps us understand our salvation.
And in the gospel from John, Jesus associates himself with his Father and with the Spirit whose coming he promises.
NOTE: Last Sunday, Pentecost, was the last of the 50 days of the Easter season and on Monday, May 20, we returned to Ordinary Time on the liturgical calendar. Every year, however, the Sundays immediately following Pentecost are celebrated as the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity (June 2, 2013) and the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ (June 9, 2013).
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