The Most Holy Trinity
Last weekend we celebrated Pentecost; this weekend we celebrate the Feast of the Most Holy Trinity, and next Sunday we will celebrate the Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ. I have always seen these three great feasts as strongly connected together. They teach us about the nature of God as Trinity and the mystery of how God has called us to live in that divine Triune community of love. Through the Paschal Mystery, Jesus opened for us the pathway to eternal life with God. Through the gift of the Holy Spirit, Jesus has enabled us to be new creations in His love, and through the Holy Spirit he continues to teach us and guide us. Also, through the power of the Holy Spirit he has left us the gift of His Body and Blood to infuse us with his presence, that we as Church, as the living Body of Christ in the world, may grow in holiness and be drawn into the oneness of God. We may never experience that oneness completely until we rest in the divine presence of God in heaven, but as we journey together as church may we strive to be one with the mind and heart of Christ in service to one another and all our brothers and sisters throughout the world.
God’s blessings and peace, Father Bill
Daily Prayer to the Most Holy Trinity.
O most holy Trinity, Almighty God, we adore You, who give life and vigor to every creature and who shed light eternal where there is darkness. We offer you our hearts, our souls, and our whole being, today and on the days to come, that we may offer perfect praise and love to your glorious Name. Amen.
O Father almighty, we thank you wholeheartedly for all the blessings and graces You have so generously given us then and now.
O merciful Christ Jesus, wash away our sins with your most precious blood. Feel the beating of our hearts and make them like your own. Oh, dear Jesus, wipe away our tears and pardon us for our sinfulness. Be with us, O Lord, until our dying day that we may be worthy of your mercy and forgiveness.
O Holy Spirit, our guide and inspiration, lead us to the right path. And if, on our way, we encounter difficulties and trials, do not allow us to fall or lose hope. Grant us the graces we need daily that we may also share our blessings with our fellowmen. And when the time comes, O Holy Spirit, lead us to the place that is secure, full of joy and eternal peace. Amen.