Feast of the Most Holy Trinity 2015

Masses this week

Sunday 31st May – Most Holy Trinity: Solemn Mass at 10.30am
Monday 1st June – St Angela Merici, V: Mass at 6.00pm
Tuesday 2nd June – SS Marcellinus, Peter and Erasmus, Bb & Mm: Mass at 6.00pm
Wednesday 3rd June – Feria: Mass at 6.00pm
Thursday 4th June – Corpus Christi (Holy Day of Obligation): Solemn Mass at 6.00pm
Friday 5th June – St Boniface, B & M: Mass at 6.00pm
Saturday 6th June – St Norbert, B & Conf: Mass at 6.00pm

Father, Son and Holy GhostIntroit (Tobias 12:6)

Blessed be the Holy Trinity, and undivided Unity: we will give glory to Him, because He hath shown His mercy to us. (Ps 8:2) O Lord, our Lord, how wonderful is Thy Name in all the earth!. Glory be… Blessed be…

Collect

O almighty and everlasting God, who hast granted to Thy servants, in confessing the true Faith, to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity, and in the power of Majesty to adore the Unity: we beseech Thee, that by steadfastness in the same Faith, we may ever be defended against all adversity.. Through Our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son…

Epistle (Romans 11:33-36)

O the depth of the riches of the wisdom and of the knowledge of God! How incomprehensible are his judgments, and how unsearchable his ways! For who hath known the mind of the Lord? Or who hath been his counsellor? Or who hath first given to him, and recompense shall be made him? For of him, and by him, and in him, are all things: to him be glory for ever. Amen.

Gradual (Daniel 3:55-56)

Blessed art Thou, O Lord, that beholdest the depths and sittest above the Cherubim. Blessed art Thou, O Lord, in the firmament of heaven, and worthy of praise for ever.

Alleluia, alleluia. (Daniel 3:52) Blessed art Thou, O Lord, the God of our fathers, and worthy to be praised for ever. Alleluia.

 Gospel (Matthew 28:18-20)

At that time Jesus said to His disciples: All power is given to me in heaven and in earth. Going therefore, teach ye all nations; baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and behold I am with you all days, even to the consummation of the world.—Creed

Offertory (Tobias 12:6)

Blessed be God the Father, and the only-begotten Son of God, and also the Holy Spirit; because He hath shown His mercy to us..

Secret

Sanctify, we beseech Thee, O Lord Our God, by the invocation of Thy holy Name, the sacrifice we offer, and by it make of us an everlasting offering unto Thee. Through Our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son…

Preface of the Most Holy Trinity

It is truly meet and just, right and for our salvation, that we should at all times and in all places give thanks to Thee, holy Lord, Father almighty, eternal God: Who, together with Thine only-begotten Son and the Holy Ghost, art one God, one Lord: not in the Oneness of a single Person, but in the Trinity of one Substance. For what by Thy revelation we believe of Thy glory, the same do we believe of Thy Son, the same of the Holy Ghost, without difference or separation; so that in confessing the true and eternal Godhead, in It we should adore distinction in Persons, unity in Essence, and equality in Majesty: in praise of which Angels and Archangels, Cherubim also and Seraphim, day by day exclaim, without end and with one voice, saying:Sanctus

Communion (Tobias 12:6)

We bless the God of heaven, and before all living we will praise Him; because He has shown His mercy to us.

Postcommunion

O Lord Our God, may the receiving of this Sacrament and the acknowledgementt of the holy and eternal Trinity and its undivided unity profit us unto health of mind and body. Through Our Lord Jesus Christ…


Thought for the Week

THAT in some real sense the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Ghost are They whom we are bound to serve and worship, from whom comes the Gospel of grace, and in whom the profession of Christianity centres, surely is shown, most satisfactorily and indisputably, by the words of this text. When Christ was departing, He gave commission to His Apostles, and taught them what to teach and preach; and first of all they were to introduce their converts into His profession, or into His Church, and that by a solemn rite, which, as He had told Nicodemus at an earlier time, was to convey a high spiritual grace. This solemn and supernatural ordinance of discipleship was to be administered in the Name—of whom? in the Name (can we doubt it?) of Him whose disciples the converts forthwith became; of that God whom, from that day forward, they confessed and adored; whom they promised to obey; in whose word they trusted; by whose bounty they were to be rewarded. Yet when Christ would name the Name of God, He does but say, “in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.” I consider, then, that on the very face of His sacred words there is a difficulty, till the doctrine of the Holy Trinity is made known to us. What can be meant by saying, in the Name, not of God, but of Three? It is an unexpected manner of speech.

—Blessed John Henry Newman: The Mystery of the Holy Trinity (http://www.newmanreader.org/works/parochial/volume6/sermon24.html)

Your Prayers are requested for those who are sick: Louis Turner, Howard Valentine, Ronan, Penny Armstrong.

‡ Peter.


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