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Pastor's Corner
June 16, 2019
The Feast of the Most Holy Trinity

We are created in the image and likeness of Almighty God, a God whose self-revelation is Trinitarian.  The one God is three Persons relating in perfect communion.  This is our call, to live in community.  Let us use this Trinity Sunday to recommit ourselves to this ideal of a well-united family.

St. Leonard Murialdo used this image, a well-united family, is his exhortations to the members of the Congregation of St. Joseph.  “How good it is when brothers live together in harmony and  joint dedication to a common goal, ‘ne perdantur’, let none of our youngsters be lost!” 

Pope Francis has said similar things about unity:  “To understand one another, and to grow in charity and truth, we need to pause, to accept and listen to one another. In this way we already begin to experience unity. Unity grows along the way, it never stands still. Unity happens when we walk together.” 

Speaking of unity, Pope Benedict XVI has said, “Love has a particular trait: far from being indulgent or fickle, it has a task or purpose to fulfil: to abide. By its nature love is enduring. Again, dear friends, we catch a further glimpse of how much the Holy Spirit offers our world: love which dispels uncertainty; love which overcomes the fear of betrayal; love which carries eternity within; the true love which draws us into a unity that abides!” 
Yes, our human reality mirrors the life of God within Godself—a Trinity of Persons, one God, fully united in mutual love for one another.  This is our call, our destiny.  Grace makes it possible for us to rise above our pettiness and selfish pursuits.

Today we celebrate the Holy Trinity, one of the most confounding mysteries of our faith. Through this mystery we experience our relationship to God: Creator, Savior, and Holy Spirit. This relationship is not easy to understand or to describe. It does not become clearer through analysis. Its complexity mirrors the complexity of all our relationships. We understand our relationships with our spouses, our children, our parents, and our friends only through daily give-and-take, annual rituals, and the life-changing moments we share. We understand our relationships only as we live them. The relationships we have with those we love, and who love us, sustain us through an uncertain and difficult life. This is the Holy Trinity. 

What is striking about today’s readings is that each is incomplete. What they do offer is a description of a moment in our relationship, a memory of a time and an event when our relationship made sense even though that sense may be beyond our ability to describe fully. Often that is all that our faith offers, that is, a memory of what is possible, what is promised, what has been given. A memory of eternity, of love beyond understanding is to be cherished and nurtured even if not fully understood. This is the Holy Trinity.     Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co. 

Sub Tuum Praesidium:  “We turn to you for protection, Holy Mother of God. Listen to our prayers and help us in our needs. Save us from every danger, glorious and blessed Virgin.”  

The prayer to St. Michael the Archangel:  “St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, O Prince of heavenly hosts, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan, and all evil spirits, who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls.” 

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