June 16-18, 2000, vol. 11, no. 109




       This weekend we observe Ordinary Time on Friday and Saturday along with the first Observance of the summer of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Saturday. We resume on Monday with Weekday in Ordinary Time for the 11th Week of Ordinary Time along with the Feast of the Abbot, Saint Romuald. Sandwiched between is the Solemnity of the MOST HOLY TRINITY on Sunday. For the readings, liturgies, meditations, and vignettes for these feasts, DAILY LITURGY.

    First Reading:  1 Kings 19: 9, 11-16
    Responsorial:  Psalm 27: 7-9, 13-14
    Gospel:   Matthew 5: 27-32

    First Reading:  1 Kings 19: 19-21
    Responsorial:  Psalm 16: 1-2, 5, 7-10
    Gospel:   Matthew 5: 33-37

    Blessed Virgin Mary on Saturday

    First Reading:  Deuteronomy 4: 32-34, 39-40
    Responsorial:  Psalm 33: 4-6, 9, 18-20, 22
    Second Reading:  Romans 8: 14-17
    Gospel:   Matthew 28: 16-20
   The mystery of the Trinity is the one true God in three Persons - the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The mystery of the Trinity was expressed in the Person, words, and actions of Jesus Christ. After speaking through the Prophets, God sent His Son. He came among people in the Person of His Son, Jesus Christ. Jesus told us the "Good News" of salvation. This message is found in the New Testament. By His words and actions, and especially in His holy Person, Jesus made known the deepest truths about God. The Blessed Trinity is the deepest of all mysteries. Jesus has revealed to us the secrets of the Kingdom of Heaven. The greatest of His teachings is the secret of God Himself. He has told us of the life of God. He taught us that in the one God there are three Persons, each equal to each other. He told us the names of these three Divine Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ revealed Himself as the eternal and Divine Son of God. He said that He is the Son, the only-begotten Son of the Father, equal to the Father. Jesus more fully revealed the Father. He constantly spoke of His Father, calling Him always by that name. He taught us to love our heavenly Father because He loves us and wants to help us in all the needs of our body and soul. He wants to bring His children to His Heavenly home. Jesus revealed the third Divine Person, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father and He, as the Risen Lord sent to His Church. Jesus promised to send a third Divine Person, the equal of Himself and the Father. Jesus, the Divine Teacher, taught His disciples about the true God and called them to become sons of God through the gift of the Spirit. We honor the Blessed Trinity by trying to remember the presence of God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit in our soul and to understand, as much as we can through faith, that through Baptism we are called to a close union of love with the three Divine Persons. For special devotions and prayers honoring the Holy Trinity, see DEVOTIONS


Taken from the Gospel for Holy Trinity Sunday

"Go therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you; and behold, I am with you all days, even unto the consummation of the world."

Matthew 28: 16-20

Famous quotes of Bishop Fulton J. SheenIt's no Mystery that Mystery, such as the Mystery of the Holy Trinity, transcends all reason

   They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but the words of Bishop Fulton J. Sheen have been known to launch a thousand images in one's mind, one of the ways this late luminary did so much to evangelize the faith. Because of the urgency of the times and because few there are today who possess the wisdom, simplicity and insight than the late Archbishop who touched millions, we are bringing you daily gems from his writings. The good bishop makes it so simple that we have dubbed this daily series: "SIMPLY SHEEN".

    "Almost all of us are willing to learn, either from the book of nature, or from the lips of others. But some of us are unwilling to accept mysteries or the revelation of God, or wisdom which transcends both the power of nature and the learning of others. Mystery, however, does not mean an idea which is opposed to reason, but one which transcends it."

May 25th Medjugorje Monthly Message

NOTE: We respectfully recognize and accept the final authority regarding apparitions, locutions and prophecies presently being reported around the world rests with the Holy See of Rome and the Magisterium of Holy Mother Church to whose judjment we humbly and obediently submit.

The Gospa's message for May "Dear children! I rejoice with you and in this time of grace I call you to spiritual renewal. Pray, little children, that the Holy Spirit may come to dwell in you in fullness, so that you may be able to witness in joy to all those who are far from faith. Especially, little children, pray for the gifts of the Holy Spirit so that in the spirit of love, every day and in each situation, you may be closer to your fellow-man; and that in wisdom and love you may overcome every difficulty. I am with you and I intercede for each of you before Jesus. Thank you for having responded to my call."

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