The Word This Week

The Holy Trinity, El GrecoWe begin our Summer ‘Ordinary Time’ by celebrating a strange feast – not of a particular saint or event, but of the awesome paradoxes of our God, the Three-in-One, Father, Son, and Spirit; so immeasurably distant, yet so amazingly close; so full of power and so full of love. It is love that is the key to the mystery: the revelation of God, to Moses and in Jesus Christ, the Son of God, shows a perfect love – a perfect unity. In the beginning, in the story of Creation in Genesis, God made man and woman ‘in the image and likeness of God’, to live together as a community of love. So too, the Church is an image of this perfection of communion which is Father, Son, and Spirit. We, as many members of one Church, strive in our everyday lives to imitate God who is Three and One, perfect unity and perfect love.

Today’s Scripture: (Psalter: Week3)
Exodus 34: 4–6, 8–9
Response: Daniel 3: 52 – 56
You are blest.
Lord God of our fathers.
To you glory and praise for evermore,
Blest your glorious name.
To you glory and praise for evermore.

You are blest in the temple of your glory.
To you glory and praise for evermore.
You are blest on the throne of your kingdom.
To you glory and praise for evermore.

You are blest who gaze into the depths.
To you glory and praise for evermore.
You are blest in the firmament of heaven.
To you glory and praise for evermore.

2 Corinthians 13: 11 – 13

Acclamation for the Gospel:
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
the God who is, who was, and who is to come.

John 3: 16 – 18
Prayer of the Faithful: R/. Lord, come with us.

To read Today’s scripture, visit the Catholic Online website.

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