The Word This Week

When the Church celebrates the Feast of the Most Holy Trinity, it is an attempt to summarise the whole mystery of our God into one day. This is not just a “theological feast” but a feast which should speak to us of this simple fact of faith: the Father loves us, has revealed that love in his Son, and has called into a relationship sustained by the Spirit. It is our joy that, as baptised members of the Church, we can somehow share in that divine life and love which is the Trinity ~ becoming children of God. God has chosen us, and we are his own people, just as he chose the people of Israel long ago. The mystery of the Trinity is not meant to make this more difficult – on the contrary it is to clarify and summarise all that our faith is about: that we are children – with the Son, in the power of the Spirit – of the one Father.

Today’s Scripture: (Psalter: Week 1)

Deuteronomy 4: 32 – 34, 39 – 40
Response: Psalm 32
The word of the Lord is faithful
and all his works to be trusted
the Lord loves justice and right
and fills the earth with his love.

By his word the heavens were made,
by the breath of his mouth all the stars.
He spoke; and they came to be.
He commanded; they sprang into being.

The Lord looks on those who revere him,
on those who hope in his love,
to rescue their souls from death,
to keep them alive in famine.

Our soul is waiting for the Lord.
The Lord is our help and our shield.
May your love be upon us, O Lord,
as we place all our hope in you.

Romans 8: 14 – 17
Acclamation for the Gospel:
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
Glory to the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit:
to God who is, who was, and who is to come.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

Matthew 28: 16 – 20

Prayer of the Faithful:
R/. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit

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