June 4, 2023

Although God is the supreme being who made all things, as the Catechism tells us, this does not mean that God is an impersonal force who stands aloof from our everyday lives and the works he has created. God lives and acts in relationship as a community of three equal persons in one God. This is what we celebrate when we as Church observe Trinity Sunday.

Because any exact explanation of the Trinity fails us, it is one of the greatest mysteries of our faith to which we must submit in belief and awe. Yet the most effective way to try and grasp what the Trinity means is to see it as a deep relationship of love. God the Father and God the Son love one another so much that The Holy Spirit is formed from their intense love. This love, of course, is the total self-giving of each person to the other. We are initiated into the life of the Trinity at Baptism, it is sealed with the reception of the Holy Spirit at Confirmation , and it is strengthened each time we receive Jesus in the Eucharist.

Speaking of the Eucharist, next Sunday, we celebrate the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. Since this is the second year of honoring the true presence of Christ in the Eucharistic species, we will have a Eucharistic procession for the Feast of Corpus Christi. After the 11:30 a.m. Mass, we will process around the parish campus with the Eucharist, stopping at 4 altars along the route to read from the Gospels and impart Benediction. After the fourth altar we return to church for the final Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. This is a great sign of our allegiance to the presence of Christ in the Eucharist and I hope to see many of you at the procession.

This week from Monday through Thursday, Fr Louis and I will be taking part in the Annual St. Andrew Abbey Retreat. Please pray for us while we make this Spiritual Exercise and we will certainly do the same for you.