“Baptise them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.”

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.

The Psalm

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 his breath of his mouth all the stars. He spoke; and they came to be. He commanded; they sprung 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.


First Reading: Deut 4: 32-34, 39-40

Second Reading: Romans 8:14-17

Gospel Reading: Matt 28:16-20

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