Sunday

7 Jun 2020

Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, Cycle A Click here for all content for this cycle Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, Cycle A

SUNDAY SUMMARY

Exodus 34:4b-6, 8-9  God is revealed as the personification of mercy and fidelity.

Daniel 3:52, 53, 54, 55  Even in times of distress, God is worthy of praise.

2 Corinthians 13:11-13  The community of faith must mirror the love and peace of God.

John 3:16-18  The gift of Jesus is the measure of God’s love for the world.

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Homilist’s overview of June

Liturgical themes and feasts

June is that awkward month with no female saints on the current calendar. Apart from the Mother of God, that is, whose newest memorial as Mother of the Church was observed on the first. Her Immaculate Heart is also honored (20) and the usual BVM Saturday memorials resume with Ordinary Time (20, 27).

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The inner word

What’s in your heart?

“The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ . . . .” Where have you found the greatest graces? For what gifts are you particularly grateful? What does redemption and salvation mean to you?

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Exploring the word

Made in the likeness of Trinity

Years back, I belonged to a parish near a major theological school. Our proximity to this wealth of learning meant that now and then we were dubiously treated to guest homilists who were at work on their Ph.D.s. One religious sister must have been doing her doctoral thesis on the Trinity because she was asked to speak to us every year on this feast without fail.

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In other words

The Sunday gospel in everyday English

“This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son, his one and only Son. And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life.

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Homily stories

The bigger picture

My maternal grandparents lived with us. I am told that I was Grampa’s favorite. My few memories of him—he died when I was 6 years old—are entirely that of an old man with a weathered face seated on a log in the backyard watering his vegetable garden.

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Homily stories

Love is on the table

"God’s going to punish you!” the angry older sister said. Her little brother had been misbehaving since they’d arrived at the playground. Her babysitting resources all depleted, the girl resorted to her trump card—threatening punishment from God.

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Homily stories

God in action

Mom suffered through cancer three times and eventually succumbed to the ravages of Alzheimer’s disease. Through all her difficulties, she rarely complained.

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Homily stories

Mysterious ways

Back when I was a student in the seminary, we would be tested in general areas of theology as well as in the specific course work we were taking. They would give us an extensive reading list for those “area” exams. One of them included the theology of the Holy Trinity.

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Prayers

Penitential Act & Prayer of the Faithful

We turn to God—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit--for the forgiveness that reconciles us to one another.

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Quotes

If we are right to think that the Father gives and the Son receives the kiss, we do not err in thinking that the kiss itself is the Holy Spirit.

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