Sunday

15 Jun 2014

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 expressed the divine identity to Moses as one of mercy, grace, kindness, and fidelity.

Daniel 3:52, 53, 54, 55, 56 God is to be praised as high as the heavens and as low as the greatest depths.

2 Corinthians 13:11-13 To appreciate God's love, we must be people of encouragement, unity, and peace.

John 3:16-18 Because God is love, God's desire to redeem the world was as certain as the first sin.

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The inner word

What’s in your heart?

Turn toward the light of Christ; be one with God the Father with the Holy Spirit. Praise and exalt the name of God throughout the ages, and God be with you and all those you greet.

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Exploring the word

A day for fathers

Happily what Moses discovers is a Lord worth getting to know better. God reveals the divine personality in a series of surprising words: merciful, gracious, slow to anger, big on kindness and faithfulness. The Invisible Man at the top of the mountain turns out to be rather a sweetheart kind of a guy. Who knew?

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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

Mercy makes a dramatic appearance 

“Her son’s killer stood on a chair on the gallows, his hands shackled, the noose around his neck,” reported Amir Vahdat and Adam Schreck in a story for the Associated Press. “Hundreds crowded outside the jailhouse in the northern Iranian town of Royan to see whether the mother would exercise her right to kick the chair out from under the condemned to let him hang.”

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Prayers

Penitential Act & Prayer of the Faithful

Brothers and sisters, let us acknowledge our sins, and so prepare ourselves to celebrate the sacred mysteries.

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Homily themes

Notes on the text

There is in the readings this weekend a theme of proclamation, both in the words God speaks and in those Moses speaks about God, and also in the words of the first of Jesus’ “discourses” we hear in John’s gospel.

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Sign & sacrament

A word of advice for fathers and children

Fathers come in all shapes and sizes; some are strict, others lenient; some are very present in the lives of their children, others absent; some have left inspiring legacies for their children; others have left scars; some mean well, others do well.

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Quotes

We are not soul freelancers but beings created to dance in the arms of the Trinity. —Adele Ahlberg Calhoun

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