Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity – May 27, 2018

Thank you Fr. Luis for the beautiful floral arrangements from Florabunda in Duncans Mills. Note the butterflies which are symbols of the risen Christ.

The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity
Lectionary: 165

We welcome and thank our newest Lector, Otto Cobbler. Otto has a real estate radio show and brings a professional background to this ministry.  In our small parish we are in need of lectors, please let Fr. Luis know if you are interested.

Reading 1DT 4:32-34, 39-40

Moses said to the people:
“Ask now of the days of old, before your time,
ever since God created man upon the earth;
ask from one end of the sky to the other:
Did anything so great ever happen before?
Was it ever heard of?
Did a people ever hear the voice of God
speaking from the midst of fire, as you did, and live?
Or did any god venture to go and take a nation for himself
from the midst of another nation,
by testings, by signs and wonders, by war,
with strong hand and outstretched arm, and by great terrors,
all of which the LORD, your God,
did for you in Egypt before your very eyes?
This is why you must now know,
and fix in your heart, that the LORD is God
in the heavens above and on earth below,
and that there is no other.
You must keep his statutes and commandments that I enjoin on you today,
that you and your children after you may prosper,
and that you may have long life on the land
which the LORD, your God, is giving you forever.”

Responsorial Psalm PS 33:4-5, 6, 9, 18-19, 20, 22

R. (12b) Blessed the people the Lord has chosen to be his own.
Upright is the word of the LORD,
and all his works are trustworthy.
He loves justice and right;
of the kindness of the Lord the earth is full.
R. Blessed the people the Lord has chosen to be his own.
By the word of the LORD the heavens were made;
by the breath of his mouth all their host.
For he spoke, and it was made;
he commanded, and it stood forth.
R. Blessed the people the Lord has chosen to be his own.
See, the eyes of the LORD are upon those who fear him,
upon those who hope for his kindness,
To deliver them from death
and preserve them in spite of famine.
R. Blessed the people the Lord has chosen to be his own.
Our soul waits for the LORD,
who is our help and our shield.
May your kindness, O LORD, be upon us
who have put our hope in you.
R. Blessed the people the Lord has chosen to be his own.

Reading 2 ROM 8:14-17

Brothers and sisters:
For those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.
For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear,
but you received a Spirit of adoption,
through whom we cry, “Abba, Father!”
The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit
that we are children of God,
and if children, then heirs,
heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ,
if only we suffer with him
so that we may also be glorified with him.

Alleluia RV 1:8

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
Glory to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit;
to God who is, who was, and who is to come.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel MT 28:16-20

The eleven disciples went to Galilee,
to the mountain to which Jesus had ordered them.
When they all saw him, they worshiped, but they doubted.
Then Jesus approached and said to them,
“All power in heaven and on earth has been given to me.
Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations,
baptizing them in the name of the Father,
and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit,
teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.
And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.”


In this video you see brothers Paxton and Cruz bring up the collection basket. Paxton just made his first Holy Communion last Sunday, and Cruz is proudly helping him out. These boys are tall for their ages – Paxton just 7 and Cruz 2.

Our condolences to our keyboard artist for St. Elizabeth’s Choir, Winnie Meyers, whose father passed away. Our prayers are with you during this difficult time Winnie. 

 Note: To our Parishioners and Visitors, Fr. Luis emphasizes that the mass is not a show, it is worship. We present these videos and music for the purpose of evangelizing your hearts, inspiring you to sing with us. As Fr. Luis says, imagine if you only said “Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear _________________, Happy Birthday to you.” It wouldn’t have the same feeling at all.


So it is with the hymns and music in church; without your participation it is dangerously close to becoming just a show, with the laity playing a passive role. Please sing with us and as St. Thomas Aquinas has said, “singing is praying twice.” Your singing contributes to your own spiritual experience, and enhances that of everyone else. 

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