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Study, Pray, Serve: The Most Holy Trinity

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The Most Holy Trinity is a central mystery of our faith. Let’s take a look at some of the themes that surface in the readings this week.

1st Reading – Deuteronomy 4:43-34,39-40

  • God is the Lord of all creation, and there is no other.
  • The people are enjoined to keep God’s commandments.

Psalm – 33:4-5,6,9,18-19,20,22

  • “Blessed the people the Lord has chosen to be his own.”
  • God is upright, just and right; God’s kindness is witnessed in creation.
  • We wait for the Lord, who delivers us from death.

2nd Reading – Romans 4:14-17

  • We are children of God by adoption through the Spirit
  • We call upon God, “Abba, Father!”
  • United with God, we will suffer so that we may be glorified.

Gospel – Matthew 28:16-20

  • All power has been given to Christ.
  • Christ commands us to baptize in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
  • Christ is with us always, until the end of the age.

Mass Readings – The Most Holy Trinity


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The Holy Trinity offers us a path to move forward in unity. Catholic Inspiration

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COVID-19 taught us about the challenges of isolation, loneliness, anxiety and fear; the recent riots have brought to light the undercurrents of anger, hatred and opportunism. Our path forward must consider the need for unity…something that lies at the heart of the Most Holy Trinity.

Mass Readings – The Most Holy Trinity


The Trinity unites us in love. Catholic Inspiration

The love between the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit becomes the model for Christian discipleship.  The indivisible unity of the Trinity – overflowing with love – guides and directs the Church to unite from within and without as we strive to grow closer together in love.

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The Most Holy Trinity

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Study:  Reflect on the strongest relationships in our lives.  What qualities and characteristics are present?

Pray:  Ask the Lord for the guidance to see where we can build and renew our relationships.

Serve:  Are there people around us that we need to forgive or assist?  What steps can we take right now to start this process?

Mass Readings – The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

One God…Three Persons.

That’s the Trinity, and when you get right down to it, this central mystery of the Christian faith is just that – mystery.  I have heard and used many images as illustrations to aid in understanding the Trinity:

  • Shamrock – one leaf, three petals
  • Water – one substance, three states (solid, liquid, gas)
  • Numbers – one meaning, many languages (five, cinque, etc…)

These examples (and many like them) try to get at the notion of how something can be the same and different at the same time.  How unity and diversity can be present at the same time; how the individual and the communal are manifested simultaneously.

It’s a mystery.

And at the heart of the mystery we have a communion of Persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit – a revelation that God comes to us in communion and invites us to be communion with others.   We are not alone!  God (in communion) invites us into this communion to create communion with one another.

Where do we find communion in our lives?  Some obvious places:

  • Home & Family
  • Work
  • School
  • Neighborhood

You get the idea.  Wherever two or more are present, the opportunity for communion is possible.  The point: How strong is the communion we have have with God and one another?  How united are we in faith, hope, and love?

May we reflect on the current state of our relationships today and renew them, allowing the grace of God – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – to bless the communion we have with those around us.

Note: this was post was originally delivered on May 26, 2015.


Trinity, Andrei Rublev; 1411-1427 (est.), Tempera, 142 cm x 114 cm, Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow.

The Communion of the Most Holy Trinity. Catholic Inspiration

The mystery of the Trinity – one God and three Persons – reveals the crucial role of communion in our spiritual lives.  We can measure our discipleship in a powerful way by the depth of our communion with God and one another, and we can actively explore the opportunities that we receive and extend communion with the people in our lives.

Mass Readings – The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity


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