June 11th: Feast of The Most Holy Trinity
Dear Parish Family,
One day a little boy was playing on the beach. He dug a small hole into the sand. By using seashell, he began to fill the hole with the ocean water. It did not take too long for the boy to realize that it would be impossible for him to scoop the vast ocean into the small hole that he had dug. When we consider the mystery of God, we must realize that just like the little boy could not scoop the ocean water into the little hole, in the same way, it would be impossible for us to understand something as immense as the mystery of the Blessed Trinity. As Pope Benedict once said: “God, as the Wholly Other, remains beyond our comprehension.” God is one God, but three distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. One God, not three Gods. We can look upon God as a communion of persons. We can see the image of God stamped into all of existence. Human nature, marriage, the family, human society and the Church are all icons of the Triune God who is a communion of three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Each of us is called to reflect that communion of love and relationship in the world. We were created in the image of God, in other words to reflect that special communion to all whom we meet. We were baptized in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, when we were adopted by God as sons and daughters. So we are caught up in the love between the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Since our baptism we have a new family: God our Father in heaven, Mary our Mother, Jesus our Brother, and all the baptized on earth and in heaven. God ha a most wonderful plan for each of us, that we reflect the love within the Trinity to the world, that we be the image of God in the world.
The Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ is coming this year on June 18th, the same day as Father’s Day. We will be having an outdoor Eucharistic procession immediately following the 10 am Mass at St. Denis. Our own Deacon Adam Maher will preside, carrying the Blessed Sacrament in the procession. We could use some help setting up the three outdoor altars after the evening Mass on Saturday, June 17th, if anyone is able. I invite you to come and give public witness of your love and devotion Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament in thanksgiving for giving Himself to us as our nourishment and for His presence among us. God Bless you all! Sister Maria Inviolata
God bless you all!
Sister Maria Inviolata, SMDG