Worship At Home
The Most Holy Trinity

 

 

Also available: A video recording of this Mass recorded here at Corpus Christi.

 


 

Welcome to Worship at Home with
Corpus Christi Church

The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

Whatever your present status in the Catholic Church, whatever your
current family or marital situation, whatever your past or present
religious affiliation, whatever your personal history, age, background,
race or color, sexual orientation, whatever your self-esteem…
you are invited, welcomed, accepted, loved and respected by the
Catholic Community of Corpus Christi.
Let us know your needs, your hopes, your gifts.

There is a place for you here.

 

 


Opening Prayer

Let us begin, in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

Amen

Loving God,
we thank you for blessing us with the divine support of the Trinity. Some days can feel so broken and uncertain as we struggle with our own limitations and weakness. Forgive us for the times when we fall short of all that you hope for us. Thank you for the gift of the Holy Spirit, who gives us the power to move forward propelled with strength and courage, surrounded in the true peace that only you can give. Prepare us to recognize all that you do for us with great love.
We ask this through Christ Jesus, our Lord.

Amen

 

 


The First Reading

A reading from the Book of Deuteronomy
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.”
The word of the Lord

Thanks Be To God

 

The Second Reading

A reading from the Letter of Saint Paul to the Romans
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.
The word of the Lord

Thanks Be To God

 

The Gospel

Fr. Michael Goodavish, copied from the video of the Mass

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Mathew
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.”
The Gospel of the Lord

 


Homily

Fr. Michael Goodavish, copied from the video of the Mass

 

 


Another Reflection from our Community

This Sunday we celebrate the Most Holy Trinity: God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit, separate but equally one. This is truly a mystery and difficult for our human brains to comprehend. Worship and doubt or lack of understanding can sometimes stand side by side. Our lives are a journey of faith, not a moment of total revelation. In the Gospel this Sunday, we hear that when the eleven disciples saw Jesus, they worshiped, but they doubted. That they doubted doesn’t mean that they lacked faith or didn’t believe, rather, they gave their hearts to Jesus, but their heads didn’t always understand what was happening. We have all felt this at times when we experience something big or beautiful and is beyond what our minds can fathom or make sense of. We love and we doubt; we bask in the beauty of nature and we doubt; we hold new life in our hands and we doubt. Doubt is not always a deficiency; it can be the overwhelming glimpse or experience of the divine and the lack of words or ability to express or comprehend. Each of us are sisters and brothers created in God’s likeness. We follow the example of our brother Jesus: we are commissioned to go out and continue his work with the Holy Spirit by our side. There is great unity in the Trinity and in our relationship with them. Every time we make the sign of the cross it is a visible sign that we reaffirm our belief in the Trinity. God loved the world into being and loved people so much that God made a covenant relationship with them and repeatedly drew them back into that relationship even after the world strayed. With the Trinity, we have a divine support system that provides an overflowing love that cannot be contained. This love is shared with all to bring unity and harmony.
Here we are a year later after the murder of George Floyd, still amid the global cry for God’s justice. We are also emerging from a global pandemic with all the grief and uncomfortableness of stepping into an unknown future. Many eyes have been opened to the current issues. We can see divisions that need unity, but more importantly, we see how we are all connected. The timing for difficult change is never convenient. We still want answers instead of more questions, certainty instead of ambiguity, and hope instead of despair. For many, our patience has worn thin and we can no longer tolerate making a sacrifice for the benefit of the common good. In order to see a way forward together, we need to create a safe place for discussion with intentional listening and understanding. How do we remove oppressive systems and broaden perspectives? How do we see in each person, the presence of Christ and acknowledge their inherent value and beauty? How do we help those who have been left behind, often not invited to the table to share their voice? How do we work together to create a living wage, greater opportunity, representation, and access to education and health care? How do we promote human dignity and the value of each life while meeting the needs of our sisters and brothers for the common good? How do we feed our students at their homes instead of at their schools? How do we stop gun violence in all its forms? How do we broaden our circles of hospitality to include others who may be different from us? How do we live as the church, bringing unity, justice, peace, truth, mercy and love? How do we listen, learn, and accompany? How do we gather back the scattered members of our community? How do we unite our divisions? How do we care and show love for one another? Most people will learn about the saving love of God primarily through the way they observe us; seeing, judging, and acting. We know we are not alone because we have a divine support system. The unity we find in the Trinity calls us to welcome all and find space in our communities to share the many gifts we have been given. For Jesus, love is lived and how we live is always a choice. It is a choice driven by our recognition, compassion and willingness to do something about the life and needs of others, whether they are in our own families, our parish or on the other side of town. We are being called to be present, to open our eyes, ears and hearts and to pay attention to where love is asking us to go. The life and well-being of another now sets our agenda, guides our decisions and determines our actions. We do this with the accompaniment of the Trinity by beginning a new life that looks a lot like Jesus’ life.

 

 


Profession of Faith

Let us together profess our faith:

I believe in God,
the Father almighty,
Creator of heaven and earth,
and in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,

who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,

suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died and was buried;
he descended into hell;
on the third day he rose again from the dead;
he ascended into heaven,
and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty;
from there he will come again to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and life everlasting.

Amen.

 

 


Prayers of the Faithful

As we celebrate the relationship of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit to one another, we pray for relationships throughout the world.

 

For the church:
May the Holy Spirit continue to breathe new life into our ministry and mission, welcoming all around this table…
We pray to the Lord

Lord hear our prayer.

For the safety of many organizations working across the world on behalf of peace, unity, justice and the care of the environment…
We pray to the Lord

Lord hear our prayer.

For times when we struggle to live up to our baptismal call:
May we find the courage to know we are not alone and boldly return to our mission…
We pray to the Lord

Lord hear our prayer.

For those isolated, yearning for family, friends or community; and for those society has unjustly marginalized:
May we show them compassion, support and kindness as they join us in community…
We pray to the Lord

Lord hear our prayer.

For those struggling with illness, pain or nearing the end of their lives:
May they find healing, relief, and dignity…
We pray to the Lord

Lord hear our prayer.

On this Memorial Day weekend, we remember our beloved dead:
especially those women and men who have died in the service of their country. May they all be safely welcomed into your kingdom of justice and peace…
We pray to the Lord

Lord hear our prayer.

 

Gracious God,
we see you in the power of relationships and the power of unity. Help us to live as one people, harmoniously united in you. Show us how to be a community of love and peace, accepting and supporting those you place in our paths.
We make our prayer through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

 

 


Spiritual Communion Prayer

My Jesus,
I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things,
and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment
receive You sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You, as You are already there,
and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.

Amen.

 

 


Closing Prayer

Gracious God,
we thank you for the many gifts you are developing in us. Day by day, you are making us new. Soften our hearts to hear your call more each day. Give us a spirit of love, cooperation, togetherness, and unity. Guide us through our future and take us to places beyond our imagination. As we go forth, may we always be ready to share with others that you are the source of our joy.
United with our sisters and brothers everywhere,
together we pray in the words Jesus taught us:

Our Father,
who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name.

Thy kingdom come,
thy will be done.
on earth, as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread
and forgive us our trespasses
as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.

For the kingdom and the power and the glory are yours now and forever.

Amen.

 

 


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