Worship Resources For Everyone

 

Are you ready for full and active participation in the Liturgy? Read on…

 

June 16th, The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

A link to the readings from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops:
www.usccb.org/bible/readings/061619.cfm

A Reflection on the Readings

This Sunday is the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity. Trinity Sunday is an opportunity to celebrate the unity of God whom we recognize as Father, Son, and Spirit. Every time we bless ourselves or begin prayer with the sign of the cross, we reaffirm our belief in the Trinity. That seemingly simple prayer, “In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit,” is, in fact, a confirmation of our belief in a triune God; three in one. It is also confirmed in our Creed, both Apostles and Nicaean. Although we sometimes regard the God of the Old Testament as judging and vengeful, the Trinity reminds us that God is, was, and always will be a God of love. Love is the characteristic of God that is experienced as Father, Son, and Spirit. God loved the world into being and loved the people so much that God made a covenant relationship with them and repeatedly drew them back into that relationship when they strayed.

When Jesus could no longer remain a physical presence in the world, God’s Spirit continued the work of drawing people into that loving relationship with God. We are meant to live in community. When we live wholeheartedly with as much self-giving as is possible, with as much unselfishness as is possible, we are on the way to a heavenly existence. Our world is hurting, and we could all use more love, compassion, patience, empathy, and conversations. The internet, social media, and the 24-hour news cycle now give us a more immediate awareness of local, national, and global crises that challenge us for a Christian response, such as immigration and racial disparity in police treatment, to list just two examples. Are we ready to be that love in the world? Are we listening to the pain? Are we seeing the world with empathy? What is keeping us from fulling engaging and giving of ourselves? God invites us to share in the mystery, are we ready and willing to believe? The very nature of God is to love, to reach out to another in relationship. Every time we do anything to form new and good relationships, mend those which are broken, help other relationships to be deeper and richer, or just enjoy the ones we have, we discover one thing: Trinity Sunday is a moveable feast and God is love.


Music as Prayer (Bis orat qui bene cantat)

A greater entrance into the prayer of the Liturgy is achieved by being familiar with the music. In particular, the Psalm functions best as a meditation on the readings when we know it well and the mechanics of singing it do not consume too much of our focus. Similarly, with the individual parts of the Mass Settings (the sung acclamations)

Psalm – YouTube link:
Psalm 145: I Will Praise Your Name – David Haas

Mass Setting – YouTube link:
Storrington Mass – Marty Haugen

Preface Dialog – YouTube link:
Traditional Chant – ICEL

Our Father – Fr. Paveglio & Corpus Christi:
Traditional Chant – ICEL

Mass PartNumber (if present) and Title in the Gather hymnal
Gathering Song:#483 Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty
Gloria:Storrington Mass
Psalm:#76 I Will Praise Your Name
Gospel Acclamation:Storrington Mass
Prayers of the Faithful:Spoken
Preparation of Gifts:#624 Shepherd of My Heart
Eucharistic Acclamations:Storrington Mass
Lamb of God:Storrington Mass
Communion: #817 All Who Hunger
Closing: #495 Canticle of the Sun

The Worship Calendar:

 

Nearby: St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church  (clustered with Corpus Christi)