Whenever we pray, we make the sign of the cross and say, “in the name of the
Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.”
“Christians are baptized in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit: not in their names, for there is only one God, the almighty Father, His only Son, and the Holy Spirit: the Most Holy Trinity…. By the grace of Baptism we are called to share in the life of the Blessed Trinity, here on earth in the obscurity of faith, and after death in eternal light.” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 233, 265)
The Most Holy Trinity is a mystery and is the central mystery of our Christian faith and of our Christian life. God alone can make it known to us by revealing Himself as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit…. “Now this is the Catholic faith: We worship one God in the Trinity and the Trinity in unity, without confusing the persons or dividing the substance; for the person of the Father is one, the Son’s is another, the Holy Spirit’s another; but the Godhead of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit is one, their glory equal, their majesty coeternal.” (CCC 265, 266)
Today we celebrate the Holy Trinity, one of the most confounding mysteries of our faith. Through this mystery we experience our relationship to God: Creator, Savior, and Holy Spirit. This relationship is not easy to understand or to describe. It does not become clearer through analysis. Its complexity mirrors the complexity of all our relationships. We understand our relationships with our spouses, our children, our parents, and our friends only through daily give-and-take, annual rituals, and the life-changing moments we share. We understand our relationships only as we live them. The relationships we have with those we love, and who love us, sustain us through an uncertain and difficult life. This is the Holy Trinity.
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Thank you to all who participated and supported our Annual Car Raffle and Auction held on May 21st and those who attended the Dinner Dance and participated in the silent and live auctions. Congratulations to the winner of the 2016 Honda Civic LX.
Congratulations to all! Everyone is a winner!
Fr. Manny Ediza & Fr. Bernard Ranoa
“The Father is my trust, the Son is my refuge, the Holy Spirit is my protection.
O Holy Trinity, glory to Thee.”
- Byzantine Horologion, Traparion at Nocturns, sixth century