For your assistance in praying with the Church community this week, the liturgical Sunday readings read at all the masses are provided below, with some suggestions of activities that you and your family might do during the week to help sustain the messages of the Sunday gospel.
Please let us know if these suggestions are helpful for you or your family.
May 31, 2015, Trinity Sunday
"...in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit." (Matthew 28:19)
Deuteronomy 4:32-34; 39-40
Matthew 28:16-20 Readings Here
REFLECTION: By living among us on earth, Jesus showed that God is not removed from our lives. By continually talking about his relationship with his Father, he taught us that God is not alone and isolated and aloof from others. Jesus showed us that God is part of a family and is himself a family. The flow of love and energy within the family of God is the Holy Spirit.
PRAYER: Loving God, Father, Son and Spirit, you let us share in your love for one another by filling our hearts and making us one with you. In the same way draw us closer to one another. Stay with us and grant us your living presence. Amen.
Monday: Tonight at the family meal serve soup with triangle crackers or cheese and triangle crackers as a reminder that this week we are being aware of the Trinity. Pray your grace to the Trinity.
Tuesday: Make a collage with the family tonight. Use magazine pictures that illustrate ways that the Holy Spirit works among people, e.g., in moments of joy.
Wednesday: As a family pray the Glorious Mysteries Video Here of the Rosary.
Thursday: Place a bowl of water in the center of your table tonight. Before grace have everyone dip his or her hand in the water and sign with the Trinity.
Friday: Do some act of love, kindness today for the needy. See this as a witness of the work of the Spirit.
Saturday: Pray today for those in the family or otherwise who need a special touch of God’s love this week.
PRAYER: Father, open our eyes to see those who need your love. Put them on our path so that we may meet them. Give us the courage to reach out when they pass by. We ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen.
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