Fiona and Grant Watson have erected our new banner in our Church in preparation for the return of our weekend Masses.
 
 
The banner displays wording of the visions from both of our parish schools this year.
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TRINITY SUNDAY  7th June
 
The mystery of the Trinity can be approached as a theological conundrum or as an adventure in faith.
 
The word of God invites us to take the latter route.
 
The readings for the day help us retrace some of the steps taken by our forebears in faith as they were led to discover Father, Son and Spirit communing in the one Godhead and enfolding the whole of creation in their love.
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OPENING HYMN      Glory and Praise”
OPENING PRAYER
 
O Most Holy Trinity,
you share the community of persons that you are with us
through the power of your Spirit.
Fill us with your presence today
and help us learn to dance as one family,
healed of all division.
This we ask of you.
Amen.
Explanation of First Reading
FIRST READING        Exodus 34: 4-6, 8-9
   God reveals Godself as faithful and rich in compassion and tenderness.
RESPONSORIAL PSALM
 
Introduction: Called in our youthfulness and aging; called to rekindle strong and holy light.
                       Let us now pray to God that intuition may be released in us.
 
Response:      Lead us, Spirit of Jesus
 
Reader:          That we may be pulled out into the light from our shadowed hearts: we pray
 
Person 1:        From the shadows of routine lives…
Person 2:        into the light of energetic effort: R
 
Person 1:        From the shadows of insecurity and fear of change…
Person 2:        into the light of hospitality to the new: R
 
Person 1:        From the shadows of fearful, silence…
Person 2:        into the light of freedom of speech among diverse voices: R
 
Person 1:        From the shadows of prejudice and judgemental attitudes…
Person 2:        into the light of acceptance of our differences: R
 
Person 1:        From the shadows of mistrust of our own intuition…
Person 2:        into the light of faith in the indwelling Spirit: R
 
Person 1:        From the shadows of deafness to any but our own viewpoint…
Person 2:        into the light of open ears and hearts: R
 
Person 1:        From the shadows of politicking and manipulation…
Person 2:        into the light of holy indifference: R
 
Person 1:        From the shadows of broken confidentiality…
Person 2:        into the light of respect for personal privacy: R
 
Person 1:        From the shadows of ignorance through partial information…
Person 2:        into the light of informed choices: R
 
Person 1:        From the shadows of resistance to community decisions…
Person 2:        into the light of corporate commitment: R
 
(pause for personal prayer)
SECOND READING  From the second letter of St Paul to the Corinthians 13: 11-13
Aah – that’s where that opening greeting at Mass comes from.
Oh and “holy kiss”? Surely we shall be able to offer each other “a sign of peace”. 
 

ALLELUIA

GOSPEL READING    John 3: 16-18 
 
Fr Gerry’s Homily

RESPONSE                   “Trinity Song”
 
CREED
 
We believe in our God
who created a changing world where there are no unchanging laws, no natural order of rich and poor,
experts and uninformed, rulers and ruled.
 
We believe in our God
who wills the contraction of living, and calls us to change the situation through our work and worship.
 
We believe in Jesus Christ
who worked for change and died for it.
 
We believe in Jesus Christ
rising in our lives, freeing us from prejudice and presumption, from fear and hatred.
 
We believe in the Holy Spirit
who continues to empower us to carry on Christ’s mission towards the coming of the reign of God.
 
We believe in the unity of all people
in our responsibility for making the world either a valley of misery, hunger and poverty,
violence and injustice, destruction and death, or the City of God.
PRAYERS OF THE FAITHFUL
 
The Response this week is: Lord, give us life through the Holy Spirit.
 
For whom/what are your intentions? (Pause for silent prayer.) R
closing PRAYER 
 
God, we praise you; Father all-powerful, Christ Lord and Saviour,
Spirit of love.
You reveal yourself in the depths of our being,
drawing us to share in your life and your love.
One God, three Persons,
be near to the people formed in your image,
close to the world your love brings to life.
We ask you this, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, one God,
true and living,
for ever and ever.
Amen.
CLOSING HYMN               “Everyday God” 
To make your day – the Community gifts you with this… (in case you missed it on Facebook)
                                                    “The Irish Blessing”