The  Most Holy Trinity - 30th May 2021

Sat 29 May

6.00pm

The  Most Holy Trinity

Sun 30

9.30am

The  Most Holy Trinity

Tue 1 Jun

9.30am

Morning Mass  - St Justin (Martyr)

Fri 4

9.30am

Morning Mass

Sat 5

6.00pm

The Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi)

Sun 6

9.30am

The Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi)

Confessions after the mass on Fridays and Saturdays

Face coverings or masks must be worn in church at Mass

The Most Holy Trinity

Readings 30 May 2021, Year B - Deut 4:32-34, 39-40; Psalm 32(33); Romans 8:14-17; Matthew 28:16-20

Abba Father - We celebrate our Baptism in the name of the Trinity, in which we have received

the spirit of sons and are privileged to call the Great God of glory and majesty Our Father.

Deuteronomy, the second book of the Law, consolidated Israel's beliefs and rituals. A long introductory teaching by Moses emphasises the requirement for Israel to keep the Law, as its part in their covenant with God. Intoday's reading Moses emphasises the uniqueness of God, who has made himself known to Israel, speaking out of a fire, and who has made a covenant with them: He will be their God and they are to be his people. Moses then repeats the ten commandments, given by God.

The Psalm picks up God's omnipotence, who created even the heavens and the stars. We can rely confidently on His promises.

God's revelation in Christ fulfilled this covenant relationship: Paul tells the Romans that if we are in

the Spirit we are not in the flesh. We are no longer dominated by our human tendency to turn from God. We are now God's children, sharing in Christ's inheritance, in his suffering and in his glory.

There only two resurrection appearances in Matthew's Gospel. Jesus appeared very briefly to two Marys. Then the Gospel ends with Jesus commissioning the eleven disciples to "make disciples of

all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit". And He promises to be with his people always.

Psalm Response -     Happy the people the Lord has chosen as his own.

Covid Prayer to Mary Mary, Mother of God and our Mother we seek refuge under your protection.

We pray for the end of the pandemic. Fill us with hope. We entrust ourselves, all who are suffering,

and those working to save others.

to your loving care. Amen

A trinity of love - a faith of joy

Pope Francis said of the Trinity:-"The Trinity is therefore Love, all in the service of the world, which He wishes to save and recreate."A 'Trinity of Love' should be a cause of joy which was described in a Homily of St Philip Neri - 'Laughter is not much heard in churches: perhaps that is to be expected... but outside church, Christians should laugh more than anyone else - laugh from sheer joy, that God bothered to make us, and that he continues to love us despite the idiots we are. Everyone is a sinner, but Christians are sinners redeemed - an undeserved rescue that we make even less deserved by everything we do. It is too serious a matter to be serious about: all we can reasonably do is rejoice.'

Churches Together Food Bank

Please keep up your support and take food donations to the United Reformed Church on Saturday mornings between 10am and 12 noon. Many thanks.

12thJune, 10.30-12noonEntertaining Angels: becoming a truly welcoming church Workshop packed with ideas for transforming parishes. For Information & to book :

https://pastoralministryoffice.org/event/entertaining-angels/

 

May Trinity Sunday lead us more deeply into the

mystery of a God who is real and who calls us to be his light in a world yearning to embrace his loving mercy for all.

Spiritual Holy Communion - Oh Jesus, my God,

I love you, but unfortunately, I cannot receive you in Holy Communion at this time.

Come, nevertheless, and visit me with your grace. Come spiritually into my heart. Purify it. Sanctify it.

Render it like your own most Sacred Heart. Amen. Daily Mass www.northamptondiocese.org/live.

Please remember in your prayers this week

The Church. The lonely& frightened. The faithful departed those who mourn. The sick (Mark, Sandra, Peter, Richard Foster, Norma, Darcey, John Markie, John Harper, Ken, Shalipp ), their carers.

Health workers. Coronavirus Victims. World leaders to unite to find a covid solution.

Poor countries where disease & risk is raised by food and medicine shortages. Migrants.

Victims of oppression & racial hatred. In gratitude for God's gifts, his mercy and unconditional love.

For our country, in thanks that the special measures and the vaccine campaigns are making progress.

For the people of India. Peace in the Middle East.

O God, Father of mercies, whose Only Begotten Son, as he hung upon the Cross, chose the Blessed Virgin Mary, his Mother, to be our Mother; grant, we pray, that with her loving help, your Church may be more fruitful day by day, and exulting in the holiness of her children, may draw to her embrace all the families of the peoples.

Through your efforts, blessed Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, we have been redeemed, created, and sanctified. Although we have never understood the fullness of the Trinity, you have granted us new life and have declared us innocent through the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross. For this we worship you in humble adoration. Keep us in the faith until we join the elect around your glorious throne. We ask this in your name, you who live and rule, ever one God, through all eternity.  Amen.

To keep up your weekly offerings or to make donations -

Direct to the Parish - By Standing Order/Direct Debit/ One-Off Donation - ask your bank to pay to

Account Name: RCDN St Patrick Duston Branch Sort Code: 60-06-11 A/c No 59820640.

Let Fr Benny know if as a tax payer you want us to reclaim tax paid on your offering (no extra cost to you).

Or on 'Giving Tuesday' you can call the Diocesan Finance Office 01604 712065, (10:00am - 4:00pm)

Have your debit/credit card ready - specify the offering is for St Patrick's Duston.

If the line is busy leave only your telephone number and your name - you will be called back.

We know at present many are struggling financially so please just do what you can.

A prayer to the Holy Trinity

O God the Trinity, your name is wonderful.You purify the depths of the heart from vices and make it whiter than the snow. Give us your compassion. Renew our hearts by your Holy Spiritso that we may declare your praise. Strengthen us by your righteous and royal Spirit and give us a place in the heavenly Jerusalem;through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. (Source - Sarum Rite)

Mother with an open heart - Pope Francis - The Joy of the Gospel (47)

The Church is called to be the House of the Father, with doors wide open ....

The Eucharist, although it is the fullness of sacramental life, is not a prize for the perfect

but a powerful medicine and nourishment for the week.