Parish newsletter, 29 May 2021
6.30pm: George Yeared Rec Dec
Sunday the Holy Trinity PMB 83 Year B Vol 2
10am: RM Int
Monday NO MASS
Tuesday NO MASS
10am: Jack Rayner RIP
10am: Bernard Wolfe RIP
10am: Ron and Avril Head
6.30pm: Mabel and John Rupert O’Hea
Sunday Corpus Christi
8.30am: Bernardin A Fernando
11.30am: Mary Ramsden
Trinity Sunday let us pray to enlarge our capacity to receive the gifts that God wants to give to us. Let us pray for the gift of joy and that we may bring joy to others. Remember the Latin parish motto? Gaudium Propagationem. Spread joy!
God the Father invites us into a relationship of love through his Son and by the power of the Holy Spirit. We are God’s children. In his name we rejoice and are glad.We should not be intimidated by the mystery of the Trinity. We should see the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit not as strangers but as friends. Because God’s Son, Jesus, befriended us we are no longer strangers and outsiders. We are God’s children. We are part of God’s family. Only at God’s table can we find the nourishment our hearts are longing for.
The First Reading talks about the power and glory of God, whom nevertheless, entered into a close and loving relationship with his people, Israel, and the obligations – and blessings which flow from such a relationship.
The Second Reading takes our relationship with God deeper. We are not just members of God’s people, but members of God’s family. Through the in-dwelling of the Holy Spirit, we have become children of God and co-heirs with Christ his Son. The reading makes clear reference to the three persons in God.
The Gospel This is Jesus’ last appearance to the apostles. Jesus has total power over the universe and empowers his apostles to preach the gospel to the whole world. Further, he promises to be with them (and us!) until the end of time. We need to understand this and take it to heart as we try to make the gospel known in the unique place we are in. This gospel contains the clearest reference to the Trinity anywhere in the New Testament. We recall the words used at the celebration of the sacrament of baptism
Baptism Preparation This begins Saturday 12 June in the church at 9am Please let me know if you re hoping to have a child baptised. If all goes well, baptisms will be celebrated from July onwards. The meetings take place around the Baptismal Font. Meeting also 19 June.
First Holy Communion We are looking forward to welcoming parents and children in the not-too-distant future back to our church. Obviously it makes no sense to begin preparation if the children are not coming to Mass.
Confirmation I have spoken to the Bishop and I am hoping to move forward with some final preparation so that a date can be arranged. I am looking forward to welcoming our confirmandi in the not-too-distant future back to our church.
Housekeeping Job. Father Malachy of Holy Family parish in Sanderstead, is hoping to find someone to help him with some light housekeeping work. Days, hours and salary are negotiable. If you are interested, please contact Father Malachy 07801 701763
Trinity Blessing May God the Father surround you with his love as with a shield. sMay God the Son, who conquered evil and death, keep you brave and strong. May God the Holy Spirit make you joyful messengers of the Gospel. And enjoy the band holiday weekend!