This Week's Sunday Mass

June 16, 2019: Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

Presider: Fr. Arul Ponnaiyan
Parish: St. Paul & Sacred Heart
Choir: Heart of the Nation

The Lord be with you. And with your spirit.
A reading from the Holy Gospel according to John. Glory to you, o Lord.
Jesus said to his disciples: "I have much more to tell you, but you cannot bear it now. But when he comes, the spirit of truth, he will guide you to all truth. He will not speak on his own, but he will speak what he hears, and will declare to you the things that are coming. He will glorify me because he will take from what is mine and declare it to you. Everything that the father has is mine; for this reason I told you that he will take from what is mine and declare it to you."
The Gospel of the Lord. Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ.
Brothers and sisters, today we celebrate the Feast of the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity. It's a celebration of relationship; our relationship with God and with one another and in the person of Jesus Christ we have come to discover that God's love for each one of us is unconditional. In the person of Jesus we have come to know God, in an intimate way we could, the humanity could hear God, touch, and experience God's intimate, tender, compassionate love and in the person of Jesus we also come to know that God's love for us does not show partiality because God sends rain on the just and the unjust. He makes the sunshine on the righteous and the unrighteous. But we, as human beings, we limit our love for one another. We struggle and today, the Feast of the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity invites each one of us to look deeply into our lives and see how do we love one another because Jesus summarized the whole bible into all the commandments into one. Love one another as I have loved you. So unconditional love means putting the needs of the others before our own needs. So today I invite and encourage all of us to look into our lives and see who are the people we struggle to love and pray for the grace that we may open our hearts and minds to loving others as God loves us.

Entrance: Holy, Holy, Holy
Text: Reginald Heber, 1783-1826, alt.
Tune: NICAEA, 11 12 12 10; John B. Dykes, 1823-1876

Psalm 8: O Lord Our God How Wonderful
The English translation of the Psalm Response from the Lectionary for Mass © 1969, 1981, 1997, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved.
Psalm Verses Copyright ©2010 Conception Abbey/The Grail, admin. by GIA Publications, Inc.

Communion: I Am the Bread of Life
© 2015, Steve Angrisano and Tom Booth. Published by Spirit & Song, a division of OCP. All rights reserved.

Sending Forth: Hallelujah Is Our Song
Text: Sarah Hart, b. 1968, Sarah Kroger, Josh Blakesley, b. 1976, and Trey Heffinger.
Music: Sarah Hart, Sarah Kroger, Josh Blakesley, and Trey Heffinger; vocal harm. by Scott Soper. b. 1961
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Mass Setting: Mass of Renewal
Text: © 2010 ICEL. All rights reserved. Used with permission.
Music: Mass of Renewal; Curtis Stephan, b. 1973; choral arr. by Curtis Stephan and Rick Modlin, b. 1966, © 2009 Curtis Stephan. Published by OCP. All rights reserved.
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