Parent Teacher Talk



The Most Holy

Trinity


June 4, 2023




Gospel of John


Jn. 3: 16-18








A Reading from the Book of Exodus



Ex. 34:4b-6,8-9


The content of this reading concerns the infidelity of God's people at Sinai. They have made a golden calf to worship. Moses coming down form the mountain, sees the infidelity, becomes angered, breaks the tablets of the law and destroys the calf. But Moses goes back to God, who appears to him again. Note how the author ascribes human characteristics to God as is done often in the Bible (the eye of God, his punishing hand, his anger, etc.) Humans try to say something about God! Note also the cloud, a favored image (symbol) of God's presence.

The Old Testament does not reveal the Blessed Trinity. In retrospect we see some indications: God in himself-----shares himself-----creates a response in the heart of Moses. Our response: Bowing down in worship, as Moses did!




The Responsorial Psalm is that that we put our trust in Jesus because of his love and kindness and that he has done great things for us, so we should be filled with joy and love for him and to be like him.

in your self-giving. He raises up the lowly from the dust; from the dunghill he lifts up the poor. Our help is from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. The Lord hears the cry of the poor!





A Reading, From the Letter of Saint Paul to the Corinthians



2 Cor. 13:11-13


In this reading we Paul's fervent wish for the congregation in Corinth, Greece. He mentions the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, God related to us and our salvation. " The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ[ which he acquired for us by his death and resurrection] and the love of God [the Father, the origin of our salvation] and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit [ keeping us together] be with all of you."



In the Gospel of John


Jn. 3:16-18




"God so loved the world[us] that he gave his only Son [Word: a word is our brainchild!]" God, not far away, but closely present (First Reading), wants to be present to you. He wants to communicate with you. The condition is that you open up to him, for communication is a two way street! You can do so since God has given you the Spirit of his Son to form your heart and make you cry out: Abba, Father !




Newsy Notes

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Deacon Bob Brazier, CRE




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REMEMBER









Confirmation






Congratulations to our 8th Grade class! It was an awesome Confirmation Ceremony at the Cathedral and to be part of it! I am very proud of all of you!

Congratulations on your Graduation to the 9th Grade.









1st Communion



Congratulations to our 2nd grade students on their 1st Eucharistic Communion that they received. It was a very beautiful Mass, and the boys were very handsome, and the girls were very beautiful in their dresses. Once again Congratulations to our 2nd graders!











Address future PSR and Sacramental Preparation Questions to:

Deacon Bob Brazier at bbrazier@sttm.org



Bring Your Children To Mass?




When Jesus reprimanded the apostles for wanting

to keep children away from Him (see Mt 19:14),

He did not give an age or behavior requirement.


At the baptism of a child, parents and sponsors

promise to teach their children the Catholic faith

and “to bring them up according to

the law of Christ and His Church.”


The Catechism of the Catholic Church reminds us,

“The Sunday celebration of the Lord’s Day

and his Eucharist is at the

heart of the Church’s life” (No. 2177).


This importance is shown in attendance at Mass

and rest from labor, the first of the precepts of the Church.


Click the link below to read why you should bring your children to Mass:



BRING YOUR CHILDREN TO MASS


Divine Lord, send your Holy Spirit anew into our hearts and cleanse us from all sin so we may adore and worship you in Spirit and in truth. Create in us a greater love for your Word and a keener desire to serve you and our fellow men. Remove all malice, bitterness, and resentment from our minds, and fill us with your abundant grace. In Christ Jesus our Savior and Friend.

AMEN


Meditations
“Lord, I too lack the necessary faith to see the blessings that accompany Your Cross, as well as the many crosses I am given in life. Help me to be purified in my faith so that I can see Your hand at work in all things, even suffering, injustice and persecution. May I see life from Your perspective alone. Jesus, I trust in You."