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Feast of the Most Holy Trinity

May 25, 2018

From the Desk of Father Tharp

 
 

Sunday Morning Masses     June 3, 2018          Celebrant: Fr. Schmitz  

 

 

Memorial Day

Monday, May 28 is Memorial Day.  There will be NO early Mass (6:30 a.m.) at St. Ann.  There will be a 7:30 a.m. Mass at Sacred Heart and a 9:00 a.m. Mass at St. Ann. 

Vacation Bible School

This year Sacred Heart will join St. Ann in our Pastoral Region Vacation Bible School to take place at St. Ann.  We are now registering students for VBS.  Please see registration process defined in this bulletin.

Reflection on Scripture

The Feast of the Most Holy Trinity is always the first “Ordinary Time” Sunday after Pentecost.  The Trinity is a mystery that can never be explained to the limited human mind.  But how do you celebrate a mystery?  Well, the celebration comes from acknowledging that there is something beyond our limited understanding of human existence.  Humans like to believe only what they can see or measure or mathematically comprehend.  The magnificence of God is beyond our comprehension. 

Sometimes in our humanness, we turn our back on an oncoming train so we can find comfort in the delusion that if we cannot see it, it is not there.  This is the foolishness of atheism.  It is so frustrating when a person lives by the fallacy, “If I cannot see it, measure it, or access it with my scientific analytical mind, I will not believe it no matter how much evidence you present to me!”  Atheism is the height of self-imposed ignorance and arrogance.

St. Anselm presented an “ontological proof for the existence of God.”  Critics said it was too rational and not experiential.  St. Thomas Aquinas presented his “Five Proofs” for the existence of God based on an empirical approach.  Critics said it was too experiential and not mathematically rational.  Critics of faith will always use the counter, “If I don’t see God, I won’t believe He exists.”   Then they close their eyes to the evidence all around.

On Trinity Sunday let’s accept the reality that God is bigger than the limitations of the human mind so we can rejoice in the mystery we cannot comprehend.                                                          

Readings for the Feast of Corpus Christi

Ex 24:3-8

Heb 9:11-15

Mt 14:12-16, 22-26

Theme: The Body and Blood of Christ

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