Father Michaels Weekly Thoughts

​​​​Holy Infant Catholic Church


          Today we celebrate the Trinity Sunday.  The mystery of the Blessed Trinity is a basic doctrine of the Christian faith. It is basically understandable with the heart and faith other than by the mind. It teaches us that there are 3 distinct Persons in the one God sharing the same divine nature, co-equal and co-eternal.
            We believe in this mystery because Jesus who is God taught it clearly. The Evangelists recorded it and the Fathers of the Church explained it the Councils of Nicaea 325 and Constantinople and defined it as a Dogma of the Christian Faith.
           Last Sunday we meditated upon the role of the Holy Spirit in our life and the Church in particular the Sacraments. There are many ways we invoke the Holy Trinity in particular at Prayer.
            Its common practice that all our prayers in the Church begin; In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit- Holy Trinity and end by glorifying the Holy Trinity- Glory to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit….
            All Sacraments are administered under the authority of the Holy Trinity; we are baptized Confirmed, Anointed, our sins forgiven and our Marriages blessed deacons, priests and bishops ordained in the name of the Holy Trinity.
            At the end of Mass, the priest blesses us in the name of the Blessed Trinity.
            At the Annunciation, God the Father sent Gabriel the Archangel to Mary. God the Holy Spirit came upon her and the power of the Highest overshadowed her and God the Son became Incarnate in her womb.
            At the Baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist, the Father’s voice was heard; this is my beloved Son listen to Him and the Holy Spirit rested on Him appearing as a Dove.
            We should all endeavor to live the Trinitarian relationship of love and unity at the family and community level.

            Have a Great Week!​