Today is Trinity Sunday: The feast of Trinity is not just one feast among many others, as if it is just an item of faith. Belief in the Trinity is the heart of the Christian faith, and every feast and every Sunday is a celebration of the Trinity. However it is good to have one day set aside for reflecting and praying that it is the centre of our faith. It took the Church two Ecumenical Councils and a few hundred years to untangle what we know and believe about the mystery of the Holy Trinity. God is a communion of persons, Father Son and Spirit, every time we bless ourselves we remind ourselves of that fact. Three persons, one God! The feast of the Trinity is pure mystery. Whenever we try to describe mystery we resort to images, similes and words that break moulds and seek to open our imaginations and perceptions to newness and awe. Perhaps one of the most famous images of the Trinity is the work of Andrei Rublev’s Trinity icon. (See across) It was written around 1410. There are three figures sitting at a table facing out towards the one who views them. The figures are of an indeterminate gender. It is about hospitality, openness, welcoming and drawing all into sharing at the table. Rublev gives each person of the Trinity different clothing. On the right, the Holy Spirit has a garment of the clear blue of the sky, wrapped over with a robe of a fragile green. So the Spirit of creation moves in sky and water, breathes in heaven and earth. The Son has the deepest colours; a thick heavy garment of the reddish-brown of earth and a cloak of the blue of heaven. In his person he unites heaven and earth, the two natures are present in him, and over his right shoulder there is a band of gold shot through the earthly garment, as his divinity suffuses and transfigures his earthly being. The Father seems to wear all the colours in a kind of fabric that changes with the light, that seems transparent, that cannot be described or confined in words. And this is how it should be. No one has seen the Father, but the vision of him fills the universe.
Prayer to the Trinity: “God with us, we call you Father// God alongside us, we call you Jesus// God within us, we call you Holy Spirit// You are the Eternal Mystery that enables, enfolds and enlivens all things even us, even me. //Every Name falls short of your Goodness and Greatness. We can only see who you are in what is// We ask for such perfect seeing – as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be. Amen”(From: The Divine Dance by Richard Rohr (SPCK 2016))
Thank you for your generous collection last weekend. It came to £1600. Thanks also to our Ministers of the Eucharist, Readers and Ushers who help in the smooth running of our religious services.
Feasts of the Week: Mon: St. Boniface (675-754). Born in Devonshire England educated in monastery schools in England. He went as missionary to Germany and established monasteries in Bavaria. He was martyred in Frisia 754, (aged 79) along with 52 others. Fri: St. Columba – Secondary Patron of Ireland. Abbot and Missionary. (521-597) He founded monasteries in Derry, Iona and Kells. He became a pilgrim for Christ and from his monastery at Iona his missionaries helped in the conversion of Northumbria.
Exposition: Continues each Friday from 10am – 2pm. Shop: Monday to Saturday – 9.30 – 7pm. Sun 9.30pm – 4pm.
Guild Mass Cards: Our selection includes Deceased, Get Well, Wedding, Birthday, Exams, Wedding etc. Cost £2.
Sun & Mon no duty. Mass Mon 5th June @ 7pm – Charles. Confessions: Tues to Fri 2pm – 5pm. Sat 5pm – 6pm.
Mass: Tues – Fri @ 7pm. Tues – Brian. Wed – Arthur. Thurs – Charles. & Fri – Anthony. Sat – Anthony.
June’s Church Cleaning Group will meet on Wednesday 7th June @ 7.30pm. Newcomers are always welcome.
St Joseph’s Young Priests Society: A Pilgrimage to Knock takes place on Saturday June 24th. Bus leaving Halls Lane, Enniskillen at 8.45am. To book please phone Eileen Maguire on 02866324439 or Pat Clarke on 07788433683.
Ann Mc Nulty, Newry
Rosaleen Curran, Westbridge House & Co Cavan
Bernadette Layden, Old Rossorry, Enniskillen
Mary Kate Brazil, Erne Drive, Enniskillen
Dolores Kelly, Omagh
Dermot Carney, Irvinestown
Philip Troy, Dundrum, Dublin formerly Bray
Keely Mc Givney, London
Eamon, Maureen & Jimmy Mc Cluskey, Manchester
Laura Jane, Denis Oliver & Laura Joan Hughes, Chanterhill Road, Enniskillen
Teresa (Teasy) & Cormac Mc Gurn, Castlecoole Rd, Enniskillen
Jimmy & Margaret Byrne, Drumclay Road, Enniskillen
Shay Curran, Maynooth, Co Kildare
George Ferguson & the Ferguson family, Garrison
Tommy & Maureen Love, Enniskillen
Nora Corrigan, Moyletra Gardens, Enniskillen
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