My dear friends in Christ,
This weekend we celebrate the Solemnity of The Most Holy Trinity. We always begin Mass in the name of the Trinity – “In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit”. Not only is this a statement as to the reason why we gather, but also a very basic statement of faith; we believe in a Triune God.
This triune God is a multifaceted, all-encompassing reality; there is nowhere, where God is not. Also, as the scriptures tell us, this God can be an inspirational, life changing reality. These aspects of the Holy Trinity are powerfully and simply expressed in this 7th-century statement of faith written by an Irish bishop by the name of Tírechán. It is simply known as Tírechán’s creed.
Our God is the God of all humans,
the God of heaven and earth,
the God of sea and rivers,
the God of sun and moon,
the God of all the heavenly bodies,
the God of the lofty mountains,
the God of the lowly valleys.
God inspires all things,
gives life to all things,
stands above all things,
and stands beneath all things.
God has a Son who is co-eternal with himself;
and similar in all respects to himself;
and neither is the Son younger than the Father,
nor is the Father older than the Son;
and the Holy Spirit breathes in them.
And the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit are inseparable. Amen.
May the life and the love of the Holy Trinity fills our hearts with peace and joy.
A Wine Tasting Evening
29th October, 7 for 7.30pm Church Hall
Make a note in your diary!
Frank / Val 297153
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