The Most Holy Trinity Year B

Published on 24 May 2021
A clover with three leaves.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit

God our Father, who by sending into the world

the Word of truth and the Spirit of sanctification

made known to the human race your wondrous mystery,

grant us, we pray, that in professing the true faith,

we may acknowledge the Trinity of eternal glory

and adore your Unity, powerful in majesty.

We have now just emerged from Eastertide – since last Sunday we celebrated the feast of Pentecost. Today’s feast of the Most Holy Trinity seems to enclose the Paschal season and the whole liturgical year in our celebration of the central mystery of our faith.

Moses, in the First Reading, reminds the people of all that God has done for them. He is the one God, majestic and powerful, yet close to them.

The Psalm praises God for his love and faithfulness. God is the hope of all who revere him.

St Paul, in our Second Reading, reminds us that we have received the Spirit as sons and daughters of the Father, whom, like Christ, we can call Abba.

In the Gospel the disciples receive the commission to go forth and baptize all nations in the name of the Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

This week, we pray to grasp something of the mystery of the blessed Trinity as we contemplate these scriptural texts.

Everyone born by the Spirit is a son and daughter of God …

‘Abba Father!’     Second Reading

May your love be upon us, O Lord, as we place all our hope in you.   Responsorial Psalm

Go, therefore, make disciples of all the nations.     Gospel

This week’s texts if you want to explore further:

Deuteronomy 4: 32–34, 39–40; Psalm 32 (33); Romans 8: 14–17; Matthew 28: 16–20