Although we have begun the Ordinary Time in the liturgical calendar, we are still
in a festive mode. The first Sunday after the Pentecost directs our attention to the
mystery of the Most Holy Trinity.
We could do many theological lectures on the topic of the Most Holy Trinity.
Many great theologians like St. John Chrysostom, St. Augustine, or St. Thomas
Aquinas dedicated many pages of their writings in order to explain it, but they all
came to one conclusion, namely, the Most Holy Trinity is the greatest mystery of
our faith and it can be approached only on our knees.
We learn about the Most Holy Trinity from the Revelation, mainly, from the
gospels. It is Our Lord Jesus Christ who teaches us who God is His essence. The
clearest example of that is Jesus’ command to baptize in the Name of the Father
and the Son and the Holy Spirit. What Christ has also revealed to us is that God is
Love in the mutual exchange of Divine Persons. We will never comprehend it. The
only thing we can know is that the God shares all God is and has with His people.
It becomes especially clear in the Gospel of John, in which we see Jesus
doing everything out of love for to the Father and promising the Holy Spirit for the
disciples. Jesus wants only the Father’s glory not His own. Yet He says He would
be glorified too in His disciples when they believe and follow Him. Our Lord also
promises the gift of the Spirit for the Church. We are all invited to this love and the
key to this love is faith in Jesus Christ. It is an invitation to us all to become
generous with God and with each other while being immersed in the Love of the
Most Holy Trinity.
As for our parish life, we already have started the celebration of Holy Mass
with people in the church. However, there are still limits regarding the number of
people allowed in church. We are hoping that soon we will be able to
accommodate more people while following all the safety guidelines for the Covid-19 pandemic.
When you come to church you may notice new green hymnals. These
hymnals are sturdier and should last longer. They will be used instead of the
missalettes that needed to be changed three times a year. Although small
missalettes are cheaper, in a long run the new hymnals will help us to save more
money. A small number of missalettes still will be ordered for the Spanish
community and for daily churchgoers. We are looking forward to seeing you more
in the church. Blessings upon all you families.
Fr. Janusz Mocarski, Administrator