4th June 2023
God sent his Son into the world
… No one who believes in him will be condemned
COLLECT: 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. Through our Lord …
Resp: Dn 3:52-56
2 Cor 13:11-13
Gospel: -Jn 3:16-18
Jesus said to Nicodemus, ‘God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not be lost but may have eternal life. For God sent his Son into the world not to condemn the world, but so that through him the world might be saved. No one who believes in him will be condemned; but whoever refuses to believe is condemned already, because he has refused to believe in the name of God’s only Son.’
Today we pause to celebrate the mystery of the Trinity. The Father to whom I pray with the Our Father; there is the Son, who gave me redemption, justification; there is the Holy Spirit who abides in us and inhabits the Church. And this speaks to our heart because we find it encompassed in that expression of Saint John which summarizes all of Revelation: “God is love” (1 Jn 4:8-16). And inasmuch as he is love, God, while being one alone, is not solitude but communion, among the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Because love is essentially a gift of self, and in its original and infinite reality it is the Father who gives himself by generating his Son, who in turn gives himself to the Father, and their mutual love is the Holy Spirit, the bond of their unity. It is not easy to understand, but we can live this mystery, all of us, we can live it a great deal.
Pope Francis, Trinity Sunday 2021
We Venerate the Saints
- Mon 5 … St. Boniface, Bishop, Martyr
- Tue 6 … St. Norbert, Bishop
- Fri 9 … St. Ephraem, Deacon, Doctor
Saint Norbert, Bishop
Born at Xanten, Germany in the year 1080, as a young man he was ordained a subdeacon soon becoming quite immoral, until a nearly fatal horse accident caused him to undergo a deep conversion and become earnest about penance and prayer. Later, as a priest he constantly preached against worldliness but many took this as hypocrisy, Fr. Norbert, however, continued this course. At the request of the pope and the local bishop, he founded a religious order, later known as the Norbertines, which grew quite rapidly combatting heresy and reforming the clergy. At the death of the bishop of Magdeburg, in 1126, Norbert was obliged to take the vacant see. There he worked hard to reform the clergy and to recover Church property which was usurped by powerful men. Many converted at his preaching he even became the adviser of emperor Lothair, but he made some enemies who tried to kill him three times. He remained active until his death on Wednesday after Pentecost 1134. His tomb became glorious by the numerous miracles wrought there.
Saint Norbert, pray for us
Readings for next Sunday (Corpus Christi)
- Dt 8:2-3,14-16.
- Ps 147:12-15,19-20.
- 1 Cor 10:16-17.
- Jn 6:51-58
»CEMETERY RETIRING COLLECTION
2nd Sunday of the month. Please look for the collection box near the door.
»CATECHISM FOR CHILDREN 2023 – 2024
Informative Encounters for parents Fri 15 Sep.
– First Holy Communion 7pm. – Confirmation 7:45.
Sacraments for adults, please contact one of the priests.
»CATECHISM COMPENDIUM GROUP
Next meeting on Fri 9 June, 6:30 at the parish office.
»HORSE RACE NIGHT
Fri 9 June at the Local 5pm. See poster at the coffee shop.
»ST. PAUL’S BEREAVEMENT GROUP
Join us for support, comfort and sharing. Next meeting Tues 13 June 3pm in the coffee shop, entrance through the back. Info Fr. Jim.
Join us to praise in song. Tues 13 June 6 pm in Agia Kyriaki.
»ST. JOSEPH PRAYER GROUP (French Speakers)
Meeting Tuesdays 6PM-7PM. Contact Hervé 96295598.
Join us for some tea or coffee, shop bric-a-brac, enjoy community time. Volunteers needed, please contact Fr. Jim.
Thank you for all your help. Donations may be dropped off at the church or the priest-house. Info Fr. Fernando. Thank you for your prayers too.
Mass Schedule for this Week
- Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday …… 9am at Agia Kyriaki.
- Wednesday ……………… 12, preceded by Holy Hour.
- Saturday ……………… 4 and 6pm AK. /// 6pm Polis.
- Sunday ………………… 10am (Latin), 11am (Polish), 12pm (English) in AK.
Sri Lankan Mass: Every 3rd Sunday of the month at 1:15 pm.
Filipino Mass: Every last Sunday of the month at 12 pm.
Maronite Mass: Info: Fr. Youakim 9981 4316.