Friday, May 28, 2010

Readings and Themes for the Week of May 30, 2010

Readings for Faith Sharing
Week of May 30, 2010,
Feast of the Most Holy Trinity

Reading Proverbs 8:22-31
Holy Wisdom is God's playmate, God's creative companion.

Psalm 8
"O Lord, our God, how wonderful your name in all the earth!"

Reading II Romans 5:1-5
The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit are one in perfect communication.


God is Love

Today we listen to words that reveal the marvelous works of our God --- Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, our hearts are opened to the transforming love of our God. Let our attentiveness to the sacred word be a sign of our praise and gratitude to God for sending the Lord Jesus to be our redeemer and friend.

Questions of the week
Question for Children:
God fills us with love.
This week, how will you show your family----your mom, dad, brothers, sisters, grandparents, cousins — that you love them as God loves them?

Question for Youth:
When Jesus left the world, He sent the Holy Spirit to be with us.
Have you ever given something important to someone else as a sign of your love for them?
Have you ever experienced the Holy Spirit as a similar gift to you?

Question for Adults:
Today we celebrate the relationship of love among the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
In what similar community of love do you live?

Bulletin Bites
“Everything the Father has is mine….” John 16:12-15

We live in a world in which the spirit of competition is so strong that it is difficult for some people to acknowledge that they are not solely responsible for their achievements. We can be very presumptuous. Yet the manner in which we speak the words and phrases we use, our tone and dialect, come from the people who raise us, or from teachers who help us learn another way. People who are successful in business or sports owe much to the teachers, coaches, teammates, supervisors and co-workers who helped them on their journey to success.

The intimate, albeit mysterious, union of the Three Persons of the Holy Trinity, and our union with Jesus, is reflected in the words of Jesus, “Everything the Father has is mine, for this reason I told you He will take from what is mine and declare it to you.” Do we demonstrate in the way we live that everything we have comes from God, belongs to God, and is intended to be used for ourselves and for others? Does our life reflect our gratitude to our Triune God for all that we have, are, and ever will be?

Summer Expressions

Ponder the daily activities surrounding a vocation as a priest, and as either a father or mother to a family. Pray that each may faithfully honor his or her vows/roles, accept responsibility, reflect love, and serve with a willingness to respond as called and needed.