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From The Pastor's Desk - June 17, 2011

Dear Parishioners,
Today we celebrate Holy Trinity Sunday, a day on which we contemplate the mystery that God is one God in three persons. It is the most fundamental truth that Christ has revealed to us. This is emphasized in the Catechism of the Catholic Church: The mystery of the Most Holy Trinity is the central mystery of Christian faith and life. It is the mystery of God in himself. It is therefore the source of all the other mysteries of faith, the light that enlightens them. It is the most fundamental and essential teaching in the "hierarchy of the truths of faith." The whole history of salvation is identical with the history of the way and the means by which the one true God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, reveals himself to men "and reconciles and unites with himself those who turn away from sin."
This is so because, while we and all creation are totally distinct and different in nature from God, all that God has created is a reflection of Him, especially of his goodness, beauty, and love. In terms of human beings, we know from the Book of Genesis in the Bible that we have been created in the image and likeness of God, a dignity that we alone have of all the creatures on the face of the earth. As a Trinity of Persons the Father, Son and Holy Spirit love one another with an eternal, infinite self-giving love. God is fundamentally Love Itself; therefore, if we are truly to be like God and live according to his Image, all of our actions in thought, word, and deed are to be ones of love. So, while the mystery of the Trinity can never be put into totally adequate words, we know that Christ has revealed to us that God is love and therefore we are to be love, living his greatest commandment of all: to love God with all that we are and to love our neighbors as ourselves.

Also, as we celebrate Father’s Day today, I wish all of the dads in our parish a happy day. May God our Father, in whom all love as its origin, make all of our fathers truly like Him. May all fathers be the origin of love in their families, loving their wives and children with a love like that of God the Father: a totally selfless and self-giving love. Enjoy your day, dads!

Have a wonderful week.

God bless, Father Gutowski


This Week

Prayer Intention for the Week
For the sick: Joyce Cockerill, Kathy Ewing, Harriet Green, Ted Riha, Duane Poser, Sally Leyden, Chrissy Skinner, Jerry Martin, Dorothy Foged.

ACTIVITIES IN THE PARISH
Sat., Dec. 9, Springfielder at Heart Dinner
Sun., Dec. 10, Christmas Open House 3 – 5 p.m.
Wed., Dec. 13, RE, 6:15 P.M.