Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

The mystery of the Most Holy Trinity tells us that we do not have a solitary God up there in heaven, far away: no, He is the Father who gave us his Son, who became human like us, and who sends his own Spirit to be even closer to us.

Pope Francis 16 June 2019


Ex 34:4-6, 8-9:  The Lord God, ruler of all, merciful and loving.

Dan 3:52-56: Glory and Praise forever

2 Cor 13: 11-13: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

Alleluia, alleluia! Glory to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit: to God who is, who was, and who is to come. Alleluia.

Jn 3: 16-18: God sent his Son to save the world through him.


Considering Prayer

We frequently invoke the Holy Trinity in our prayer. For example:

We begin the Mass with the greeting: 

"The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.” Cor 13: 13   

We conclude the Mass making the Sign of the Cross in English or Māori

"In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen" 

"Ki te ingoa o te Matua, o te Tamaiti, o te Wairua Tapu, Amene"

On this solemnity of the most Holy Trinity take time to reflect on this amazing love.


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Prayer of the Faithful suggestions

Response: E te Ariki. Whakarongo mai rā kia mātou.

For the Church: that the unconditional love of the Trinity may strengthen and inspire each of us, deepen our love for one another, and help us to witness God’s love and mercy to others. E te Ariki …


For a new perspective in living: we may learn from the mutuality of the Trinity and make our relationships more life giving and of greater service to others. E te Ariki …


For our parish communities: that the life-giving love of the Trinity may flow through us so that we may be untiring in supporting the lonely, consoling the grieving, encouraging the struggling, and forgiving those who have injured us. E te Ariki …


Trinity song by Frank Anderson HERE

Be still for the presence of the Lord by David J. Evans HERE