Dear brothers and sisters in Jesus Christ.
This Sunday we celebrate the solemnity of the “Holy Trinity” the greatest and deepest mystery of our faith, and only by our faith can we understand it. Today we will adore our God, who is Father, Son and Holy Spirit. One God in three Persons, in the name of which we have been baptized. By the grace of Baptism we are called to share in the life of the Holy Trinity. Through Baptism we have been made participants in divine life, becoming children of God the Father, brothers in Christ and temples of the Holy Spirit. In Baptism our Christian life began, receiving the vocation to holiness. Baptism makes us belong to the One who is the Holy One par excellence, the “thrice holy” (Is 6:3). I ask that with profound gratitude for the benevolent plan of our God, who has called us to participate in his life of love, we adore and praise him today and always. “Blessed be God the Father, and his only Son, and the Holy Spirit, for he has had mercy on us.”
Today this Sunday June 4, we celebrate with great joy our 60th anniversary of foundation, our Bishop will honor us with his presence and several of the priests who have passed through here will come to concelebrate and celebrate this feast with us. I am very grateful to everyone who has collaborated to make this party a success, especially Richard and Clarissa Sacra and the entire work team that made everything very well organized; after the Holy Mass at 12:00, we will have a small reception in Hanan Hall, we will also have space to enjoy outside the hall, I hope that this is a parish celebration and that our Bishop sees that we are a community that celebrates and walks with faith together to their shepherds. I thank Father Keith O’hare, for agreeing to preach at this solemn mass, I know that many still have very beautiful memories of his time in our parish.
Next weekend is the solemnity of Corpus Christi, a day to adore Jesus in the Eucharist. We will have the Eucharistic procession on Saturday June 10, we will celebrate the bilingual mass at 5:00 pm and then we will have the Eucharistic procession through the neighborhood; the altars will be prepared by some families of the parish, we will not have a 7:00 pm mass so we will have more time for the procession. I invite everyone to participate. Don’t miss it and together let’s pray for the intentions of our diocese and our parish.
Finally, I invite everyone to pray and give thanks to God for the gift of the priesthood, yesterday (Saturday June 3rd) our Bishop ordained 8 new priests for our diocese, and last Saturday May 27th one more in Rome, in total they are 9 more priests who will continue distributing the sacraments to the people of God, this fills me with great joy and great hope because it means that we are on the right track, and vocations are flourishing. Blessed be God for these new priests who are beginning this great adventure of love for Jesus and his Church.
I wish you all a happy week. I have you in my prayers.