The Most Holy Trinity Year B


Every year, on the first Sunday after Pentecost, we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity. This is the central mystery of our faith—our God, one in three persons, in whose name we were all welcomed at our baptism.

In the first reading, Moses reminds the people of everything God has done for them in releasing them from slavery in Egypt. All they and we are asked to do in return for the prosperity and eternal life God offers is obey the commandments.

In a similar vein, the Psalmist rejoices in the gifts God gives to all his chosen people. We are reminded particularly of the gifts of creation, protection from want and evil, and God’s faithful love.

In the second reading, St. Paul speaks of the Spirit, which makes us all children of God. We, like Jesus, can call God our Father and share in his glory through this gift of the Spirit.

In the Gospel , we witness the risen Jesus entrusting the disciples with a mission of profound significance-to baptize people throughout the world in the name of the Trinity. In this moment, he reassures them, and us, of his unwavering presence, a comforting reminder that he remains with us, guiding and supporting us, always.

This week, we pray that we will be filled with God’s Spirit and ready to share the Trinity’s message of love with the people we meet.

Joy and peace.