June 6-7, 2020
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Today we contemplate the very nature of God – Three in One – The Most Holy Trinity. Try as we may our limited minds will never be able to explain or comprehend this mystery and yet, it is the simple reality of who God is and we are privileged to be drawn into the life of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. It is best for us to comprehend God as a family – a relationship of pure and infinite love.
Because of the death and resurrection of the Second Person, Jesus Christ, true God and true man, we have once again joined to the love the binds us to the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. As God is, therefore, we, too, must be.
During this month of June, we have a further model and example to follow in the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary. These feast days, June 19 and 20 respectively, are meant to overcome the coldness and self-centeredness that has overcome human hearts. We have forgotten that we are children of God and how much God loves us. The suffering Heart of Christ should reduce us to humble reliance upon the mercy of God rather than the assertion of our own convoluted will. We see first-hand how putting self-first disrupts and destroys the bonds of human love and respect and a grateful love of God. Our hearts should burn with love and commitment for God and others not be filled with the burning rage and anger that comes from the father of lies.
We reflect on the gentle and tender heart of Mary, who through every human trial, put Her confidence in God. Her heart burned with the desire of union with Her Son and Her Lord. So, too, should ours.
I would like to recognize and offer congratulations and blessings to the high school graduates and college students from our parish. In their young lives they, too, have experiences an unprecedented time of challenge and uncertainty. Their faith in God and understanding His purpose and design for their lives will bring them comfort, guidance, and direction for fruitful and happy lives.
And our parish family wishes to extend our congratulations to Father Joshua Livingston ordained to the Holy Priesthood on this Sunday, June 7th for service in the Diocese of Manchester, New Hampshire. Father Joshua is the son of Vincent and Roseanne Livingston. Our congratulations to his parents and siblings. May God who has begun the good work in him continue to bring it to fulfillment.