Want to Get ready for Sunday Mass?

By Fr. Mike Boutin - June 1, 2009

Next Sunday, June 7th, is the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity: . Here's what Catholics teach about the Trinity:

And in case you need a laugh today, and want to see how confusing the Trinity can be, watch this YouTube segment from the movie, Nuns on the Run:

The liturgical season is now Ordinary Time: not as in contrast to "extraordinary" time, since all time in Christ is extraordinary. Instead, we call it Ordinary Time, because the Sundays are "counted" (think ordinal numbers). The color for Ordinary Time is green, but the first two Sundays of Ordinary Time are special solemnities (Trinity on 6/7 and Body and Blood of Christ on 6/14) , and so the liturgical color is white or gold. The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity always comes on the Sunday after Pentecost, because it is with the Pentecost that "the Holy Spirit came in transforming power upon the disciples, and the life of faith that we know began: Jesus is no longer visible to our eyes, but he is present among us in wonderful ways through the power of the Holy Spirit." (p. 214, Sourcebook, 2009

Here are the readings for next Sunday:
Here are a few good sites for exegesis (an explanation of what the Biblical texts are trying to say):

Preachers, any good homily starters for Trinity Sunday, besides the shamrock? How do you get ready? Share your thoughts and suggestions on our discussion board:

General Liturgical Resources:
cf Living Liturgy 2009

Companion to the Calendar:

General Preaching Links:

General Exegetical Links:
Preaching the Lectionary
Jerome Biblical Commentary:
St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology
General Intercessions (Prayers of the Faithful)
Here are some general principles:
Good examples of intercessions for Trinity Sunday:
Here's some interesting examples of Trinity Sunday homilies (from all three years of readings) and preaching blogs worth exploring:,2008.pdf

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