Livonia, Michigan

Faith Formation News

Hello Families!

Make sure to mark Vacation Bible School on your calendars, June 26-June 30! You can pick up a registration from the back of church or download it from the website. We still can need adult and high school volunteers to help us out, please call the Faith Formation office if you or your teen are available. This week we return to the liturgical season of Ordinary Time. This Sunday and next, however, are designated as solemnities – special days that call our attention to central mysteries of our faith. Today on Trinity Sunday we celebrate the mystery of the Holy Trinity, one God in three persons. In the context of today’s focus on the mystery of the Holy Trinity, the reading calls our attention to the action of God, who reveals himself in three persons: God the Father, Jesus the Son, and the Holy Spirit. God the Father, out of love for the world, sent his Son into the world in order to save it. Through the death and resurrection of the Son, we have been given the gift of the Holy Spirit. As three persons, God acts always as a God of love; he does not condemn the world but acts to save it. The Gospel also calls attention to the response that is required of us. God’s love for us calls us to respond in faith by professing our belief in God’s son, Jesus, and the salvation that he has won for us. This profession of faith is a sign of the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives.

Take Time to Chat – Which member of the Trinity do you typically turn to the most? Why? Why did God send Jesus, his Son, into the world? How does a family mirror the Trinity? How can your family learn to grow in holiness together?

Liturgy Link – We honor the Trinity when we make the sign of the cross. When do we make the sign of the cross at Mass?

Family Challenge– St. Therese found little ways to sacrifice to show love. This week, find one thing to sacrifice to show love for another.

Family PrayerGod, our Father, through the holy sacrament of marriage, you have blessed us and bestowed on us the gift of families in different shapes and sizes. You created the family to be the image of the love and unity revealed to us in the Blessed Trinity. We commit ourselves to model that love and unity in our daily lives and in all our relationships. Guide us on our journey as we read and reflect on your holy word. By your word, we are transformed, so that, by our witness, we may become leaven for the transformation of the world. May the Holy Spirit, who dwells within us through our Baptism, shine through our interactions within our family and through our encounters with others. May all families within our parish become hearers and followers of the word, so that our parish family might mirror the love and unity of you, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever, Amen.

Partners in Faith,
Phyllis Chudzinski