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Catholic Church / Pacoima, CA

Look with Eyes of Faith

Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

“O Lord our God, how wonderful your name in all the earth!” Psalm 8:2

Have you ever paused on a clear night to look up at the stars, or taken time to notice the splendor of spring flowers, the changing colors of the autumn leaves, or the still beauty of a snow-covered landscape? Such moments of quiet reflection may lead us to a powerful sense of wonder. The same God who created the stars, flowers, trees, and snow created each of us. In sensing God’s presence in the beauty that surrounds us, we may be filled with awe in perceiving what cannot be seen. Moments of wonder and awe may take us by surprise. It may be invisible, yet in these moments we see the hand of God.

Not only in the beauty of God’s creation do we sense the presence of the Lord. In times of prayer, especially the celebration of the Eucharist, we are strengthened in faith to be assured of the mystery of the triune God. The Holy Spirit guides us to the truth—the truth of who God is and who we are in God’s sight. Even in times of great trial, we endure and find hope in the mystery of Christ’s love—Jesus, who gave his life for us on the cross and who rose in glory is with us in times of wonder and in moments of difficulty. We see the love of God in the acts of love of others and when we act as Christ’s people in service and care for others. We grow in the capacity to see with the eyes of faith, eyes that recognize God’s grace and are ready to respond by sharing the love of God, Father, Son, and Spirit, in the world.

Readings for the Week

Monday: 1 Kgs 21:1-16; Ps 5:2-3ab, 4b-7; Mt 5:38-42
Tuesday: 1 Kgs 21:17-29; Ps 51:3-6ab, 11, 16; Mt 5:43-48
Wednesday: 2 Kgs 2:1, 6-14; Ps 31:20, 21, 24; Mt 6:1-6, 16-18
Thursday: Sir 48:1-14; Ps 97:1-7; Mt 6:7-15
Friday: 2 Kgs 11:1-4, 9-18, 20; Ps 132:11-14, 17-18; Mt 6:19-23
Saturday: 2 Chr 24:17-25; Ps 89:4-5, 29-34; Mt 6:24-34
Sunday: Gn 14:18-20; Ps 110:1-4; 1 Cor 11:23-26; Lk 9:11b-17

Saints & Special Observances

Sunday: The Most Holy Trinity
Monday: Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time; St. Anthony of Padua
Tuesday: Flag Day
Saturday: Blessed Virgin Mary

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