Weekly Bulletin w/b 20th June. Third Sunday after Trinity.

Almighty God, you have broken the tyranny of sin and sent the Spirit of your Son into our hearts whereby we call you Father: give us grace to dedicate our freedom to your service, that we and all creation may be brought to the glorious liberty of the children of God; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

Readings at Mass

1st reading. Job 38:1-11

God, who is the origin of life and of all created things, has mastery and control over them all. All things are in his hands.

2nd Reading. 2 Corinthians 6:1-13

Despite the trials and tribulations that he undergoes and the storms of life that assail him, Paul’s faith in Christ remains constant.

Gospel. St Mark 4: 35-end

In the Bible the sea, the wind and the storm are seen as forces of evil and chaos which only God can control. The storm is also symbolic of the trials and hardships the faithful suffer. By stilling the storm Jesus reveals his Divine identity and reassures the disciples of his constant presence with them throughout all-and this presence conveys God’s peace.

Reflection. Faith tested

My faith is tested many times each day,

and more times than I’d like to confess

I’m unable to keep the banner of faith aloft.

If a promise is not kept, or if a secret is betrayed,

or if I experience long-lasting pain,

I begin to doubt God and God’s love.

I fall into the chasm of disbelief and I cry out in despair.

But then the Spirit lifts me up again,

and once more I am secured in faith.

I don’t know how that happens,

save when I cry out earnestly I am answered immediately

and am returned to faithfulness.

I am once again filled with Spirit

and firmly planted on solid ground.

(Maya Angelou: Won’t Take Nothing for My Journey Now)

Mass at St Gabriel’s

Solemn Mass every Sunday at 9.30am and Mass every Wednesday at 10am. Please let Keith Rogers know – tel 578097; email keithincockett@gmail.com – if you wish to attend. Many thanks.