"> Pastor’s Corner – Prince of Peace

Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

Dear Friends,

“Today we contemplate the Most Holy Trinity as Jesus introduced us to it. He revealed to us that God is love “not in the oneness of a single Person, but in the Trinity of one substance” (Preface). He is the Creator and merciful Father; he is the Only-Begotten Son, eternal Wisdom incarnate, who died and rose for us; he is the Holy Spirit who moves all things, cosmos and history, toward their final, full recapitulation. Three Persons who are one God because the Father is love, the Son is love, the Spirit is love. God is wholly and only love, the purest, infinite and eternal love. He does not live in splendid solitude but rather is an inexhaustible source of life that is ceaselessly given and communicated. To a certain source of life that is ceaselessly given and communicated. To a certain extent we can perceive this by observing both the macro-universe: our earth, the planets, the stars, the galaxies; and the micro-universe: cells, atoms, elementary particles. The “name” of the Blessed Trinity is, in a certain sense, imprinted upon all things because all that exists, down to the last particle, is in relation; in this way we catch a glimpse of God as relationship and ultimately, Creator love. All things derive from love, aspire to love and move impelled by love, though naturally with varying degrees of awareness and freedom. “O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!” (Ps 8:1) the psalmist exclaims. In speaking of the “name” the Bible refers to God himself, his truest identity. It is an identity that shines upon the whole of Creation, in which all beings for the very fact that they exist and because of the “fabric” of which they are made point to a transcendent Principle, to eternal and infinite Life which is given, in a word, to love. “In him we live and move and have our being”, St. Paul said at the Areopagus of Athens (Acts 17:28). The strongest proof that we are made in the image of the Trinity is this: love alone makes us happy because we live in a relationship, and we live to love and to be loved. Borrowing an analogy from biology, we could say that imprinted upon his “genome” the human being bears a profound mark of the Trinity, of God as Love.”

Fr. Jonathan P. Sawicki, Pastor

Parish Picnic

The planning for our annual Parish Picnic (July 16th at Cibort Park, Bressler) is well underway. I would like to thank all of our parishioners who have stepped forward to assist in leadership and service. Or next Picnic Meeting will be on Monday, June 26 at 6:00 pm in the GYM of our Parish Center. All are invited to attend.

Our picnic has a twofold importance: it is a community builder as well as a fundraiser. Many people commented on the great turnout of people last year, and of course we hope to continue to get the word out to bring more people to our annual picnic. Naturally for the fundraiser side of our picnic, keeping our cost under control is key to a healthy profit, but this year we are also going to ask for business sponsors for our picnic. Many of our places of employment have a budget for advertising, if you are able to assist us with sponsorships, we will be very grateful as it will help us have an even greater success.

We need your help and your support: Please be sure to provide your time and talents. There are volunteer sheets in the back of church.

Thank you for purchasing/selling the raffle tickets for the cash raffle! The raffle tickets have been mailed to our households – please return them as soon as possible – place the return tickets in the Sunday collection basket or drop them off at the parish office.

The basket raffle is being organized – please consider assisting with this endeavor. Gift cards are being accepted or put together a gift basket to raffle off at the picnic.

Bakers: Get your recipe box out. We need LOTS of those delicacies for which our parish is famous for something sweet after that delicious lamb.

As I said, please mark your calendars for the weekend of July 16th -All hands on deck! Let’s have a great picnic this July 16th.