The readings for this feast do not directly explain the doctrine of the Trinity as we have come to know it. Rather, they offer us glimpses into the nature of our Triune God. The psalm response suggests that our primary response to God should be one of praise for the love that God has for us.
The God who is beyond our comprehension is also the God who has saved us. We see this theme in both the first reading and the gospel. The covenant language in the reading from Exodus underscores God’s unfathomable goodness. God’s graciousness and mercy are not rewards for our fidelity. They are extended to us in our sinfulness. It is God’s saving grace that transforms us, not any merit on our part. In the gospel we are assured that Jesus was sent into the world to save it, not to condemn it.
The Trinitarian phrase found in the letter to the Corinthians is so expressive of the love that God has for us that it has been incorporated regularly into the liturgy. It declares that through his death and resurrection, Jesus has opened for us the treasury of divine grace. It also proclaims that the love of God has forged the bonds of community that unite us. Created in the image and after the likeness of this God, we are called to unity among ourselves. As incomprehensible as it may seem, it is primarily through the unity that we share that we will manifest the unity that exists in God.
© Dianne Bergant CSA
As Catholic’s, we all know that Joseph and Mary fled to Egypt when Jesus was born, in fear of persecution if they remained in Israel, therefore making them refugees. According to UNCHR, there are over 70 Million forcibly displaced persons in our world today, which is more than twice the population of Australia. Federal Parliamentary figures show that, on average, Australia provides a home for about 6,000 refugees a year. As you can see, this is a tiny amount on a world scale. This week I ask you to remember and pray for all the refugees, those who are making a new life in a country like Australia, and those who are still stuck in camps or places of refuge.
Last week we celebrated Reconciliation Week, for which we are creating a mosaic yarning circle in our Piazza. In direct contrast, this week in America we have witnessed the opposite to what we are trying to work towards here in Australia with Reconciliation Week. What I ask and pray for is that all Australians, every day, value and celebrate the unique differences of our Indigenous culture, and every culture that makes our country great. Let every one of us bravely be leaders in our world by truly demonstrating true Reconciliation.
CoVID-19 Update – Although our Government has lifted some restrictions earlier than expected, our school’s restrictions have remained the same. I will continue to keep you updated.
As mentioned previously. I will be participating in this year’s Vinnies Sleepout. At the moment I am 12th on the Launceston Leader board. This year the sleepout is to take place at our homes because of coronavirus precautions, so I will be sleeping out in my yard. Thank you for people who have already supported me by donating to Vinnies. Monies raised from this event goes to help local people in need. If you would like to help, please visit this link to sponsor me https://www.ceosleepout.org.au/sponsor?kw=shayne+kidd
The Sleepout is on Thursday June 18.
Have a great week and keep safe.
The children in 3/4 Morgan were asked to write about their experiences of the last few weeks in Lockdown. They were given a template to help plan and sequence their writing. Here are a couple we particularly enjoyed.
We have a number of students who have received 25 and 50 stickers in their sticker booklet. These stickers are given to students displaying positive and respectful behaviour in the playground.
They are a great role model for others. Well done!
A reminder that it is the Queen's Birthday public holiday on Monday the 8th of June. We hope you enjoy the long weekend, and look forward to seeing students back at school on Tuesday next week.