Family Prayer – Week by Week

Trinity Sunday – Year A 7 June 2020

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“God sent his Son to save the world through him.”

Something to Think About

Trinity Sunday celebrates the Mystery of God. Who is God and what is God like?
We believe that there is one God, who is Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
God is a mystery that we cannot fully explain. What are your favourite images of God?

The Story

In today’s Gospel John speaks of God’s great immeasurable love and the saving action of
Jesus. Jesus explains to a man called Nicodemus that out of God’s great love for the world
God gave Jesus to us.

The Scriptures

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to John 3:16-17
Jesus told Nicodemus:
“God loved the people of this world so much that he gave his only Son,
so that everyone who has faith in him will have eternal life and never die.

God did not send his Son into the world to condemn its people.
He sent him to save them!”

The Gospel of the Lord. Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

Family Discussion

Trinity is a word that means ‘made up of three’, and today we celebrate the Most Holy Trinity that honours our understanding of three persons in one God.

Who are the three persons that make up the Trinity?

Whenever we make the Sign of the Cross, we are remembering that we believe in the Holy Trinity: one God who is three Persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. At their Baptism, Christians are baptised in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

Have a look at photos or videos from family baptisms.

Make the sign of the cross on each other’s forehead to remember your Baptism.

Family Activity

Traditionally St Patrick was said to use the shamrock (three-leaf clover) to explain the Trinity as God who is three in one.

Go for a walk or drive to your local park and go on a shamrock hunt. When you have found some, talk about how it is through the Trinity – the Father, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit – that we come to know God.