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may, 2021

30may11:00 am1:00 pmMass for the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

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Mass for the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity and Eucharistic Rosary Procession

Schedule and Prayer Opportunities at Champion Shrine on Trinity Sunday – onsite and remotely

10 AM Confession – onsite, Apparition Chapel

11 AM Mass for the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity onsite, Mother of Mercy Hall; remote participation through livestream: www.championshrine.org/live-streaming-mass

12:30 PM Outdoor Eucharistic Rosary Procession- onsite, begin at outside of Apparition Chapel , process at Rosary Path, end at Apparition Chapel

12:50 PM – 3 PM Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament with Adoration, onsite at Apparition Chapel

2 PM Confession, onsite, in Apparition Chapel

2-3 PM: Fatima Holy Hour onsite, at Apparition Chapel

3 PM Divine Mercy Chaplet – onsite, at Apparition Chapel

6:30 PM; Champion Shrine Sunday Rosary for Families, prayer onsite, in Apparition Chapel or remotely, by livestream at www.championshrine.org/livestream-rosary

Grounds, including all grottoes and devotionals, exterior pathways on site, Apparition Chapel (upper level) and Apparition Oratory (lower level) are open daily, 7 AM until 7 PM, 365 days a year

Gift Shop and Cafe Hours on Sunday: 12:30 PM-4 PM, Monday-Saturday 9 AM-4PM

Welcome -History Center Hours: 9 AM until 4 PM daily

About Trinity Sunday

The dogma of faith which forms the object of the feast is this: There is one God and in this one God there are three Divine Persons; the Father is God, the Son is God, the Holy Spirit is God. Yet there are not three Gods, but one, eternal, incomprehensible God! The Father is not more God than the Son, neither is the Son more God than the Holy Spirit. The Father is the first Divine Person; the Son is the second Divine Person, begotten from the nature of the Father from eternity; the Holy Spirit is the third Divine Person, proceeding from the Father and the Son. No mortal can fully fathom this sublime truth. But I submit humbly and say: Lord, I believe, help my weak faith.

Why is this feast celebrated at this particular time? It may be interpreted as a finale to all the preceding feasts. All three Persons contributed to and shared in the work of redemption. The Father sent His Son to earth, for “God so loved the world as to give His only-begotten Son.” The Father called us to the faith. The Son, our Savior Jesus Christ, became man and died for us. He redeemed us and made us children of God. He ever remains the liturgist par excellence to whom we are united in all sacred functions. After Christ’s ascension the Holy Spirit, however, became our Teacher, our Leader, our Guide, our Consoler. On solemn occasions a thanksgiving Te Deum rises spontaneously from Christian hearts.

The feast of the Most Holy Trinity may well be regarded as the Church’s Te Deum of gratitude over all the blessings of the Christmas and Easter seasons; for this mystery is a synthesis of Christmas, Epiphany, Easter, Ascension and Pentecost. This feast, which falls on the first Sunday after Pentecost, should make us mindful that actually every Sunday is devoted to the honor of the Most Holy Trinity, that every Sunday is sanctified and consecrated to the triune God. Sunday after Sunday we should recall in a spirit of gratitude the gifts which the Blessed Trinity is bestowing upon us. The Father created and predestined us; on the first day of the week He began the work of creation. The Son redeemed us; Sunday is the “Day of the Lord,” the day of His resurrection. The Holy Spirit sanctified us, made us His temple; on Sunday the Holy Spirit descended upon the infant Church. Sunday, therefore, is the day of the Most Holy Trinity.

Excerpted from The Church’s Year of Grace, Pius Parsch

Symbols of the Trinity: Equilateral Triange; Circle of Eternity; Three interwoven Circles; Triangle in Circle; Circle within Triangle; Interwoven Circle and Triangle; Two Triangles interwoven in shape of Star of David; Two Triangles in shape of Star of David interwoven with Circle; Trefoil; Trefoil and Triangle; Trefoil with points; Triquetra; Triquetra and circle; Shield of the Holy Trinity; Three Fishes linked together in shape of a triangle; Cross and Triangle overlapping; Fleur de Lys; St. Patrick’s Shamrock.

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