07Jun Presider’s Page for 7 June (Trinity Sunday)

Opening Comment
We reflect on the mystery of God on this Trinity Sunday. We gather to worship the One who creates, redeems and sanctifies, three persons, one God, without end. And we ask God to stay close to us and sustain us in these challenging times.

Penitential Rite
To prepare ourselves for this celebration, let us call to mind our sins (pause)

Lord Jesus, you have shown us the way to the Father:

Lord Jesus, you have given us the consolation of the truth:

Lord Jesus, you are the Good Shepherd, leading us into everlasting life….

Alternative Opening Prayer (from the ICEL Missal 1998, Year A)
Merciful and gracious Father,
you showed the fullness of your love
when you gave your only Son for our salvation
and sent down upon us the power of your Spirit.

Complete within us the work of your love,
that we who have communion in Christ
may come to share fully
the undying life he lives with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God for ever and ever.

Introduction to the Scripture Readings
Exodus 34:4-6, 8-9 — God is described in terms of tenderness and compassion, kindness and faithfulness.
2 Corinthians 13:11-13 — A plea by Paul for unity in the Church, in the grace of Jesus, the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit.
John 3:16-18 — Jesus came to show God’s love for the world: no one who believes will be condemned.

BIDDING PRAYERS

Introduction (by the Presider) Let us give glory to the great God, presenting our needs with trust and confidence.

  1. That there may be peace and justice for all in our world (we pray quietly for this). Lord, hear us.
  2. That we may fight racism and every kind of prejudice (we pray quietly for this). Lord, hear us.
  3. That the world may be rid of the scourge of the coronavirus (we pray quietly for this). Lord, hear us.
  4. That people suffering because of COVID-19 may be healed and consoled (we pray quietly for this). Lord, hear us.
  5. That those who served and protected us during the lockdown may be rewarded (we pray quietly for this). Lord, hear us
  6. That as restrictions ease, we may continue to protect ourselves and each other (we pray quietly for this). Lord, hear us.

The presider prays for the dead: For those we have lost to death (especially N & N), that they may give glory and praise to God for ever more (we pray quietly for this). Lord, hear us.

Conclusion (by the Presider) God of infinite mercy, hear the prayers of your people — who give praise for all the good things that come from you, in the Spirit, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

PRAYER OVER THE GIFTS
Lord our God,
sanctify the gifts of your servants
as we call upon your holy name
and by their power
make us an everlasting gift to you.
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord.

PREFACE (Trinity Sunday)
It is truly right and just,
our duty and our salvation,
always and everywhere to give you thanks,
holy Father, almighty and eternal God.

With your only-begotten Son and the Holy Spirit
you are one God, one Lord,
not in the unity of a single person
but in a Trinity of one nature.

All that you reveal of your glory
we believe also of your Son and of the Holy Spirit.

In confessing the true and eternal Godhead
we adore three distinct Persons,
one in being and equal in majesty.

And so, with angels and archangels,
with cherubim and seraphim,
we sing the unending hymn of your glory: Holy, Holy, Holy….

EUCHARISTIC PRAYER II (with interpolation for Sunday mornings)
Lord, you are holy indeed,
you are the fountain of all holiness.
In communion with the whole Church,
we have assembled on this day which you have made holy,
and, rejoicing that you have made us a new creation in your risen Son,
we pray:
Send down your Spirit upon these gifts to make them holy,
that they may become for us
the body + and blood of our Lord, Jesus Christ.

Before he was given up to death,
a death he freely accepted,
he took bread and gave you thanks;
he broke the bread,
gave it to his disciples, and said:
TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND EAT IT:
THIS IS MY BODY, WHICH WILL BE GIVEN UP FOR YOU.

When supper was ended, he took the cup;
again he gave you thanks,
gave the cup to his disciples, and said:
TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND DRINK FROM IT:
THIS IS THE CUP OF MY BLOOD,
THE BLOOD OF THE NEW AND EVERLASTING COVENANT.
IT WILL BE SHED FOR YOU AND FOR ALL,
SO THAT SINS MAY BE FORGIVEN.
DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME.

The mystery of faith…..

Remembering therefore his death and resurrection,
we offer you, Lord God,
this life-giving bread, this saving cup.
We thank you for counting us worthy
to stand in your presence and serve you.
We pray that all of us who share in the body and blood of Christ
may be gathered into one by the Holy Spirit.

Lord, remember your Church throughout the world:
perfect us in love
together with Francis our Pope and N. our Bishop,
with all bishops, priests, and deacons,
and all who minister to your people.

Remember our brothers and sisters
who have gone to their rest
in the sure hope of rising again;
bring them and all who have died in your mercy
into the light of your presence.

Have mercy on us all:
make us worthy to share eternal life,
with Mary, the virgin Mother of God,
with the apostles and with all the saints,
who have found favour with you throughout the ages;
in union with them
may we praise you and give you glory
through your Son, Jesus Christ.

Through him, with him, In him,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
all glory and honour is yours, almighty Father,
for ever and ever. AMEN.

PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION
Lord our God,
let our reception of this sacrament
and our worship of the ever blessed and undivided Trinity
bring us wholeness of mind and body.
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord.

SONGS AT MASS (Suggestions): All people that on earth do dwell’; ‘Immortal, invisible, God only wise’; ‘Holy God We Praise Thy Name’.


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