News from St Mary the Virgin, Kenton on Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th May 2021: The Most Holy Trinity
Many learned scholars have tried to explain the Mystery of The Holy Trinity – so we will not attempt to do so in a few paragraphs! What we can say is that “a mystery is a truth of our faith that is something we can explore, but never fully understand” (from this week's Sunday Message). What we celebrate this weekend, in the Feast of The Holy Trinity is God in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit – and we remind ourselves of this every time we come to church, when we make the sign of the cross, as we enter the building and take some holy water; as we begin Mass or commence the Divine Office; as we prepare for the Sacrament of Reconciliation; as we light a votive candle in front of a shrine or statue: “In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of The Holy Spirit”. And as the Good News from Matthew's Gospel reminds us on Sunday, this is also the invocation that Jesus commanded his disciples to use: “Go therefore, make disciples of all the nations; baptise them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit”. It is a commission for us too!
Whilst many of us will have enjoyed greater freedoms in the past few weeks as some of the Covid restrictions have eased, we must be aware that there are still strict regulations which prevent us from getting back to “normal”. It is still not possible to join in communal singing indoors and we still have to keep service length to an absolute minimum, and all our previous Covid restrictions “face – hands – space – and now – fresh air” are all still appropriate to keep the risk of transmission as low as possible, despite the Indian variant which is still widely prevalent in this part of North West London.
The first Mass of Sunday will be at 6.00pm on Saturday 29th May. Parish Mass at 10.30am on Sunday 30th May.
Please note that there will be no public services on Bank Holiday Monday, 31st May. Enjoy the sunshine that we have been promised and by all means take some time to pray in the quietness of your own heart: “In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen”.