The Most Holy Trinity is the most profound mystery of all mysteries. The Church teaches us that although there is only one God, yet, somehow, there are three Persons in God. The Father is God, the Son is God, the Holy Spirit is God, yet we do not speak of three Gods, but only one God. They have the same nature, substance, and being.
We came to know this immense mystery
because Christ revealed it to us. Just before ascending He told them, “Go teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” (Matthew 28:19). We know that these Three are not just different ways of looking at one person. For at the Last Supper, Jesus told us, “I came forth from the Father.” So He is
different from the Father. But He also promised, “If I go, I will send Him [the Paraclete] to you… He will guide you to all truth” (John 16:28, 7, 13). So the Holy Spirit is also different.
Even though the Three Persons are One God, yet they are distinct: for the Father has no origin, He came from no one. But the Son is begotten, He comes from the Father alone. The Holy Spirit comes or proceeds from both the
Father and the Son. These different relations of origin tell us there are three distinct Persons, who have one and same divine nature.
Although everything the Three Persons do outside the Divine nature is done by all Three, yet it is suitable that we attribute some works specially to one or the other Person. So we speak of the Father especially as the power of
creation, of the Son as the wisdom of the Father, of the Holy Spirit as
goodness and sanctification.
The two doctrines of the Trinity and the Incarnation are the foundation of Christian life and worship. By becoming man, God the Son offered us a share in the inner life of the Trinity. By grace, we are brought into the perfect communion of life and love which is God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. This sharing in the life of the Trinity is meant to culminate in heaven, where we will see the three Persons face to face, united to them in unspeakable love. (EWTN)
Volunteering your time for River City Hospice cannot only help care for those who are ill, but it can also show mercy in a time where mercy is hard to find.
There are many aspects of volunteering through Hospice, from companionship support, caregiver relief, household helper, and other ways. For more information, contact John A. Martinez, Volunteer Coordinator, 945.7442 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
DAILY MASS (Emmanuel Chapel)*
|7:00 AM||Monday - Friday|
|12:05 PM||Monday - Saturday|
*First Friday Anointings in the Main Church
SUNDAY VIGIL MASS
Saturday Evening at 5:30 PM
|7:30 AM, 9:30 AM* and 12:30 PM|
|11:00 AM (En Español)|
|* Cathedral Sunday 9:30 AM Mass broadcast LIVE on KDF-TV on South Texas Cable Systems and KLUX Radio 89.5HD.|
HOLY DAYS OF OBLIGATION
|Vigil 5:30 PM|
|7:00 AM & 12:05 PM|
|7:30 AM & 11:30 AM||Monday - Friday|
|3:30 PM - 5:00 PM||Saturday|
Every Thursday after the 7:00 AM Mass until 5:30 PM in the Emmanuel Chapel. Benediction 5:20 - 5:30 PM.
Through this practice, we are invited to spend time alone with God in His real, physical form, and to bring to Jesus all our cares, concerns, prayers, hopes, and thoughts. We set aside a special time, a respite from our hectic modern lives, to create a personal space in which to meet our God.
“When you look at the Crucifix, you understand how much Jesus loved you then. When you look at the Sacred Heart Host you understand how much Jesus loves you now.”
This week, the Sanctuary Lamps are burning for:
|Blessed Sacrament Chapel||Priests|
|Emmanuel Chapel||Floyd & Anita Bandy|
* Adorers are needed to sit before the Blessed Sacrament and adore Jesus on Thursdays from 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM. Call the Parish Office at (361) 883.4213