Sunday 26th May

Parish Mass for the Feast of the Holy Trinity

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Almighty and everlasting God, you have given us your servants grace, by the

confession of a true faith, to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity and

in the power of the divine majesty to worship the Unity: keep us steadfast in

this faith, that we may evermore be defended from all adversities; through

Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity

of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.



Isaiah 6: 1-8

In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lofty, and the hem of his robe filled the temple. Seraphs were in attendance above him; each had six wings: with two they covered their faces, and with two they covered their feet, and with two they flew. And one called to another and said,

“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord  of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory.”

The pivots on the thresholds shook at the voices of those who called, and the house filled with smoke. And I said, “Woe is me! I am lost, for I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, yet my eyes have seen the King, the Lord  of hosts!”

Then one of the seraphs flew to me, holding a live coal that had been taken from the altar with a pair of tongs. The seraph touched my mouth with it and said, “Now that this has touched your lips, your guilt has departed and your sin is blotted out.” Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I; send me!”


John 3: 1-17

Now there was a Pharisee named Nicodemus, a leader of

the Jews. He came to Jesus by night and said to him,

“Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come

from God, for no one can do these signs that you do unless

God is with that person.” Jesus answered him, “Very truly, I

tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God without being

born from above.” Nicodemus said to him, “How can anyone

be born after having grown old? Can one enter a second

time into the mother’s womb and be born?” Jesus

answered, “Very truly, I tell you, no one can enter the

kingdom of God without being born of water and Spirit.

What is born of the flesh is flesh, and what is born of the

Spirit is spirit. Do not be astonished that I said to you, ‘You

must be born from above.’ The wind blows where it

chooses, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know

where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone

who is born of the Spirit.” Nicodemus said to him, “How can

these things be?” Jesus answered him, “Are you the teacher

of Israel, and yet you do not understand these things?

“Very truly, I tell you, we speak of what we know and testify to what we have seen, yet you do not receive our testimony. If I have told you about earthly things and you do not believe, how can you believe if I tell you about heavenly things? No one has ascended into heaven except the one who descended from heaven, the Son of Man. And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him may have eternal life.

“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.

“Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world but in order that the world might be saved through him.

Post Communion Prayer

Almighty and eternal God, you have revealed yourself as Father, Son and

Holy Spirit, and live and reign in the perfect unity of love: hold us firm in this

faith, that we may know you in all your ways and evermore rejoice in your

eternal glory, who are three Persons yet one God, now and for ever.