The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, Year C

Happy Feast Day to one and all!

Through the centuries people have tied themselves in knots as they have tried to explain this mystery without straying into one or another heresy. I don’t think that I will succeed where so many gift theologians before me have failed, so let me simply say that for me, the essence of Trinity is community. God, who is love, could not be love without creating, giving life, and expressing that love and creativity in a communitarian manner. Our own living out of our faith is somewhat hollowed out if it doesn’t include within it some form of community. This is why I think it is important that we take as many opportunities to connect with each other in the faith community as is possible.

A development in this regard is the conversion of the parish Young Adult Prayer Group into the Holy Trinity Connect Group. This came about after we realised that the group was broader and more inclusive than just a group for young adults. The group, as its name suggests, exists to help people form community, to connect to each other and to the bigger community of the Church. They will continue to pray, to study, to socialise, and to serve in various ways, just as they have always. It is my hope that connect group is just the first of many in the parish.


This Trinity Sunday we are given the opportunity to come together and celebrate as a community. Current and past members of the Schola Cantorum will lead Morning Prayer at 09h00, followed by a festive Mass at 09h30 to mark the parish patronal feast day. The musical setting of the Mass will be the Mass of the Most Holy Trinity, written in 2012 by Director of Music, Cameron Upchurch, specifically for our parish community. The Mass will conclude with the singing of the Te Deum, that great hymn of praise and thanksgiving. We invite you warmly to join us in song and prayer this Sunday.

Fr Bruce Botha, SJ