Next week is the Vacation Bible School hosted at St. Joseph parish.  It runs from Monday through Friday from 5-7:30 pm each day.  It is a good opportunity for your kids to meet other kids and enjoy learning stories from the Bible.  Our pastoral region’s VBS at St. Peter’s will be July 15-19 and will take place in the morning.

This weekend is the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity.  It is a distinctly Christian belief.  While some religious truths can be known through use of reason, the Trinity is known to us only because God chose to reveal it.  God is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  It reminds me of a stanza from Robert Frost’s poem, Revelation: “But so with all from babes at play / at hide and seek  to God afar / All who hide to well away / Must speak and tell us where they are.”

Fr. Andy O’Neil with the Missionaries of the Precious Blood will be at the 4pm, 8am, and 10:30am Masses this weekend.  During his homily he will describe the work of his religious community, and a second collection at those Masses will support their ministry.

Fr. Ryan Ruiz will be with us this Thursday to give us a deeper understanding the gift of Holy Communion – St. Peter’s church at 7pm.  You see lay ministers at Mass.  Lay ministers are especially valuable in bringing Holy Communion to nursing homes, to the hospital, and to the homebound.  There is a real need for lay faithful to undertake this corporal work of mercy: visit the sick.

An Ecumenical group of Hamilton Christian communities will hold the Unity Picnic at Booker T. Washington next Saturday from 1-5pm.  The picnic includes lunch.  Entertainment usually includes singing from various church choirs.  If you go, you are sure to meet someone new.

What a joy to know, love, and serve the good God.