REACHING OUT 7TH JULY, 2019
The Holy Trinity
Perhaps the deepest, the most profound of all mysteries is the mystery of the Trinity. 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 the same divine nature.
Even though 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.
HOLY SPIRIT CATHEDRAL – SUNDAY YOUTH MASS
By the Grace of God, we are launching the Youth Mass for the Cathedral today. We are hoping that this arrangement will become a permanent feature of our Liturgical life. We encourage all young people to be part of this Holy Mass every Sunday at 8:00a.m.
WHO QUALIFIES TO ATTEND?
All who are in Junior High School (J.H.S.) or from 12 years up to 35 years who are not married are expected to be there. All who are below 12 years are expected to be at the Children’s Liturgy (Sunday school) and all who are married or above 35 years are encouraged to be in the main church.
OBJECTIVES FOR YOUTH MASS:
- To have all the youth within that age category to be together for the purpose of solidarity.
- To be able to encourage them to identify their special gifts so as to be of service to the church more readily within the scope of their celebration of the Holy Mass.
- To enable the Cathedral Administration to give them better focus in the area of well-tailored formation programmes to meet their peculiar needs.
- To empower them and strengthen their solidarity
- To build a strong and vibrant youth apostolate for the good of church and country.
May God bless and fulfil everyone of our intentions according to his will for the good of all his children. Amen!
For further enquiries and clarification, please contact the Youth Leaders or the Cathedral Administration. Thank you!
BIO DATA OF PARISHIONERS:
We humbly bring to your attention that the bio data registration of all parishioners is on-going. Information concerning parishioners will be captured on our new software with details of all registered parishioners. This exercise continues at the Parish Office from Monday – Friday during working hours. Please be informed accordingly and cooperate with the process. Thank you.
Please be reminded that infant baptism takes place every first Saturday of the month at 7.00 a.m. The parents, god-parents and the child are requested to be in full attendance for the instructions before the baptism.
Instructions Day: Every last Sunday of the month at 4.00 p.m.
Please be reminded again that it is mandatory to come for the instructions before the baptism.
At least one of the parents of the child should be a Catholic and the godparent should be a practicing catholic. The Stole fee for Baptism is GH¢10.00 and additional GH¢5.00 for the Baptism Card. The total is GH¢15.00.
Catechism Classes: Catechism Classes is on-going!!! All interested persons should register with any of the Catechists or with the Parish Secretary during working hours.
Hour of Grace: The next Hour of Grace falls on Friday 8th June, 2018 – The Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. There will be blessing of Water and other Sacramentals. Please bring your petitions on sheets of paper. Come along with a relation or friend.