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A Holy Communion

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We have the twin tasks this weekend of celebrating both the feast of the Most Holy Trinity and a large number of our young people making their first Holy Communion in Kaiapoi.

Far from being a piece of remote and complex theology, the doctrine of the Trinity has an immediate influence on us when we remember that each one of us has been made in the image and likeness of God. Therefore, if God is a communion of love, a community in which each member expresses utterly  unencumbered love for the other, then we too are destined for this vocation of love. We are made to be in love.

It’s no coincidence that the word ‘communion’ should be used both in our understanding of the Holy Trinity, and of the reception of the Eucharist. Yes, Jesus left us the gift of his body and blood so that we could, even here on earth, have a foretaste of the heavenly banquet which awaits us when we reach our final destiny in the midst of the Holy Trinity.

This weekend is truly a cause for celebration !

Fr John

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