Pastoral Notes 31st May 2015

AN ENGLISH FEAST ?
“The Holy Trinity was especially honoured in England. St Thomas Becket (patron of our Northampton Diocese) having been ordained at Canterbury on the Octave Day of Pentecost (1161 AD), decreed that, in his diocese, the first Sunday of ordinary time would be dedicated to the Most Blessed Trinity and the feast was gradually extended to the whole Church” (From ‘Praying with St Thomas More’). One of the Church Councils proclaimed that, though more unlike than like the perfect Unity of the Trinity, yet there is some likeness in the Church, where many persons are made one in faith, hope and charity. Where we are aware that we are pilgrims in that work of unity, so we can fulfil the Lord’s call to bear one another’s burdens, aware of our struggles and also failings, helping each other along the road.