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The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

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Romans 11, 33-36; Matthew 28, 18-20

Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

The Lord commands Holy Mother Church, by virtue of her universality, to preach the Gospel to all nations. This is called the "missionary mandate".

"Having been divinely sent to the nations that she might be 'the universal sacrament of salvation,' the Church, in obedience to the command of her founder and because it is demanded by her own essential universality, strives to preach the Gospel to all men': (Ad Gentes 1; cf. Mt 16:15) 'Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you; and Lo, I am with you always, until the close of the age.' (Mt 28: 19-20) (CCC 849)

(For further reading on today's Gospel see also CCC 2, 1223, 1276, 189, 232, 1122, 2156, 80, 2743)

I look forward to meeting you here again next week as, together, we "meet Christ in the liturgy", Father Cusick

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