Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

 

In the Catholic Church it is officially known as the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity. Prior to the reforms of the Second Vatican Council, it marked the end of a three-week period when church weddings were forbidden. The period began on Rogation Sunday, the fifth Sunday after Easter. Trinity Sunday was established as a Double of the Second Class by Pope John XXII to celebrate the Trinity.[9] It was raised to the dignity of a Double of the First Class by Pope Pius X on 24 July 1911. During the Middle Ages, especially during the Carolingian period, devotion to the Blessed Trinity was a highly important feature of private devotion and inspired several liturgical expressions.[7] The currently prescribed liturgical color is white.

The Thursday after Trinity Sunday is observed as the Feast of Corpus Christi. In some countries, including the United States, Canada, and Spain, it may be celebrated on the following Sunday, when parishioners are more likely to attend Mass and be able to celebrate the feast.

Holy Trinity

 


Monetary Donations to assist the People of Fort McMurray

 

If people wish to make donations to assist the people of Fort McMurray due to the wild fire, they may do so through their local parish.  The money is then to be sent to to the Chancery (like a special collection) and we will direct it to the St. Paul Diocese for distribution and use.  Tax receipts are to be issued by the parish where the donation is made.

 

Donations of articles etc. should be done through the Thunder Bay collection effort at 822 Hilldale Road here in Thunder Bay.


Latest news on Physician Assisted Death

 

On February 6, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada unanimously overturned a legal ban on doctor-assisted suicide.  On April 14, 2016, the federal government introduced legislation (Bill C-14) that, if passed, will amend the Criminal Code to make Euthanasia/assisted suicide legal in Canada.  Legislation is expected to be in place by June 2016.   The entire pdf newsletter is downloadable here.  This document is produced by Canadians for Conscience