The readings for the Trinity Sunday for Year B (see below) affirm that we are members of God’s family and that God desires the whole world to be united into his relationship of love. The second reading tells us that we are truly God’s children. In the gospel Jesus tells his followers to baptize in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

Mass Readings for Trinity Sunday Year B

  • First ReadingDeuteronomy 4:32-34, 39-40: “This is why you must now know, and fix in your heart, that the LORD is God in the heavens above and on earth below, and that there is no other.”
  • Responsorial PsalmPsalm 33: “Blessed the people the Lord has chosen to be his own.”
  • Second ReadingRomans 8:14-17: “The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs, heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if only we suffer with him so that we may also be glorified with him.”
  • Gospel Matthew 28:16-20: “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.”

Themes for Trinity Sunday Year B

  • The relationship between Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
  • Lover, Beloved, and Love
  • Mutual indwelling
  • What the Trinity means to us

See the Homilies and Reflections section and the More Thoughts section for further expansion on these readings and some reflection questions for Trinity Sunday Year B.

Resources for Trinity Sunday Year B

What Is the Holy Trinity?

What does the mystery of the Trinity tell us? It tells us that God is relationship. In fact, God is such a perfect relationship in unity that God is truly one.

Where Is God? – Discussion and Reflection Questions

This reflection encourages youth to consider how they experience God’s presence in their lives.

You Are My Beloved – Discussion and Reflection Questions

Think about the Trinity. God the Father is the lover. God the Son is the beloved. And God the Holy Spirit is the love between them, a love which is so strong that it is it’s own person.

Homilies and Reflections for Trinity Sunday Year C

Trinity: MIA

From Fr. Richard Rohr. “Science affirms the Trinitarian intuition that the foundational nature of reality is relational; everything is in relationship with everything! … The mystery of Trinity is embedded as the code in everything that exists. If there is only one God and if there is one pattern to this God, then we can expect to find this same pattern everywhere else. Why was Trinity missing in action for so many centuries?” Continue reading.

The Mystery of the Trinity

In this week’s Encountering the Word reflection for the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, Jeff Cavins discusses how baptized Christians are children of the one true God, while sharing a little bit about the mystery of the Trinity.

The Trinity as Call to Action

From Bishop Robert Barron. “It’s often joked that Trinity Sunday is ‘the preacher’s nightmare.’ But while the Trinity can be viewed as the most arcane and inaccessible Christian doctrine, it’s also the most ordinary and obvious. Every Catholic invokes the Trinity whenever he crosses himself in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Moreover, every single baptized person has been baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Through baptism we’ve been sealed by the Trinity, brought within its dynamic, and sent out on mission.”

Family of Love

From Scott Hahn. “Last Sunday, we celebrated the sending of the Spirit, which sealed God’s new covenant and made a new creation. In this new creation, we live in the family of God, who has revealed himself as a Trinity of love.” Continue reading.

Praying with the Trinity

The Trinity is a beautiful mystery that cannot be fully explained or understood through human language, which makes it a challenge to communicate to children when we rely on words in our catechesis.

The Commission

From Loyola Press. “This week we return to the liturgical season of Ordinary Time. This Sunday and next Sunday, however, are designated as solemnities, special days that call our attention to the central mysteries of our faith.” Continue reading.

More Thoughts for Trinity Sunday Year B

The Trinity is a mystery, but it is also relatively simple. God is relational. And we are invited into that relationship. And then we invite others to join in.

We have a deep desire for community. Perhaps this is what it means to be made in the image of God. When we find ourselves drawn into the relationship of the Trinity, our deepest longings are fulfilled. This fills us with such peace and joy that we are driven to share it with others.

Reflection Questions for Trinity Sunday Year B

  • What is my experience of the Trinity?
  • How do I make disciples in my daily life?
  • Who has had the most impact on my journey of discipleship?

Quotes and Social Media Graphics for Trinity Sunday Year B

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.

Matthew 28:19-20

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