Question: "What is Trinity Sunday?"
Answer: Trinity Sunday is the first Sunday after Pentecost to honor the Holy Trinity—the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Although the word “trinity” does not appear in Scripture, it is taught in Matthew 28:18-20 and 2 Corinthians 13:14 (and many other biblical passages). The concept of the trinity can never be completely understood or rationalized, but it is clearly taught in Scripture. Understanding of all scriptural doctrine is by faith which comes through the work of the Holy Spirit; therefore, it is appropriate that this mystery is celebrated the first Sunday after Pentecost, when the outpouring of the Holy Spirit first occurred.
On Trinity Sunday, the Christian Church ponders with joy and thanksgiving what the Father, Son and Holy Spirit have done to accomplish the salvation of sinful humanity. It is brought to remembrance how Christians should respond to the love God has shown us, praising Him and giving Him glory. We remember the Father as our Creator, the Son as our Savior and the Holy Spirit as our Comforter. Scriptural readings for the Trinity Sunday ceremony may include Psalm 8, beginning and ending with, “O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth.” Second Corinthians 13:11-13 appeals to believers to aim for perfection and live in peace, ending with the prayer that the grace of Christ Jesus, the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with all, including again the commission Jesus left for believers in Matthew 28:16-20.
Today, Trinity Sunday is to explain, to the best of man’s ability, the clues written in Scripture to guide us to a fuller understanding of our triune God. The Father is God from the beginning (John 1:1); Jesus revealed Himself as equal to the Father in John 10:30, “I and the Father are one.” Together, they sent the Holy Spirit (John 14:26). “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” (Matthew 28:19).
|Saturday Vigil Mass:||5:30 PM|
|Sunday Mass:||9:00 AM|
|Holy Days:||8:00 AM|
|Confession Saturday:||4:30 - 5:00 PM|
Public Rosary 20 minutes before each daily mass.
Parish Office Hours
|Monday & Friday||10:00 AM - 5:00 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM - 4:00 PM|
Contact: Dee Fumega
The goal of Our Lady Star of the Sea’s Faith Formation program is to introduce young people (grades 1 through 8) to God in a meaningful way, one that gives significance and direction to their lives. All grades meet on Sunday mornings 10:00-11:00 a.m. This enables families to attend Mass prior to or after Faith Formation class and we follow the City of Stamford school/holiday schedule. Classes generally begin in September and end in May.
Contact: Adriana Tutillo
At Our Lady Star of the Sea Church students are Confirmed in 9th grade. Continuous enrollment in Religious Education is expected. Students must have successfully completed 7th and 8th grade Religious Education and participate in weekly Liturgy. The Program includes classes, guest speakers, field trips, retreats, liturgical participation and Parish service.
Contact: Valerie Vincent / Adaobi Odili
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A club for girls/boys to socialize and grow spiritually with other Christian girls/boys, where the activities include meetings, sleepovers, games, films, crafts and spiritual talks, spiritual direction, rosary and Mass.
Contact: Natasha Papageorge
Families must participate in a Baptism Preparation Class. Please call Natasha for information and scheduling.
Contact: Natasha Papageorge
Preparation begins at least six months to desired wedding date. Please call Natasha Papageorge for more info.
Contact: Fr. Peter Smolik
RCIA is a process of study, exploration, faith-sharing, and faith formation with specific liturgical rites for seekers and inquirers. Seekers and inquirers are non-baptized adults who desire to be fully initiated into the Roman Catholic Church and/or baptized adult Christians who desire full communion in the Roman Catholic Church. Read more here