Breaking Open the Word at Home: The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

Sunday Mass Readings for the Ministry of Parents and Godparents

The Church professes Christian parents to be the “first” teachers of the faith and calls them to be the “best” teachers of the faith (The Rite of Infant Baptism). Godparents agree to assist in this ministry of parents. This resource from Catholic Lane is to assist you, parent or godparent, with using the Sunday Mass readings to teach the Catholic Faith and live the Catholic Faith as a family.

June 16, 2019: The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity: Proverbs 8:22-31, Psalm 8, Romans 5:1-5, John 16:12-15


The first reading shows a glimpse of the Trinity before time began. The Psalm reveals to us that this Beloved of God in the first reading later becomes less than the angels; this refers to the Eternal Son, Jesus, becoming man.

The second reading shows the love of the Father for us; The Father’s love is shown in giving us His Son and the Holy Spirit. The Gospel is the promise of Jesus to send the Holy Spirit; the Holy Spirit will guide the Church in truth.


These readings provide an opportunity for returning to the central mystery of faith, the Most Holy Trinity.

  • There is only One God (CCC 199-202).
  • Faith in One God impacts the way we live (CCC 222-227).
  • God is a Trinity of Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. This is the central doctrine of our faith (CCC 232-237).
  • God reveals the Trinity to us (CCC 243-248).
  • The essential vocabulary used to describe the Trinity (CCC 249-252).
  • How can God be One and also Three Divine Persons? (CCC 253-255).


Parents or godparents can also put the catechetical content into action through various activities. Here are just a few examples:

  • Kids of all ages can begin to understand the Trinity. Be sure you take the time to talk to your child or godchild about this central doctrine of our faith.
  • Read Matthew 3:16-17 (The Baptism of Jesus) and discuss the Trinity.
  • Help your child or godchild know how the Sign of the Cross is to be made reverently and invokes God’s help.
  • Tell stories about the child or godchild’s Baptism day and remind them how they were baptized “in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.”
  • Pray a Litany to the Trinity with your child or godchild or for them (CLICK HERE!)

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Brandon Harvey is a Teacher, Speaker and Theological Consultant who resides in Omaha, Nebraska. He is married and is blessed with four children. He is the host of the Home Catechesis Podcast and the Home Catechesis Review (Vlog) on youtube.