“God in Three Persons, Blessed Trinity”
“Christians are baptized in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.”
Source: COMPENDIUM Catechism of the Catholic Church Page 19
We Learn Through Reading
From: The New Saint Joseph First Communion Catechism
“There is only one God.” Page 15
“In God there are three Persons–the Father, The Son, and the Holy Spirit.” Page 15
“The Father is the First Person. The Son is the Second Person. The Holy Spirit is the third Person. There are three Persons in ONE God.” Page 15
“We PICTURE God the Father as a kind father. But he is really a Spirit. We cannot see a spirit. It is easy to PICTURE God the Son because He really became a man. We PICTURE God the Holy Spirit as a dove. But He too is really a Spirit. We also call Him the Holy Ghost.” Page 16
“All three PERSONS are equal.” Page 16
“We know that there are three Persons in one God because we have God’s word for it.” Page 17
“The Father sent His Son to us on earth. The Son told us what the Blessed Trinity is like. Page 17
We Learn Through Song
“Holy, Holy, Holy Blessed Trinity“
1 Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
Early in the morning our song shall rise to thee;
holy, holy, holy! merciful and mighty,
God in three persons, blessed Trinity!
To Hear the Tune:
We Celebrate Through Art
To do at home without time constraints:
Here are the materials to make a cut-paper, 3-in-1, “Trinity Design” such as the one at the top of this post:
For a classroom with 15-20 minutes for art:
Use watercolor crayons rubbed onto sponges cut in geometric shapes and “stamp” onto watercolor paper to create a 3-in-1 painting. First, pre-cut sponges. Then, moisten cut sponges and rub with a watercolor crayon. Lay color side down on paper and push with fingers. Add a “stem” to the three touching circles for a 3-in-one-flower, or clover. Then decorate as desired. Remember that each Person of the Trinity is equal. That is why one sponge, used three times, will make a same- sized circle.
Note: I used kitchen shears, pictured here, to easily cut through the sponge. Kids’ scissor aren’t strong enough. For younger children, adults should do the cutting. Teachers, pre-cut several sponges for project prep.