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Daily Mass Times Monday - No Mass
Tuesday - 7:00am
Wednesday - 6:00pm
Thursday - 7:00am
Friday - 12:00 Noon
Saturday - 5:00pm Sunday - 8:00am & 10:30am
Thanksgiving Mass: Wednesday 6:00pm
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Feast of Christ the King: Today's Scripture Readings revolve around the Last Judgment scene of Jesus Christ coming in glory and power. It was Pope Pius XI who brought the Feast of Christ the King into the liturgy in 1925 to bring Christ as Ruler, and Christian values, back into the lives of Christians, society, and politics. The Feast was also a reminder to the totalitarian governments of Mussolini, Hitler, and Stalin that Jesus Christ is the only Sovereign King. Although Emperors and Kings now exist mostly in history books, we still honor Christ as the King of the Universe by enthroning Jesus in our hearts and surrendering our lives to God. This feast challenges us to see Christ the King in everyone, especially those whom our society considers the least important, and to treat each person with the same love, mercy, and compassion Jesus showed.
On His Majesty's Service: Polycarp, the second-century bishop of Smyrna, was arrested and brought before the Roman authorities. He was told if he cursed Christ, he would be released. He replied, "Eighty-six years have I served Him, and He has done me no wrong; how then can I blaspheme my King, Jesus Christ, who saved me?" The Roman officer replied, "Unless you change your mind, I will have you burnt." But Polycarp said, "You threaten a fire that burns for an hour, and after a while is quenched; for you are ignorant of the judgment to come and of everlasting punishment reserved for the ungodly. Do what you wish."
Happy Thanksgiving: The winter of 1610 at Jamestown, Virginia, had reduced a group of 409 settlers to 60. The survivors had prayed for help, without knowing when or how it might come. When help arrived, in the form of a ship filled with food and supplies from England, a thanksgiving prayer meeting was held to give thanks to God. President George Washington issued the first national Thanksgiving Proclamation in 1789. President Abraham Lincoln, in the midst of the Civil War, established Thanksgiving Day as a formal holiday to express our thanks to God. In 1941 Congress passed the official proclamation declaring that Thanksgiving should be observed as a legal holiday on the fourth Thursday of each November. We are called to give God thanks every day. There are many reasons why we should be giving God thanks and some of them are: for the gift of life and family, for the blessings and protection God has been giving us, for our democratic government and the prosperity we enjoy, for our freedom of speech and religion and for the generosity and goodwill of our people. Our Mass of Thanksgiving will be on Wednesday the 25th at 6 pm
Boring Homily: "I hope you didn't take it personally, Father," an embarrassed woman said to her pastor after the Holy Mass, "when my husband walked out during your sermon on Christ the King." "I did find it rather disconcerting," the pastor replied. "It's not a reflection on you, Father," she insisted. "Ralph has been walking in his sleep ever since he was a child."
Fr. Suneesh Mathew
Psalm 16: You Are My Inheritance O Lord
Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe
November 22nd, 2020
On the last Sunday of each liturgical year, the Church celebrates the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, or Christ the King. The reason for doing this was to close the Church Year with a fitting celebration of the victorious and Kingship of Jesus - an excellent and appropriate end to the Church's year. Today reminds us that while governments and ideologies come and go, Christ reigns as King forever.
"Whatever you did for one of the least brothers of mine, you did for me"
How can we identify a real king or a queen? Is it the fine clothes and jewel encrusted crowns they wear or their regal demeanor and stately appearance? Do they sit on thrones raised above all the other people and give orders that make others fearfully rush to fulfill their every command? No!!! Hollywood may portray them as such and that may be how some kings and queens actually lived. But a real king or queen is one who cares equally about everyone for whom they are responsible. David was a real king. Despite his well documented faults and sins, he sought to assure that all of the Kingdom of Judah shared equally in the resources and protection of the kingdom. He understood that whatever he did for the least in God's kingdom, he did for God. That is why the Northern Kingdom of Israel prevailed upon David to be their king. Jesus is a Davidic King so today we honor him as Christ the King. Jesus challenges us to be Davidic kings and queens who understand that whatever we do for the least in God's kingdom, we do for God.
Readings for next weekend will be
Isaiah 63:16b-17,19b, 64:2-7 1 Corinthians 1:3-9 Mark 13:33-37
We invite you to read and study these passages for your own reflection as we prepare for the liturgy we will celebrate as a parish community.