The Solemnity of Christ the King

by Fr. Kilian McCaffrey  |  11/23/2023  |  Pastor's Letter

Jesus Christ is the Same Yesterday, Today and Forever

We wrap up this Liturgical Year of 2023, as always, with the Solemnity of Christ the King, or as it’s now more formally known The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe In sports terms, this Sunday is our Catholic Super Bowl or Game 7, and we learn about the Final Judgment, the big decider, today. The test of true holiness is how we treat one another. Are you an obedient follower of Jesus, the Good Shepherd: humble, maybe suffering silently, and treating others in our community well? Or are you a wild goat...? To be with God and to be happy with Him forever in Heaven is our Christian destiny.

Our Feast, The Holy Mass Is Fit For Our Lord and King

I ask you today: who is King of your life?

We always begin our week by coming to His Feast, the Holy Mass, which is like a little Easter. At Mass, we are in the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe. Can you imagine? He is really here among us!

Next week, of course, we will begin the new Liturgical Year of 2024 in Jesus’ Holy Name with the First Sunday of Advent. On Sat Dec 2, we will begin our daily Mass at 8:30am, and this will continue each weekday. I challenge you to attend daily Mass for the Holy Season of Advent.

Our Upcoming Advent Events:

We will celebrate the great Feasts of the Miraculous Medal and of St. Catherine Labouré on Tue, Nov 28. Our Perpetual Novena is such an important part of our parish spiritual life. We very warmly welcome all of our Parishioners for this very special event.

The World Christmas Market will be from 3:00-7:00pm on Dec 2 & 7:30am to Noon on Dec 3 in the Parish Courtyard featuring many vendors of high-quality items including:

  • Advent and Christmas Gifts
  • Delicious food provided by the Famous Tamale Sisters, The Poor Clares from Texcoco, Mexico
  • Delicious Sweet Crepes from our wonderful Croatian Community
  • Free Crafts for Kids
  • Advent Music, Ministry Information & Much More.

Vendor booths/tables are still available. Contact Mary Ellen Brown in the Parish Office for more information.

We will host the Diocesan Novena to Our Lady of Guadalupe on Tue, Dec 5 at 7:00pm.

Wishing you all a Very Happy Advent, which begins Dec 3!

Fr. Kilian, Fr. Williams, our Deacons and all of our great Parish Staff and Volunteers