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A Note from Fr. Molini

Posted on November 22, 2023 in: Parish-wide Announcements

A Note from Fr. Molini

Christ the King...

The last Sunday in the liturgical calendar is always our celebration of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe.  The feast was instituted in 1925 by Pope Pius XI who hoped to foster greater confidence in the eternal qualities of Christ as our Lord, Savior, and Eternal King.  Many nations were facing the demise of long-standing royal houses, causing many to face questions about authority and loyalty.  Pope Pius XI wanted to assure the Catholics of the world that even if civil society is buffeted by changes, Christ remains our King and leader.  His kingdom endures even through death and into eternal life.  The feast each year challenges us to place our first devotion upon Christ, who calls us to fellowship as members of His Body. 

The feast also is a reminder of the valiant fight of many who resisted the efforts of civil authorities to banish the Catholic Church, most notably Mexico in the 1920s when the repressive laws all but outlawed the Catholic Faith.  The Cristeros movement fostered resistance to the intolerable persecution of the Church. Saint Fr. Miguel Pro is immortalized in his act of martyrdom, extending his arms in the image of the cross, praying loudly, Viva Cristo Rey!”, and being shot by the firing squad.  Indeed, Long Live Christ the King!

Advent comes...

Next Sunday brings the opening of the Advent Season.  What a great time for each of us to examine our faith life journey and consider where Christ needs to enter our life.  A centerpiece of the season of Advent is the Sacrament of Reconciliation which offers an opportunity to celebrate the loving and forgiving presence of God and prepare for the coming feast of Christmas.  Consider joining us for Confession in the season, and renewing your commitment to Sunday Mass as a family.  Come Lord Jesus, do not delay!

Seek 2024...

An incredible opportunity presents itself for those interested in fostering greater efforts at evangelization.  The “Seek” conference is open for invigorating formation and faith development.  The goal is to Engage the individual, allow for Transformation, and further engage the Community.  Our parishes have acquired some tickets for the Conference (5 days) and are willing to sponsor some people from each parish to attend.  Interested?  Contact Sarah Henderson for more information: