Today is the last Sunday in Ordinary Time and the last Sunday of another church year. On this day we traditionally celebrate the Feast of Christ the King. We all know about earthly kings. Some have been very good and others have been oppressive rulers laying heavy burdens on their people. Today Jesus tells us what a good king does. He rewards those who feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, clothe the naked, welcome the stranger, and visit the ill or those in prison.
It’s been said you can’t take it with you and there is no U-Hall trailer behind the hearse. All of our money, all of our honors, all our possessions are temporary. They can’t help us get into heaven. What can help us are our acts of charity. They are the very things that will open the gates of heaven for us.
Jesus will not be impressed with how much we possess, and he will not be disappointed if we have just a little. What matters is if we let him soften our hearts so that we feed the hungry and forgive those who have sinned against us. God’s kingdom is not a kingdom of wealth or power. His kingdom is a kingdom of humility, love and service to one another. So on this day, let us ask our King to teach us to love as he loves !
DeColores, Deacon Doug
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We encourage you to join us as we recite the Holy Rosary every night at 8PM! On Wednesdays, we pray the rosary via Zoom with the rector and rectora.
Resources for those not able to attend Mass
Daily Readings in English and Spanish from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops:
Prayers, readings for Mass, and additional spiritual readings are available at:
“Give Us This Day” a digital file of their periodical, which includes daily Mass texts. Visit GUTD.net and select “Digital” in the upper right of the screen.