Newsletter — Our Lord Jesus Christ the King B-26th November 2023
Our First Reading this week is from Ezekiel 34:11-12,15-17: God himself will shepherd the people of Israel.
The Responsorial Psalm is taken from Psalm 23: The Lord is my shepherd.
Today’s Second Reading is from Corinthians 15:20-26,28: Because Christ has been raised from the dead, all those who have died will also be raised.
This Sunday’s Gospel Reading is Matthew 25:31-46: Jesus teaches that when the Son of Man comes in glory, he will judge the nations, separating the sheep from the goats.
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 lives of Christians, into society, and into politics. The Feast
was 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, 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.
Immaculate Conception—8th December
Friday 8th December, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception there will be three Masses (7.45am, 10am, 7.30pm) and at the end of the evening mass at 7.30pm there will be a candle lit procession in honour of our Blessed Mother.
For those who would like to offer flowers for the bier of Our Lady please bring donations of flowers to the church on Thursday morning (7th Dec) after the morning mass. Thank you.