11/24/13 Pastor’s Message

December 2nd, 2013 by helen in Pastor Message Archive 2013

From Fr. Dennis’ Desk

The Lord Jesus Christ, the King of…

The universe
Truth and life
Holiness and grace
Justice, love, and peace

If we had more space in this bulletin, we could keep going, drawing images from Sacred Scripture, or just from our own prayer life.  We could invite Him to be King of our hearts, King of all of our lives forever.

Today’s Solemnity brings the liturgical year to a close, as it indicates that Jesus will one day take His place at the culmination of all creation.  God’s victory, won in the Resurrection of Jesus Christ the King, will come to its fullness, in the Anointed One, Priest and King.

The phrases above are from the Preface for today’s Mass, as we begin the Liturgy of the Eucharist.  Before the Holy, Holy, we prepare by praising God the Father (“It is right and just”) from the depths of our hearts.

Today’s second reading reminds us that “He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation.”  This shows forth that He is first in the Resurrection, and we are to follow.  Our new life has its source:  Christ the King,

As we end this liturgical year, and prepare to begin another, let us embrace the call by the King of kings, and Prince of peace.

In Christ’s peace,
Fr. Dennis J. Vincenzo

 

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