Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe
The Feast of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, also known simply as the Feast of Christ the King, is a celebration on the last Sunday of the liturgical year,
The Liturgical Year represents our own faith journey. This celebration of Christ the King reminds and educates us that we are on a journey toward an encounter with Jesus the Christ. The beginning of the Liturgical year, Advent, is about preparing and waiting for the coming of the incarnation of Christ. His second coming will be when He returns in glory at the end of time which we liturgically celebrate this weekend.
But there is also an intermediate coming – we are living it today – in which Christ is present in us through the Grace we receive in the Sacraments and in the face of every “least one” the Gospel speaks of. We are invited to recognize Christ in the face of each brother and sister. Along this journey, the liturgy offers us a school of life to instruct us how to recognize the Lord present in everyday life and to prepare us for His coming.
The purpose of the Feast of Christ the King is to emphasize the sovereignty of Jesus Christ over all creation. It was instituted by Pope Pius XI in 1925 with the encyclical "Quas Primas" as a response to growing secularism and a way to remind Christians that Christ should reign in their hearts, minds, and societies.
Ways to Celebrate Christ the King in your Church of the Home
A Feast fit for a King Let each member of your Church of the Home choose one special thing to help prepare for our Sunday dinner, something they would want to serve a king.
New (Liturgical) Year’s Resolutions During dinner, ask "How do we want to make Christ the King of our home?' Choose something for the whole Church of the Home to practice together or have each member of the family choose one they want to focus on individually. Examples:
virtue we practice intentionally
small acts of service
growing in stewardship
Join us for Mass this weekend in person
at 4:00 PM on Saturday, 8:30 or 10:30 AM on Sunday, on www.gbres.org/live, our YouTube channel, and our Facebook page.
READINGS FOR THIS WEEKEND’S MASSES
VIRTUALLY SUNDAY REFLECTION
What image comes to mind when you hear "Christ the King"? Do you see Jesus wearing a bejeweled crown and ornate robes or something different? Christ transcends our human image what what a king looks like and how a king reigns. Join Rev. Bridget as she reflects on this weekend's celebration.
This Weekend's Bulletin
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The Parish Lyceum will feature a variety of topics, guidelines, and relevant information to nurture the PIESS of our lives – physical, intellectual, emotional, spiritual, and social.
Tony and Katie visit "The Queen of Resurrection" Alice Beauchaine to discuss life, gratitude and where Alice sees the sacred revealed in her life.
Welcome to the Newest Member of our Family of Faith
Recent Loss in Our Parish Family
Ruby and Res
They all bow down to Ruby, the furry queen of Resurrection