The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe is the last Sunday of the liturgical year, bringing us full circle toward Advent hope. Christ reigns, enthroned in heaven, King of heaven and earth for all time. After listening to stories of his life and ministry through Ordinary Time, our parting image is that of majesty. Like a great rose window of a medieval cathedral, Christ the King reminds us that Jesus is the source and center of our lives and his divine power extends over all creation. As Saint Paul tells us, “Christ is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. May the Holy Spirit help us today to open our hearts to Christ, and invite him to reign there now and forever.”
We also prepare our family table celebrations for Thanksgiving this coming Thursday. I hope you can join our parish family at 9:00 am in the Worship Space on Thanksgiving as a warm up to your celebrations later in the day.