Happy Feast of the Christ the King—the last Sunday of our Liturgical Year. Established in 1925 by Pope Pius XI, this feast is a relative newcomer to the Church calendar. It was designed to give special recognition to the dominion of Christ our Lord over all aspects of our lives during a tumultuous time in the Europe and the Church.
World War I had ended only a few years before, leaving much of the world in shambles. England and the countries of continental Europe had been devastated, the Bolsheviks had taken complete control in Russia, many governments were in economic chaos, unemployment was rampant and people in many places were literally starving to death. The pessimism and sense of hopelessness that had overcome many set the stage for the rise of fascism, National Socialism and Communism. In their distress, people clung to anyone who offered them hope.READ MORE
This week we are in the last phase of our Capital Campaign for the Divine Mercy Adoration Chapel. We’ve already attained a fantastic level, thanks to the many generous donors who have contributed. Now to reach our final goal, we will need an additional $90,000. If everyone contributes what they are able, we will succeed.
Some of you are capable of making gifts of $5,000 or $10,000. For others, that is more than you can give. Because you are free to fulfill your pledge over two years, whatever you can give will add up. Look at these examples of the number of individuals and families making a monthly gift and what it would mean for the goal.READ MORE
This past week, with the Trifecta celebrations of All-Hollow’s Eve, All Saints Day and All Souls Day, we’ve entered into that final part of our liturgical year focused on the world-to-come and culminating in the great triumph of our Lord on the Feast of Christ the King.
It is a time to reflect on our mortality--memento mori--remember that you are going to die. If the Lord were to call you from this life tomorrow, are you ready? Are you in a state of grace and reconciled with those around you? Is the Lord the center of your life and basis of your hope?READ MORE