Friday, November 19, 2010

Solemnity of Christ the King



This Sunday November 21 is the Feast of Christ the King. This is the last Sunday of the Church Year. Advent starts the new liturgical year and begins Sunday November 28. Each liturgical year in the Church focuses on a particular gospel. We just are leaving the year “C” which focused on the gospel of St. Luke and are entering into year “A” which will focus on the gospel of St. Matthew.

Pope Benedict XVI has said that Christ's kingship is based on loving and serving others. The feast day was established by Pope Pius XI in 1925.

The Feast of Christ the King is very special to me. About 12 years ago, when I first started listening to talks by Scott and Kimberly Hahn, they often mentioned "the Lordship of Jesus Christ." As protestants, they were convicted that Jesus must be Lord of all, if He is to be at all. That means Lord overyour time, Lord over our money, Lord over our heart, mind and soul and all our actions too. This feast celebrates that Lordship. And I pray, that I turn over every aspect of my life, more and more completely to Jesus who is completely trustworthy.

Congratulations to Fr. David Toups who is being installed as Pastor at Christ the King Catholic Church in Tampa, FL on the Solemnity of Christ the King. Bishop Robert N. Lynch will preside at the installation mass at 9 am.

To read Fr. Toup's blog for the Feast of Christ the King, visit http://www.ctk-tampa.org/apps/articles/default.asp?articleid=70644&columnid=4941

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