So, for a mere $9,000 you can buy Christ the King...ehem. I mean it seems for some, the idea of buying a 19thcentury Russian painting is easier to get hold of than daring to accept the promise that Christ will come again. This week marks the end of our liturgical year, as we proclaim Jesus Christ is King of the Universe, and there is only one question to consider, which do you want?
My brothers and sisters in Christ the King, on this final week, we are thankful for what is to come, not only turkey and pumpkin pie (or lemon meringue for my Mom), but the fulfillment of your life and the coming of His Kingdom. No matter how joy-filled or troublesome this year has been for you, this week find reason to name grace and give your thanks to the King for this past year. I realize that things might be busy, but please consider coming to Mass this Thanksgiving morning at 9:30 a.m. (if you are able to bring something for our St. Vincent de Paul Society Pantry to bring up during the offertory, that would be helpful). Please...just come and you will know the reason to offer thanks! Also, use this week to make your Advent preparations and commitments. Last week you should have received an Advent/Christmas mailer from our parish that gives you a lay of the land of what extras will be offered for my favorite season of the year. You’ll find that same schedule published in the bulletin each week of Advent. Fight the early Christmas sales and carols, just let Advent be the gift from God that it is supposed to be.
Also a special thanksgiving must be offered for your wonderful support of our 7th Annual Night at the Races. Once again, Chris Robbins and her awesome team gave us a beautiful night to help raise over $16,000 to support our Parish Life activities and technology development in our school. In fact, we have raised over $100,000 since we started this event seven years ago. Amazing!
Happy & Grateful,
Fr. Bline (via Fr. Byrider)