Sunday, November 25, 2018
The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ the King
On the last Sunday of each liturgical year, the Church celebrates the Solemnity of Christ the King. The Gospel reading is a portion of Christ’s passion according to John where Jesus is questioned by Pilate about the charge brought against him that he is “King of the Jews.” (John 18:33b-37).
- Paulist Fr. Frank DeSiano, President of Paulist Evangelization Ministries, prepared a homily on this Sunday’s commemoration of Christ the King: – I Wonder What the King Is Doing Tonight?
- Interesting invitation to this Sunday’s worship from a church in Chingford, U. K. –
- “Is monarchy making a comeback? Come to church this weekend for the Feast of Christ the King & find out.”
NEWS FROM THE VATICAN:
- Pope Francis Celebrates 2nd World Day of the Poor
- In his homily, the Pope asked believers to hear “the stifled cry of the unborn, of starving children, of young people more used to the explosion of bombs than happy shouts of the playground” – (Vatican News) – Includes video and photo gallery.
- Pope Appoints Msgr. Scicluna Adjunct Secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith – Maltese Archbishop will take the lead role in the Vatican’s fight against abuse in the church and the protection of minors.
On the road to Canonization –
ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT:
- A Season of Reading
- As we approach Advent, Our Sunday Visitor suggests: “What better time to set some goals in our spiritual lives, such as reading some of the most recent releases from the Catholic publishing world?”
- Company’s Coming – 5 Ideas for an Extraordinary Christmas
- Parish Catalyst offers tips to prepare a great welcoming for our Christmas CEO’s to inspire them to come back again before Easter!
- Speaking of “welcoming” if you missed the recent opportunity to participate in the Extraordinary Hospitality Webinar – here’s your second chance. Use this link to visit Parish Catalyst’s Website.
Oops – we goofed – please accept our apology for failing to insert a link to:
You know, Advent is just a week or so away. Now would be the perfect time to share ideas/events surrounding your Parish’s Advent celebration. With that, it’s time for the old “skedaddle” – heading home and get that “gobble-gobble” ready for the oven.
On behalf of the Staff and Board of Directors of the NFPC, please accept our thanks for your support and fellowship. HAPPY THANKSGIVING.