Next weekend (November 25-26) we will be celebrating the final Sunday of the Liturgical year – the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe. Pope Pius XI, way back in 1925, stated that “the most effective weapon against the destructive forces of the ages is the acknowledgement of the kingship of Christ”. He further stated that the feast of Christ the King should be exalted before all men, the glory of Him who triumphs in His saints and in His elect.”
During our Masses next weekend, we will celebrate the Kingship of Christ in all His glory. We will be crowning the image of Christ and together as a faith community renew the consecration of the human race to the Sacred of Jesus. May Christ rule in our hearts forever!
Beginning the First Sunday of Advent (Dec. 2-3), we shall be changing the way we distribute the low-gluten hosts at Mass. We will no longer invite those who need low-gluten hosts to come forward first at Communion time. Instead, we ask that all who need low gluten hosts to simply come up the center aisle during the regular Communion time. The priest and the other extraordinary minister distributing Communion in that center aisle station will have the low-gluten hosts, in a separate container.
Simply indicate to the priest or minister that you need a low-gluten host by raising your index finger. Again, the low gluten hosts will only be available at the two center aisle stations at Communion time. There are two reasons for this change. First, it is not a good pastoral practice to single out a person’s deficiency, illness, etc. Secondly, this will make our Communion procession go a little more smoothly. Thank you for your assistance in this matter.
Also, a reminder that our Thanksgiving liturgy this Thursday is at 9:00 am and Confession that morning will be at 8:20—8:50 am. May we all be thankful to the Lord for His many blessing in our lives. Note that there is no 8:00 am or 5:30 pm Mass on Thanksgiving Day.
Have a great week and God bless —— Fr. Jim