“It is in pardoning that we are pardoned.” -St. Francis

Parochial Vicar’s Desk

Christ the King

This weekend we celebrate the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe. This is also the very last Sunday of the Church year, right before Advent. It’s appropriate that we end the Church year with this feast because it reminds us of that essential idea — that Christ is king. He is the alpha and the omega, as St. John tells us in Revelation. He is the beginning and the end. The end all and be all. “The one who is and who was and who is to come.” The idea that Christ is King is of utmost importance to our personal lives. As we look toward the end of the year and the beginning of a new year, we can also consider the beginning and end of our lives and see the work of Christ the King active throughout that time. We can put this idea into practice by offering our own service to Jesus Christ, King of the Universe through prayer at the beginning and ending of every day. Let us use this opportunity to praise the Lord and thank Him for His sovereign reign and let us renew our own fidelity to Christ and His Church. Peace. —  Fr. Jason