The final Sunday of the liturgical year is celebrated with particular joy and gratitude with the Solemnity of Christ the King. It was established in 1925—ninety years ago—by Pope Pius XI. As we come to the Church year's final week, let us offer thanks for the many blessings we have received from the Lord and render to him our full homage and obedience as his subjects. Today our parish honors Christ our King with our Solemn Eucharistic Procession at the 11:00 AM Mass.
This Thursday, we celebrate "Thanksgiving Day." I often call this our national "holyday" since our citizenry acknowledges the many ways we have been blessed and offers to God our gratitude. Please be sure to begin the day in the right spirit by joining us for Mass at 9:00 AM at Our Lady of Sorrows Church. In keeping with our custom, we shall bless bread and a prayer card for our Thanksgiving Tables.
O God, when I have food,
help me to remember the hungry;
When I have work,
help me to remember the jobless;
When I have a home,
help me to remember those who have no home at all;
When I am without pain,
help me to remember those who suffer,
help me to destroy my complacency;
bestir my compassion;
and be concerned enough to help,
by word and deed,
those who cry out for what we take for granted.
~Samuel F. Pugh