Advent is now here, and with the Season of Advent Christians are invited to ponder new beginnings. With Advent a new liturgical year begins in our Church. We are on a three year cycle of Sunday readings, and we refer to these as Year A, Year B, and Year C. We have just completed Year C, and with this Advent Season we begin Year A. Beginnings are always bitter-sweet. There is often a sense of sadness that some things come to an end, but there is also a kind of excitement
Today the Church celebrates the last Sunday of our liturgical year with the feast of Christ the King. This special feast was instituted by Pope Pius XI in 1925 as a reminder to the world that Christ is the only supreme ruler of the world and that His authority must be recognized in all aspects of our lives. But we must remember that the notion of Christ’s Kingship is as old as God’s revelation. It is important for us, though, not to make a mistake of comparing Christ to huma
As we reflect on the end of our liturgical year, here are a few practical points worth considering: 1. Do not postpone the good that you are called to do. The reality is that we tend to postpone those things that truly make a difference about our salvation, because we think we still have lots of time. But do we? How do I know how much time I have? Plus, even if I do have lots of time, how do I know that after a lifetime of putting things off I will be motivated to change?
You wouldn’t believe it if I told you, but we are getting very close to moving into our new Parish Rectory. Stop laughing! I know you’ve heard this many times before. The date has been proposed so many times and the timing continued to shift further and further into the future, or should I say into what feels like eternity. Anyway, we are hopefully here. In a perfect world we will be moving in sometime this coming week, in a less than perfect world sometime next week, and