“The Solemnity of Christ the King is the last Sunday of the liturgical year before a new liturgical year begins with the first Sunday of Advent. Pope Pius XI instituted this feast for the universal Church during the Jubilee Year of 1925 in his encyclical Quas Primas in order to combat a global rise in the evils of atheism, secularism, and communism due to the majority of mankind having rejected Christ and his law. He declared that without honoring the authority of Christ as King, the world would have no hope of lasting peace. His goal was that all world leaders, governments, and nations would honor Christ the King in their civil and political affairs, as well as uphold the rights of His Church, and that the faithful would be reminded that Jesus must reign as King in each individual heart, mind, will, and body.” Romano Guardini in his book “Faith and the Modern Man” states that in the past the world was continually overshadowed by the Second Coming of Christ and that he hopes that the conviction of his return will arise again as it had in previous ages. We seem to have abandoned the idea of meditation on the last things; Death, Judgment, Heaven, Hell in our modern thinking. This Feast day helps us to remember all of this, and how prophetic that this Solemnity was established only a century ago. This Solemnity was designed for the times we are living through. As we prepare once again for Our Lords first coming during Christmas, we should not neglect the preparation called for His Second Coming, which will come when we least expect it. I am reminded of the words in the Gospel when Jesus began his public ministry, which can sum up the entire Good News! “Repent and believe, for the Kingdom of God is at hand.” Mark 1:15 The Morning Offering
FIRST SATURDAY: On Saturday December 3rd, join us as we celebrate the First Saturday Mass and devotion in conjunction with the Spanish Community from St. Columbkille’s as we honor “Our Lady of Guadalupe” followed by our annual Christmas party. There will be adoration of the Blessed Sacrament before mass at 8:30 am while Rev. Nathaniel Sanders hears confessions; Rev. Agustin Anda will celebrate Mass at 9:00 am, followed by Rosary procession, Lunch and Christmas gathering. For more information about: The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe celebration call Amalfis at 617-448-0964; If you want to bring gift/s for our Santa’s gift bag call Regie at 617-980-5160; If you want to bring some food to share call Maria at 857-246-2464.
MMP PRAYER CENACLE: The next Marian Movement of Priest prayer Cenacles will be held on Saturday December 10th at the shrine at 10:00 am. Rev. James Doran O.M.V will lead us. We will begin with confession.
SUNDAY ROSARY FOR PEACE: A Group meets at the shrine every Sunday to pray The Rosary for peace at 2pm.
PRO-LIFE MASS: The Pro-life Mass will be held at 10:30 am at the Fatima Shrine on the third Saturday of the month
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