Blast from the Past(or)

 

November 23, 2014

The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ

the King

 

 

We mark the end of the Church season with a great Feast. The Kingship of Jesus Christ our Lord concludes our year as an exclamation point to ordinary time and as a harbinger of what we will await during Advent. We await our King, Who will come to us as a defenseless, poverty-stricken baby. This King will one day destroy every sovereignty and power.... with death as the last enemy to be destroyed. But this Feast also exposes that uncomfortable tension between topics 'educated' people are supposedly forbidden to mention in tandem: namely, faith and politics. Unfortunately for Americans today, many elected officials seek to usurp the role of king in order to mandate rather than to govern.  Contrary to that mentality, Christ the King reminds us that our Christianity must shape every facet of our lives and that our faith and citizenship cannot avoid relation.

Remember, I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me' (Matt. 25: 35-36). These responsibilities to good citizenship do not originate in a giant government program or the bloviations of some legislator. They come from our Baptism in the death and Resurrection of our King. Human dignity, justice and life flourish when we have the religious freedom to serve Jesus Christ our Sovereign King.  

 

 

God Bless you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Fr. Thomas Fallone

 

 

 

 

News and Events

 

 

CYO Basketball starts this weekend!

BOONTON HS

12:00 - VB-B vs. Assumption

1:30 - VB-A vs. St. Jude

3:00 - VG vs. St. Clements

4:30 - JVG vs. St. Therese

The JV-B team plays at 3PM vs. St. Luke at the Tinc School. 

For directions to the gyms, click on the link below.

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Holiday Boutique & Breakfast with Santa: Dec. 7

 

Called Home to God: Pastoral Guidelines for Catholic Funerals

 

OLMC Christmas Ornament Sale

 

OLMC: Give your child the gift of God

 

 

THIS WEEK AT OLMC

Sun

11/23

7:30, 9:00, & 11:15am Masses

12:15pm Family Faith Session

6:30pm RCIA Hinds Room

Mon

11/24

 

8:00am Mass

*NO* Busy Hands

6:00pm Youth Group Gordon Hall

7:00pm ESL Hinds Room

*NO* Scripture Reflection

Tues

11/25

8:00am Mass

Wed

11/26

8:00am Mass

*NO*  Children’s Choir Rehearsal

6:00pm Our Lady Perpetual Help

7:30pm AA Meeting Hinds Room

Thurs

11/27

 

 

9:00am Mass

*NO* Adult Choir Rehearsal

Rectory Office Closed

Fri

11/28

8:00am Mass

*NO*Eucharistic Adoration

*NO*Benediction

Rectory Office Closed

Sat

11/29

8:00am Mass

8:30am Reconciliation

5:15pm Mass

Giving Tree goes up in Church

ADVENT BEGINS

Sun

11/30

7:30, 9:00, & 11:15am Masses

No Religious Ed & No Confirmation Class

6:30pm RCIA Hinds Room

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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