This weekend we celebrate the Feast of Christ the King. This is the last Sunday of the liturgical year and we honor the lord Jesus today as a King whose Kingdom is eternal in time, universal in scope, and very personal in power. This feast of Christ the King was made a Church-wide feast in 1925. At that time there was Bolshevism in Russia, and fascism in Italy. Soon there would be Nazism in Germany. Now, that is all gone and Jesus Christ's Kingdom remains. When human history is finished and after the collapse of every human kingdom, there will be only Jesus Christ. Only the Kingdom of Christ is enduring and eternal.
This is the last Sunday of the liturgical year which means we are approaching Advent. Advent is a time of preparation, of waiting for baby Jesus to be born. As we prepare ourselves for the new liturgical year, Advent, we as a community of St. Albert Newman prepare ourselves for the beginning of our first Spanish mass. We welcome international students from Latin America and the Spanish speaking community to be part our parish. Pray that Christ the King brings all of this to fulfillment.
Fr. Alex Urena