Christ the King Sunday
Collect: Almighty ever-living God, who will is to restore all things in your beloved Son, the King of the universe, grant, we pray, that the whole creation, set free from slavery, may render your majesty service and ceaselessly proclaim your praise. Through our Lord …
2 Samuel 5:1-3.
Blessings on him who comes in the name of the Lord!
Blessings on the coming kingdom of our father David!
Gospel (Luke 23:35-43)
Lord, remember me when you come into your kingdom
The people stayed there watching him. As for the leaders, they jeered at him. ‘He saved others,’ they said ‘let him save himself if he is the Christ of God, the Chosen One.’ The soldiers mocked him too, and when they approached to offer vinegar they said, ‘If you are the king of the Jews, save yourself’. Above him there was an inscription: ‘This is the King of the Jews’.
One of the criminals hanging there abused him. ‘Are you not the Christ?’ he said. ‘Save yourself and us as well.’ But the other spoke up and rebuked him. ‘Have you no fear of God at all?’ he said. ‘You got the same sentence as he did, but in our case we deserved it: we are paying for what we did. But this man has done nothing wrong. Jesus,’ he said ‘remember me when you come into your kingdom.’ ‘Indeed, I promise you,’ he replied ‘today you will be with me in paradise.’
The Gospel according to St Luke presents, as in a great painting, the kingship of Jesus at the moment of his Crucifixion. The leaders of the people and the soldiers taunt “the first-born of all creation” (Col 1:15) and put him to the test to see whether he has the power to save himself from death (cf. Luke 23:35-37). Yet precisely: “on the Cross, Jesus is exalted to the very ‘height’ of the God who is Love. It is there that he can be ‘known’…. Jesus gives us ‘life’ because he gives us God. He can give God because he himself is one with God”
Readings for Next Week (First Sunday of Advent Year A)
- Isaiah 2:1-5.
- Ps 121:1-9.
- Romans 13:11-14.
- Matthew 24:37-44.
We venerate the Saints
- Mon 21 The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
- Tues 22 St. Cecilia, Virgin and Martyr.
- Wed 23 St. Clement, Pope and Martyr, also St. Columba, Abbot.
- Thur 24 St. Andrew Dung-Lac, Priest and companions, Martyrs.
- Fri 25 St. Catherine of Alexandria, Virgin and Martyr.
The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Religious parents never fail by devout prayer to consecrate their children to the divine service and love, both before and after their birth. Some amongst the Jews, not content with this general consecration of their children, offered them to God in their infancy, by the hands of the priests in the temple, to be lodged in apartments belonging to the temple, and brought up in attending the priests and Levites in the sacred ministry. It is an ancient tradition that the Blessed Virgin Mary was thus solemnly offered to God in the temple in her infancy.
Saint Gregory of Nyssa
CATECHISM COMPENDIUM STUDY GROUP
Grow in your knowledge of the Catholic faith. Join us on the 2nd and 4th Friday of the month. Register with Fr. Ismael.
Include the names of your departed loved ones in our November List to be prayed for during the weekly Masses.
Our St. John Paul II Oratory (SJP2O) is back full of activities for our young ones. We gather at the park grounds around Agia Kyriaki on Saturdays 11am – 12:30pm. For info please contact Fr. Fernando.
Thank you for your food and winter item donations. No furniture please, we don’t have storage or transport.
We need gardening tools >>> We’re sad to report that a lot of our equipment at the Hope Farm was stolen. We are now in need of rakes, hoes, spades, forks, pick axes, hand trowels, sledgehammers, etc. Thank you!
ARCHANGEL MICHAEL HOSPICE FUNDRAISERS
DINNER DANCE AT AQUAMARE
Fri 2nd dec. 7.30pm, for tickets (individual or table) contact Fr. Jim.
AMH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BAZAAR
Wednesday 7 Dec 9am – 12pm at Amh. €5. Coffee / tea and snacks. Carols by the Orphean Singers. Gifts, raffles, prizes and more, join us!
GRAND CHRISTMAS RAFFLE
Tickets in Shop. List of prizes on display. €5 per ticket. Draw on Friday 2 Dec. All proceeds to help AMH.
LIGHT UP A LIFE 2022
Join us for a special service to commemorate our departed loved ones, Thursday 15 December at 4pm in AK. Dedicate a candle to be lit and name read out. €5 a candle. Info with the priests.
Open Sun -Fri 9am -1pm. Enjoy community time! Check out our Christmas section and discount rack.
Schedule for Holy Mass Schedule 21- 27 Nov
- Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri ….. 9 am in Agia Kyriaki.
- Wed ……12 noon (Eucharistic Adoration at 10:50am) in Agia Kyriaki.
- Sat …… 4 and 6 pm in Agia Kyriaki. /// Holy Mass in Polis at 6 pm.
- Sun ……10am (Latin), 11am (Polish), 12pm (English) in Agia Kyriaki.
Sri Lankan Mass: Every 3rd Sunday of the month at 1:15 pm.
Filipino Mass: Every last Sunday of the month at 12 pm.
Maronites: Mass every Sunday at 9 am (St. George in Chlorakas)
Info: Fr. Youakim 9981 4316.