Saturday, November 28th
M: Catecismo para Adultos • 5:30pm - 6:45pm
Sunday, November 29th
RCIA • 11:00am - 12:00pm
C:Blessing of Naguillas • 1:30pm - 2:00pm
C_GSH: Youth Group_Adoration • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Monday, November 30th
PXe: Coro de Niños • 6:00pm - 8:00pm
BrR: Sp Men's Cursillo Grouping • 6:30pm - 8:30pm
GSH: Matlachin Dancers • 7:00pm - 9:00pm
C: Soldados de Cristo Rosary • 7:00pm - 8:00pm
M: Encuentro Matrimonial • 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Tuesday, December 1st
CONF: St. Vincent de Paul • 5:30pm - 7:30pm
C: Equipo de Oración Carismática • 7:00pm - 8:00pm
GSH: Folkloric Dance • 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday, December 2nd
Eng Confirmation Class • 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Sp Conf: Clase de Stewardship • 6:30pm - 8:00pm
RCIA: Catechumenate • 7:00pm - 9:00pm
C: Choir • 7:00pm - 9:15pm
M: Baptism Class: English • 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Christ the King
Political power meets spiritual power in Sunday's conversation between Jesus and Pilate. “Are you the King of the Jews?” Pilate asks Jesus (John 18:33). Pilate is concerned about whether Jesus is a threat to Roman rule, just as the Jewish leaders see Jesus as a threat to their authority. Jesus is thus either guilty of fomenting insurrection as a militant messiah or of speaking blasphemy by presenting himself as one who inaugurates the reign of God.
Jesus, however, speaks not about himself as a king but about a kingdom that “does not belong to this world” (John 18:36). This kingdom may not be of this world but it is in this world. God’s kingdom is present in Jesus as one who comes to bear witness to the truth. And what is this truth? That “God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life” (John 3:16).
Jesus is the Word become flesh who made his dwelling among us, so that we might see his glory, “the glory of the Father’s only Son, / full of grace and truth” (John 1:14). The hour of glory was the hour of the cross, the hour not of political power, but God’s power shining through human weakness, bringing light into the darkness, revealing self-sacrificing love so that we might have life.
Political power tends to be an upward climb into dominance and authority that must be protected at all costs. It frequently leads to isolation and abuse, to clinging to power as its own end. Spiritual power is having the strength to trust God and surrender so that God can reign, not by conquest or political alliances, but through human weakness and surrender to God.
—James A. Wallace, C.Ss.R.
Your Gift Might Save a Life!
The Cathedral Parish is hosting a campus-wide blood drive, Thursday, December 3 from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Parish volunteers will be available after weekend Masses to assist you with the forms, or you can register online by going to www.redcrossblood.org. In the blue box “Give Blood-Find A Blood Drive” type in the sponsor code: ICT Cathedral.
Sacred Heart Devotions for December
Join us as we gather to draw closer to that Heart through Eucharistic Adoration and devotional prayers to the Sacred Heart:
Thursday, December 3, 7:00 p.m.-- Holy Hour the Thursday before First Friday
First Friday, December 4, following the Noon Mass: Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, prayers to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Benediction.
Audio Recordings of Daily Mass Readings
Audio recordings of the daily Mass readings from the New American Bible are being provided by the U.S. Bishops' Catholic Communication Campaign (CCC) in association with the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine. Information on downloading the audio versions of the readings can be found on the popular "Daily Readings" section at www.usccb.org/nab.
The Holy Father's Intentions for November
(Universal Intention) Dialogue. That we may be open to personal encounter and dialogue with all, even those whose convictions differ from our own.
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