So what are your plans for New Year’s eve, 11-24-19? No, I have not lost all of my marbles – some, but not all. This weekend we celebrate the Solemnity of our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe which brings an end to another liturgical year, Cycle ? and we start the season of Advent on Monday – Cycle ? Again, you’re probably wondering if I’ve lost my marbles, but do you know what cycle we are in right now and what cycle starts on next Sunday – the beginning of Advent? I would offer DQ as a reward to the answer but I already owe Chris Krull about 12 banana splits. We are currently in Cycle C of the readings and will begin Cycle A next weekend with the start of Advent. As a side note, I’m never really sure where I’m going to go with my post on any given morning and today is no exception. I try to let the Holy Spirit guide me and in doing so this morning, I found a .pdf file that the USCCB puts online that lays out for the year the readings, the feasts days and their dates, the colors to be worn at Mass, the optional memorials. I’m kinda of a geek for that kind of info and if you are too, here is where it can be found. The 2020 Church Liturgical Calendar as published by the USCCB. In reading this, I learned that not only do we have a cycle for the Sunday readings (A,B,C), we also have a cycle for the weekday readings (I, II).
Boy, did I get off track here! Anyway, how do you plan on celebrating the Solemnity this weekend? I strongly recommend celebrating the end of the year inside your local parish. Want a little hint into how beautiful this Mass is going to be?
Brothers and sisters:
Let us give thanks to the Father,
who has made you fit to share
in the inheritance of the holy ones in light.
He delivered us from the power of darkness
and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son,
in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
God has made us fit to share in the inheritance of the holy ones in light!
God has delivered us from the power of darkness.
In God, through Jesus, we have redemption; In God, through Jesus we are forgiven.
In God, through Jesus, we have been cleansed by the blood of the Cross.
Do something great for our Lord – celebrate the end of the Liturgical Year in God’s house. Join in the Solemnity of our Lord Jesus Christ – King of the Universe. You have been invited to His coronation – truly a celebration fit for a King. Whatever you do, don’t pass up this invitation.
God’s will, not mine, be done.
Be not afraid; just have faith.
Jesus, I trust in You.
He must increase; I must decrease.
But you man of God, chose righteousness, devotion, faith, love, patience and gentleness. Compete well for the faith.