26 Nov 2023

Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, Cycle A Click here for all content for this cycle Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, Cycle A


Ezekiel 34:11-2, 15-17  God tends the flock and judges between the needy and the arrogant.

Psalm 23:1-2, 2-3, 5-6  With God as our shepherd, we want for nothing.

1 Corinthians 15:20-26, 28  As children of Adam, we face mortality. As heirs of Christ, we share his risen life.

Matthew 25:31-46  We inherit the Kingdom to come as we practice its ways day by day.

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The inner word

What’s in your heart?

It’s no accident that when Jesus was born he was placed in a food trough. He was sent to feed a hungry world.

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Exploring the word

Sitting in the judgment seat

Have you ever had to hire someone to work for you? It’s an awful business! Here come the halt and the hopeful, resumes crumpled, palms sweaty, serving time on the death-row-of-the-unemployed. Most of these people will surely not be chosen for rescue, at least not here and not today.

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Homily stories

Lessons for a city slicker

I am a city boy, born and raised. I profess very little knowledge about animals of any kind—wild, domesticated, or farm. I do like dogs and cats. Beyond that my experience has been pretty limited.

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Homily stories

Watch where you're going

Baseball legend Yogi Berra, who died at the age of 90 after a long and storied career, was revered for his wisdom-filled malapropisms as much as his baseball prowess. Among his more memorable observations: “If you don’t know where you’re going, you might wind up someplace else.”

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Penitential Act & Prayer of the Faithful

The Lord rescues us, gives us rest, and heals us.

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It is by the works of mercy that we shall be judged.

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