Young people train for sports, for contests of all sorts, both physical and intellectual. Jashira Bolden, 16, is training young people to become tomorrow’s volunteers.
On the first Sunday of Advent in any year, whether from Cycle A readings (Matthew), or Cycle B (Mark), or Cycle C (Luke), the Sunday Gospel is taken from Jesus’ last discourse in one of these three Gospels.
The institution of the Feast of Christ the King dates from 1925. Pope Pius XI’s intention in establishing this feast was to counteract secularism and atheism. The liturgy of this feast celebrates the rule of Jesus over individuals, families, society in general, over the state and over the universe.
Our hearts and prayers go out to the people of Paris, their relatives and friends as they mourn the loss of those who were killed in the terrorist attacks last week. No matter what happens going forward, life has changed forever for some of those people.
Any road to the “here and now” begins as many years ago as anyone wants to count. In this case, the road to the seminary to study for the priesthood for Steve Pautler began during his early years as a member of St. Boniface Parish in Evansville.