Christ the King Sunday, November 22, 2015
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ!
Indeed, today is the actual Feast Day of St. Cecilia, the principal patroness of our parish. Happy Feast of our Parish Patroness! Since it falls on the last Sunday of the liturgical year of the Church, the solemnity of Christ the King, takes precedence over the parish patroness. Instituting this Feast of Christ the King, Pope Pius XI proclaimed: “Pax Christi in regno Christi” (the peace of Christ in the reign of Christ). We live in the peace of Christ when we surrender our lives to him every day, accept him as our God, Savior and King and allow him to rule our lives.
Have a very happy Thanksgiving! This Thursday our nation will celebrate Thanksgiving’s Day! Gathering ourselves each time to celebrate the Holy Mass is an act of Thanksgiving. We thank God for sending His Son into our world to rescue us from the darkness and give us the newness of life. Please join us for our special Trilingual Thanksgiving Mass at 9:00 am this coming Thursday. Together with Fr. Agustin and Fr. Wayne, we want to express our deepest thanks to the Almighty God who has graciously bestowed upon us many blessings during the past years. The special thanks go to our parish benefactors, councils, organizations, groups, ministries, staff, faculty, and volunteers who have contributed countless gifts and talents in building up our parish. May God through the intercession of Our Lady and St. Cecilia bestow love, peace, and joy upon you and your families.
Stop Assisted Suicide in CA before it’s too late! Please join a coalition of physicians, nurses, disability rights organizations, and people of all faiths to stand for the lives of our elderly and dying and oppose assisted suicide! The Bishops of California have decided to not accept the passage of this legislation and have begun to work to overturn it through the referendum process. Petitions are now available for signature outside of Masses. Please stop by the booth after mass to support the referendum. Every signature is valuable. The goal is 500,000 signatures! For more information, please visit www.stopassistedsucide.com. Thank you very much.
I am grateful to you for all your constant prayers and loving supports to our St. Cecilia.
Our Mother Mary and St. Cecilia, pray for us!
May God bless you and your family abundantly!
Reverend Bao Thai