Thanksgiving greetings to all and welcome back to anyone who has been traveling over these past few days. This weekend is Christ the King, the last Sunday of the liturgical year, with Christ as “King” – Christ as the one who rules our hearts and our actions, against any and all other professed rulers or kings. As Christians, we are ruled by the gospel and we remember throughout the past year all the stories we have heard from the gospel; stories of hope, Mercy, forgiveness, reconciliation; all of which point to the kingdom of God which is both here, and not here; it is present among us, and we wait for it to come.
Next week, the first Sunday of Advent, we begin a new liturgical year, and we will be hearing throughout the coming liturgical year from the Gospel of Luke.
Next weekend we welcome Fr. David Convertino from our development office in New York: he will be here for the annual Franciscan Challenge. He has been here for the past several years for this Challenge and we welcome him back once again.