The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe
ADVENT WREATH MAKING: ThisWednesday, 11/29, 5.30PM. Wednesday School will feature Advent Wreath making for the whole family. Supper & all wreath supplies are provided. Please RSVP at corpuschristi.org so that we may be sure to have adequate supplies!
RETIREMENT FUND FOR PRIESTS: Next weekend, Dec. 2 & 3, join your brothers and sisters across the Ordinariate in supporting the Retirement Fund for Priests: a second collection for the pension of the Ordinariate’s clergy. Special envelopes have been provided to us for this collection; please take a donation envelope today and consider offering a gift next weekend. Checks should be made to the “Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter.” We will collect these gifts Dec. 2 & 3 (or you may send your gift directly to the Chancery using the provided, pre-addressed envelopes). Donations may also be made online. Please prayerfully consider making a gift!
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COLLECT & LESSONS
Collect of the Day Almighty and everlasting God, whose will it is to restore all things in thy well-beloved Son, the King of kings and Lord of lords: mercifully grant that the peoples of the earth, divided and enslaved by sin, may be freed and brought together under his most gracious rule; who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. R/ Amen.
Lesson Ezekiel 34.11-12, 15-17 Thus says the Lord GOD: Behold, I, I myself will search for my sheep, and will seek them out. As a shepherd seeks out his flock when some of his sheep have been scattered abroad, so will I seek out my sheep; and I will rescue them from all places where they have been scattered on a day of clouds and thick darkness. "I myself will be the shepherd of my sheep, and I will make them lie down, says the Lord GOD. I will seek the lost, and I will bring back the strayed, and I will bind up the crippled, and I will strengthen the weak, and the fat and the strong I will watch over; I will feed them in justice. "As for you, my flock, thus says the Lord GOD: Behold, I judge between sheep and sheep, rams and he-goats."
Epistle 1 Corinthians 15.20-26, 28 Brethren: Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep. For as by a man came death, by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive. But each in his own order: Christ the first fruits, then at his coming those who belong to Christ. Then comes the end, when he delivers the kingdom to God the Father after destroying every rule and every authority and power. For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet. The last enemy to be destroyed is death. When all things are subjected to him, then the Son himself will also be subjected to him who put all things under him, that God may be everything to every one.
Gospel Matthew 25.31-46 At that time: Jesus said to his disciples, "When the Son of man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate them one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats, and he will place the sheep at his right hand, but the goats at the left. "Then the King will say to those at his right hand, 'Come, O blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.' "Then the righteous will answer him, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?' "And the King will answer them, 'Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me.' "Then he will say to those at his left hand, 'Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels; for I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink, I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not clothe me, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.' "Then they also will answer, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to you?' "Then he will answer them, 'Truly, I say to you, as you did it not to one of the least of these, you did it not to me.' "And they will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life."