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Happy Thanksgiving!

St. Jane Altar On behalf of everyone here in St. Jane Parish, we wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving!

Be assured of our prayers.

Our office is closing at Noon Wednesday 11/26, and will reopen Monday 12/01 at 8:30AM.

Mass on Thanksgiving Day is at 8AM.

Prayers Before and After Meals

Before Meals

The eyes of all look to you, O Lord. You give them their meat in due season. You open your hand and fill every living things with your blessing.

Let us pray. Bless us O Lord, + and these thy gifts which are about to receive from they bounty. Through Christ our Lord. R.Amen.

After Meals

Let us pray. We give thee thanks, Almighty God, for these and all they benefits, who lives and reigns for ever and ever. R. Amen.

V. May the divine assistance remain always with us.
R. And may the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.

Solemnity of Christ the King

Christ the KingThis coming Sunday we celebrate the Solemnity of Christ the King in the ordinary calendar of the Church.

In 1925, Pope Pius XI published an Encyclical entitled Quas Primus, which promulgated the Solemnity of Christ the King. The Feast was originally held on the last Sunday in October, at the ending of the liturgical year, and pointing towards the Kingship of Jesus Christ as we also recalled the Feasts of All Saints and All Souls.

In the current ordinary liturgical calendar, the Feast is moved to the last Sunday of the Liturgical year, reminding us that Jesus Christ is the crowning glory of our lives, and truly the king of creation.

In Quas Primus, Pope Pius writes:

And We remember saying that these manifold evils in the world were due to the fact that the majority of men had thrust Jesus Christ and his holy law out of their lives; that these had no place either in private affairs or in politics: and we said further, that as long as individuals and states refused to submit to the rule of our Savior, there would be no really hopeful prospect of a lasting peace among nations.

Men must look for the peace of Christ in the Kingdom of Christ; and that We promised to do as far as lay in Our power. In the Kingdom of Christ, that is, it seemed to Us that peace could not be more effectually restored nor fixed upon a firmer basis than through the restoration of the Empire of Our Lord. …

The foundation of this power and dignity of Our Lord is rightly indicated by Cyril of Alexandria. “Christ,” he says, “has dominion over all creatures, a dominion not seized by violence nor usurped, but his by essence and by nature.”

His kingship is founded upon the ineffable hypostatic union. From this it follows not only that Christ is to be adored by angels and men, but that to him as man angels and men are subject, and must recognize his empire; by reason of the hypostatic union Christ has power over all creatures.

But a thought that must give us even greater joy and consolation is this that Christ is our King by acquired, as well as by natural right, for he is our Redeemer. Would that they who forget what they have cost their Savior might recall the words: “You were not redeemed with corruptible things, but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb unspotted and undefiled.”

We are no longer our own property, for Christ has purchased us “with a great price”; our very bodies are the “members of Christ.

While nations insult the beloved name of our Redeemer by suppressing all mention of it in their conferences and parliaments, we must all the more loudly proclaim his kingly dignity and power, all the more universally affirm his rights.

Jesus Christ is the King. We remember and proclaim that loudly to the world today, which is in such great need of the message of Jesus Christ, and the presence of those willing to give their lives in witness to Him.

Sunday, November 16

Parable of the Talents“It is in living and acting that man establishes his relationship with being, with the truth and with the good. The artist has a special relationship to beauty.

In a very true sense it can be said that beauty is the vocation bestowed on him by the Creator in the gift of “artistic talent”. And, certainly, this too is a talent which ought to be made to bear fruit, in keeping with the sense of the Gospel parable of the talents (cf. Mt 25:14-30).”

“May the beauty which you pass on to generations still to come be such that it will stir them to wonder! Faced with the sacredness of life and of the human person, and before the marvels of the universe, wonder is the only appropriate attitude.” St. John Paul II, from his Letter to Artists.

Coming up Soon!

  • The Endow “Girl Genius” meeting will be in the Barre’ Cavalier Room on this Sunday, 11/16, from 3:30 to 5:30pm. You can read more about the program here.
  • In a week and a half, Thanksgiving will be coming up, hence we are still collecting canned goods, food products and donations towards our annual Thanksgiving Food Baskets drive. Call the office, speak to the ushers and the Priests if you have something to give but are unsure of how to do so.
  • Because of Thanksgiving next week, several meetings will be cancelled. No CA.T.F.I.S.H. meeting on Friday 11/21, and there will be no PSR on Sunday 11/23 or Monday 11/24.
  • The Second Collection for next weekend is Campaign For Human Development. Please be as generous as you can to help support those in the poverty area of our country.
  • The Christmas Star trees will be at the entrances of Church next weekend. Please take a star for the children in our parish who are in need for Christmas presents, and return the presents by December 14th.
  • The Three Rivers Art Festival is going on over in Covington this weekend. Just a head’s up if you’re interested in art or festivals, or simply getting out and enjoying the great weather.