In the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, the Feast of Christ the King is celebrated on the last Sunday of October.
“It is not necessary, Venerable Brethren, that We should explain to you at any length why We have decreed that this feast of the Kingship of Christ should be observed in addition to those other feasts in which his kingly dignity is already signified and celebrated. It will suffice to remark that although in all the feasts of our Lord the material object of worship is Christ, nevertheless their formal object is something quite distinct from his royal title and dignity.” (Pope Pius XI in encyclical Quas Primas)
PRAYER TO CHRIST THE KING
O Christ Jesus, I acknowledge Thee as King of the universe. All that has been created has been made for Thee. Exercise over me all Thy rights. I renew my baptismal promises, Renouncing Satan and all his work and pomps. I promise to live a good Christian life And to do all in my power to procure The triumph of the rights of God and Thy Church. Divine Heart of Jesus, I offer Thee my poor actions In order to obtain that all hearts May acknowledge Thy Sacred Royalty, And that thus the reign of Thy peace May be established throughout the universe. Amen.
ACT OF CONSECRATION OF THE HUMAN RACE TO THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS
Most sweet Jesus, Redeemer of the human race, look down upon us humbly prostrate before Thine altar. We are Thine, and Thine we wish to be; but, to be more surely united with Thee, behold each one of us freely consecrates himself today to Thy most Sacred Heart. Many indeed have never known Thee; many too, despising Thy precepts, have rejected Thee. Have mercy on them all, most merciful Jesus, and draw them to Thy sacred Heart. Be Thou King, O Lord, not only of the faithful who have never forsaken Thee, but also of the prodigal children who have abandoned Thee; grant that they may quickly return to Thy Father’s house lest they die of wretchedness and hunger. Be Thou King of those who are deceived by erroneous opinions, or whom discord keeps aloof, and call them back to the harbor of truth and unity of faith, so that there may be but one flock and one Shepherd. Grant, O Lord, to Thy Church assurance of freedom and immunity from harm; give peace and order to all nations, and make the earth resound from pole to pole with one cry: “Praise be to the divine Heart that wrought our salvation; to it be glory and honor for ever.” Amen.
Visit the following link to see some photos from the Windsor Tridentine Mass.
We apologize for not having updated this blog during the past few weeks. We know some major events have come to pass which, unfortunately we were unable to cover.
Anyway, please note the following.
1. The International Pilgrim Virgin statue of Our Lady of Fatima visited our cluster from October 7-October 9. Unfortunately, we were unable to cover these events. If any of you have taken photos during those days, please e-mail copies to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the meantime, we plan to post a few photos from last year’s visit of the Pilgrim Virgin. These photos cover the Mass and Procession at Sweetest Heart of Mary from last year.
2. Tridentine Confirmations will take place in November. We post the following post from the Tridentine Community News from 9/13/2009.
Extraordinary Form Confirmations Scheduled
Fr. Mark Borkowski is pleased to announce that His Excellency Archbishop Allen Vigneron has agreed to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation according to the Extraordinary Form on Sunday, November 29 at St. Josaphat Church, following the 9:30 AM Tridentine Mass. The archbishop has requested that the preceding Mass be celebrated by another priest.
All families and individuals requesting Confirmation must contact Fr. Borkowski at (313) 831-6659 or email@example.com as soon as possible, even if you have already spoken with him about your interest. Adults and children are both invited. A definitive list of candidates needs to be assembled. Fr. Borkowski will also have to assess the preparedness of each candidate, as Confirmation is bestowed upon those who demonstrate a certain level of understanding of the Holy Catholic Faith.
A note to our readers at Assumption-Windsor: Such an opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation according to the traditional form may not come again soon. We do not know if it will ever be an option in the Diocese of London. Therefore, if there is any possibility that a family member or friend may want to
receive this Sacrament, we suggest that you contact Fr. Borkowski and explain that you are from Assumption.
This will be the first time that an Archbishop of Detroit will be visiting St. Josaphat’s Tridentine Mass Community. It is imperative that we demonstrate the maximum possible support to Archbishop Vigneron. If you do not attend St. Josaphat Church every week, we ask that you make a special effort to attend on that Sunday.