Parent Teacher Talk

34th Sunday of Ordinary time

Christ the King

Nov. 20, 2022

Gospel of Luke

Luke 23:35-43

In the Reading from the Second Book of Samuel

2Sm 5:1-3

"Your bone and your flesh": In a tribal setting, the king has a strict father image. Moreover, the Hebrews saw the king as a sign as God's kingship. He is God's vicegerent on earth. He leads the people as a shepherd tends his flock. He is anointed, hence called "Messiah," which means "anointed King." The New Testament writers applied these characteristics to Jesus. Jeus is one with his body the Church. He is the good shepherd and the Messiah----- anointed King.


The Responsorial Psalm is that that we put our trust in Jesus because of his love and kindness and that he has done great things for us, so we should be filled with joy and love for him and to be like him

in your self-giving. He raises up the lowly from the dust; from the dunghill he lifts up the poor. Our help is from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. The Lord hears the cry of the poor!

In the Reading, From the Letter of Saint Paul to the Colossians


Paul describes who Jeus, dying on the cross, really is. He identifies Jesus with " Wisdom". Jesus, as son of God, is from God and absolutely prior to the visible universe. He is head of his body the Church. He has reconciled us with God. We thank the Father that he has rescued us from darkness and brought us to the kingdom of his beloved Son.


In the Gospel of Luke

Lk 21:5-19

Jesus is King. But his Kingship is something different: Jesus is reigning from a cross. He promises the "good thief": "Today you will be with me in Paradise." Apparent defeat is actual victory in the resurrection.

We Christians must learn to see through the paradox of the cross and suffering. Our final destiny is eternal happiness with Christ in Paradise.

Newsy Notes


Deacon Bob Brazier, CRE



Our Net Ministry will be here once again.

The 8th Grade class will have their retreat January 14th

here at St. Thomas More


Our next Confirmation Class will be held in Faith Formation Room at 11:15 on January 15th

Address future PSR and Sacramental Preparation Questions to:

Deacon Bob Brazier at

Bring Your Children To Mass?

When Jesus reprimanded the apostles for wanting

to keep children away from Him (see Mt 19:14),

He did not give an age or behavior requirement.

At the baptism of a child, parents and sponsors

promise to teach their children the Catholic faith

and “to bring them up according to

the law of Christ and His Church.”

The Catechism of the Catholic Church reminds us,

“The Sunday celebration of the Lord’s Day

and his Eucharist is at the

heart of the Church’s life” (No. 2177).

This importance is shown in attendance at Mass

and rest from labor, the first of the precepts of the Church.

Click the link below to read why you should bring your children to Mass:


Divine Lord, send your Holy Spirit anew into our hearts and cleanse us from all sin so we may adore and worship you in Spirit and in truth. Create in us a greater love for your Word and a keener desire to serve you and our fellow men. Remove all malice, bitterness, and resentment from our minds, and fill us with your abundant grace. In Christ Jesus our Savior and Friend. AMEN

“Lord, I too lack the necessary faith to see the blessings that accompany Your Cross, as well as the many crosses I am given in life. Help me to be purified in my faith so that I can see Your hand at work in all things, even suffering, injustice and persecution. May I see life from Your perspective alone. Jesus, I trust in You."