Feast of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

Did you know……..
Pope Pius XI instituted the Feast of Christ the King in his 1925 letter, Quas Primas, in response to growing nationalism and secularism.  It was set on the last Sunday of October which immediately preceded the Feast of All Saints. 
In 1969, Pope Paul VI changed the name of the feast to ‘Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe’ and changed the feast date to the last Sunday in the liturgical year, before a new year begins with the First Sunday in Advent. 
Through this choice of “date the eschatological importance of this Sunday is made clearer”.  He assigned to it the highest rank, that of “Solemnity”.

O Christ Jesus, I acknowledge You King of the Universe. All that has been created has been made for You. Exercise upon me all Your rights. I renew my baptismal promises renouncing Satan. And all his works and pomps. I promise to lead a good Christian life and to do all in my power to procure the triumph of the rights of God and Your Church. Divine Heart of Jesus, I offer You my poor actions in order to obtain that all hearts may acknowledge Your sacred royalty and that thus the reign of Your peace may be established throughout the universe.

2015 International Food Fair

A Sincere Thank you to everyone who contributed to our 2015 International Food Fair. It was a great success! Together as a loving community we raised $5,400.00
Thank you to our Planning Committee who organized and coordinated the event. Thank you to our volunteers, table leaders, and extraordinary cooks for their contributions and all their help in making this event a beautiful and vibrant experience for our parish. It was wonderful to see the diversity of cultures which makes up St. Martin of Tours Parish. The outfits, the history and delicious foods were outstanding.

ST MARTIN OF TOURS - Our Patron Saint’s Feast Day

As we prepare for our Patron Saint’s Feast Day, please join us in prayer for our Novena beginning
Tuesday, November 3rd after each mass thru to Wednesday, November 11th.
 We will celebrate our Patron Saint’s Feast Day with a special mass on Wednesday, November 11 at 7:30 pm.

Blessed Saint Martin, You were born under pagan ways but since your childhood you were chosen to be a Prince of the Church and, as Bishop of Tours, many souls were redeemed and liberated from the satanic forces through your prayers, austerities and blessings.
We humbly ask for your intercession before Our Lord Jesus because we want to be worthy of the grace and mercy of the Holy Spirit that lead us from darkness to light into the eternal kingdom, forever and ever. Amen

St. Martin of Tours,

Pray for us