The Feast of Christ the King 2019

The Feast of Christ the King 2019 takes place on Sunday the 24th of November. The Feast was introduced by Pope Pius XI to draw Catholics’ attention to the social reign if Our Lord Jesus Christ. The Holy Father wrote the Encyclical Quas Primas to institute this great feast. A teaching which the church has held since the time of the Apostles. Bishop Athanasius Schneider gave an excellent talk on this topic:

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Nations will be reminded by the annual celebration of this feast that not only private individuals but also rulers and princes are bound to give public honor and obedience to Christ. It will call to their minds the thought of the last judgment, wherein Christ, who has been cast out of public life, despised, neglected and ignored, will most severely avenge these insults; for his kingly dignity demands that the State should take account of the commandments of God and of Christian principles, both in making laws and in administering justice, and also in providing for the young a sound moral education.” – Quas Primus Pope Pius XI

An Important Prayer

Traditionally a prayer is said publicly on this feast day in order to consecrate the Human Race to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Please join in saying this great prayer on the Feast of Christ the King 2019.

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 Thy 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 their 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 harbour of truth and unity of faith, so that soon 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 to the Divine Heart that wrought our salvation: to it be glory and honour forever. Amen