St Joan of Arc Parish

A community of disciples of Jesus Christ called to celebrate, proclaim and share with all the love of God!

100 Willow Bend Rd. Marlton, NJ 08053 | 856-983-0077

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St. Paul presented by Fr Rich

From Our Pastor

Feast of Christ the King/2014


Fr. Rich

Dear Parishioners, Friends and Guests,

This is it: the last Sunday of the Church Year, a day we always honor Christ our King. This means next Sunday is the First Sunday of Advent, the first of four to prepare spiritually for Christmas, the celebration of the birth of the King of Kings.

Today’s feast reminds us that we belong to another realm, a realm though unseen with human eyes is more real than the ground we walk on. That realm is the Kingdom of God. Before we belong to any country, we belong to that Kingdom. Before we are any nationality, we are Disciples of Jesus Christ. The reading we have from Matthew’s Gospel, together with the Beatitudes and the Sermon on the Mount, could very well be called our Constitution, our code of ethics.

Jesus is a different kind of king, different from any other king that has lived. His first rule is to serve, to love, to put himself last. How many kings do you know who have done that? So, as different a king as he is, that’s how different his Kingdom is and that’s how different we must be. We live by a different set of values.

Along those lines, as we give thanks as a nation this Thursday, it is my hope that the great holiday of Thanksgiving is not ruined completely by commercialization. I feel badly for employees who must go to work on Thanksgiving. There seems to be enough days to shop, why on that day? Next thing you know stores will open on the evening of Christmas so we can return the gifts we received that morning.

Happy Thanksgiving!
Fr. Rich

Read Fr. Rich’s Homily for the Feast of Christ the King/2014

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