This Sunday we celebrate The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

Today’s Readings:

EZ 34:11-12, 15-17 

PS 23:1-2, 2-3, 5-6 

1 COR 15:20-26, 28 

MK 11:9, 10 

Reflections for this Sunday’s Readings:

The job of shepherd and the job of king couldn’t be more different from each other. Shepherds are on the lowest rung of society, kings are at the top. But God says, through the prophet Ezekiel, that the Messiah will lead in a way very different from earthly authorities who lord it over their people and cause harm with their poor leadership.

Our King takes on the job himself. Christ, like a shepherd, will give rest, seek out the lost, bring back the strayed and scattered ones. He will heal the wounded and bind up the injured. He does not delegate, but will “shepherd them rightly.” We have a king who cares for us and who is not afraid to “judge between one sheep and another” (Ezekiel 34:17).

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You are invited to download and print the Order of Service and Father David’s Homily found below to follow along and participate in this weekend’s Mass.

And Be Sure to Check Out This Sunday’s Bulletin…

Take a look at this weekend’s bulletin attached below to find out more about:

·Thanksgiving Collection to Benefit the St. James St. Vincent de Paul Pg 2

·Christmas Basket Program Now Underway Pg 3

·More Opportunities for Holiday Outreach: Pg 9

·Sign Up to Give Blood Pg 10 

·Knights Selling Seminarian Raffle Books Pg 11

·Glen Ellyn Food Pantry Drop and Go Food Drive Pg 12

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Thank You for Your Support!

We thank you for your continued support of the parish during these challenging times. We have updated our online giving page on our website to make it easier and more user friendly. Visit our website page by clicking below to find out more about the various ways you can donate to St. James at this time, including to our upcoming Thanksgiving Collection for the St. James St. Vincent de Paul Society and the St. James Christmas Basket Program.