Sunday, October 30, 2011

Viva Christo Rey!

Our love and allegience to Christ, King of the universe and King of our hearts
on Christ the King Sunday!

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 Your altar. We are Yours, and Yours we wish to be; but, to be more surely united with You, behold each one of us freely consecrates himself today to Your Most Sacred Heart. Many indeed have never known You; many too, despising Your precepts, have rejected You. Have mercy on them all, most merciful Jesus, and draw them to Your Sacred Heart.
You are King, O Lord, not only of the faithful who have never forsaken You, but also of the prodigal children who have abandoned You; grant that they may quickly return to their Father's house lest they die of wretchedness and hunger.

You are King of those who are deceived by erroneous opinions, or whom discord keeps aloof; call them back to the harbor of truth and unity of faith, so that soon there may be but one flock and one Shepherd.
You are King of all those who are still involved in the darkness of idolatry or of Islamism; refuse not to draw them all into the light and kingdom of God. Turn Your eyes of mercy toward the children of that race, once Your chosen people. Of old they called down upon themselves the Blood of the Savior; may it now descend upon them a laver of redemption and of life.
Grant, O Lord, to Your 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 Honor forever. Amen.

A Coloring page for the day

And  a cake for the day --  if you're like me and are time and organizationally challenged:

One small store-boughten red silk cake.

One box "Little Debby" white snack cakes, six cut into triangles, the rest saved for lunchbox treats.

Snack cake triangles arranged around the top of our "crown."

A little bit of red sprinkles added to the center of the crown, plus some maraschino cherries
and gummy "watermelon slices"...

And VOILA!  A fifteen-minute Crown Cake to celebrate the Feast of Christ the King!
 Although I am all for baking from scratch and planning ahead, sometimes, dear friends -- well, it just doesn't happen.  But that's no reason to miss a chance to make the day special!  Trust me: the kids don't care that this cake wasn't baked in our own oven!  A slice of this sweetness and a coloring page to work on while we watch a movie together this afternoon (after the Bronco game, of course) -- and we have a good Christ the King feast day memory to tuck away in their little brains beside this morning's high Mass and prayer of consecration.  (And for me -- a few hundred more calories to work off next week...)

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