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The End of the Liturgical Year

On Sunday 24th November, we celebrate the last Sunday of the Church year with the Feast of Christ the King.

We begin a new year the following week with the season of Advent.

The liturgical year, which has been passed down to us by tradition, and which never ceases, is the heartbeat of Church life. Around and around we go.

From Advent to Christmas to Lent to Easter to Pentecost and the time after up through our remembrance of the dead in November during which in our Mass readings we anticipate the Second Coming of Christ.

The cycle of the liturgical year is meant to take us deeper into our lives of faith bringing us closer to God. We cannot sit by and let time pass on without changing either for better or for worse.

There is a sense of urgency in reflecting on the end of the liturgical year.

Which way are we going: towards God or away from him?

He is coming again whether we are ready or not.

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