Aug 31, 2017
Homily given at the 9:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday, August 27, 2017, the 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time, by Fr. Ed Fride, Pastor, Christ the King Catholic Church. Fr. Ed explains how the first reading (Isaiah 22:19-23) and the Gospel (Matthew 16:13-20) are related, describing how the Pope, the Vicar of Christ, is analogous to the Old Testament steward of the king. Recent popes in particular have done a wonderful job of exhorting the faithful to go out to the world, tell people about Jesus, and accompany them in their journey to the Lord.
Alpha, which is starting at Christ the King in just two weeks, is a great way of accompanying people on their journey. After the homily, Pete Burak, Director of i.d.9:16, a young adult outreach of Renewal Ministries, shared about his experience with Alpha.
Key words: papacy, evangelism, Alpha