|The crucifix behind St. John the Baptist parish in Colerain, Ohio, at sundown|
“It is such a joy to have moments
like this to come together as a spiritual family.”
These are the words of Local Coordinator for
Apostolate Fr. Daniel Brandenburg, LC, discussing the Christ the King
festivities in the Ohio Valley.
Christi sections each celebrated the feast at parish and diocesan
locations the last weekend of November, 2012.
The celebration took place at the Our Lady
of the Apostles Family Center. Approximately 60 people
enjoyed the pleasant and relaxing setting, said organizer John Kube.
“Thanks to our Apostolic Administrator, Bishop Christopher Coyne,
for giving us permission to celebrate this event at our
Family Center!” he said. “We really appreciate the opportunity to
host this event at this special place, ‘our RC home’.”
Fr Matthew Summe, LC, celebrated
the Mass starting at 10:30 am, which was followed by
exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, a solemn rosary, confession, and
Fr Matthew gave a
talk to the adults and youth about perseverance and keeping
one´s eyes fixed on the goal of heaven in eternity. After lunch, Anna Richart gave a very "heartfelt
and entertaining" testimony on her experience last summer in the
ECYD Mission Corps.
|Jung Family gives testimony in Cincinnati|
Mass was held at 4:00 pm at St. Michael parish
in Worthington. Afterwards about 30 Regnum Christi members
and others attending met at Whetstone Park of Roses for
a pizza party, salads and dessert. The children
made a Christ the King table top card and decorated
a jewel for Christ’s crown, containing either corporal or spiritual
works of mercy that they were going to commit to
The RC men led the group in
a family rosary, and Zach Ratliff, who was home for
Thanksgiving from Sacred Heart Apostolic School, gave a testimony of
his experience at the school, highlighting his integral formation and
looking forward to his missionary opportunity in Mexico next spring.
Also, RC member Yvonne King
celebrated her 10-year anniversary with the movement, sharing a cake
in honor of the occasion!
Members and friends from Lexington and Louisville gathered for a
vigil and solemn rosary on Saturday evening, and then were
joined the next morning at the 11:00 am Mass at
St. Patrick’s parish in Louisville. The pastor, Fr. Martin Linebach,
welcomed Fr. Daniel Brandenburg, LC, and all the RC members
present and then joined the reception with over 100 people
after Mass. Jeff and Norma Schriefer shared their testimony
of the impact Regnum Christi has had in their lives.
|Regnum Christi members adoring the Lord in Louisville, Kentucky|
Also, about 10 women took on the cause
of “spiritual motherhood" in a special ceremony, committing to pray for a
greater Cincinnati area, approximately 150 members, friends and family joined
together at St. John the Baptist parish in Colerain. The day´s festivities began with testimonies from families whose
lives have been touched by their involvement with Regnum Christi
and the many people and apostolates associated with the movement.
“They gave witness to how
the movement brought their individual families closer to Christ and
continue to be a support to their life of faith,”
said RC member Jamie Chmiel.
Fr. Timothy Walsh,
LC, celebrated Mass with Fr. John Bullock LC concelebrating. Six local young men were altar servers.
“It was an honor for all of us present to
witness the dedication of the lives of our consecrated members
as they knelt before us to make their Devotional Renewal
of Promises during the Eucharistic Celebration,” said Jamie.
The Mass concluded with exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and
then a special Blessing of 24 women who made a
promise to adopt a Legionary Priest in prayer every day
for the rest of their lives.
Fr. Timothy then led a Eucharistic procession into the
day chapel where two new RC members were welcomed into
The celebration continued
with a reception in the cafeteria, while some stayed to
adore the Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. As
the adult´s enjoyed the company of their friends and family,
the young girls went off to celebrate the "King of
their Hearts" at a princess party. The boys
stayed for activities in the gym where Brother Michael Yaremko
read a story about the Cristero War and then they
played a game of “Federales versus the Cristeros.”
|In Cincinnati (from left to right) Fr. Fr. John Bullock, LC, Fr. Timothy Walsh, LC, and Brother Michael Yaremko prepare to celebrate Mass with the help of six local altar servers.|
After a full day of celebrating, one
participant captured a beautiful photograph of the sun setting behind
the crucifix at St. John the Baptist church, a reminder
to all as they were leaving of the beauty of
Christ the King in the world and in their hearts.
May Christ bless everyone who celebrated this
past weekend, anticipating the fulfillment of His eternal Kingdom. Long live Christ the King!