Bishop Stephen Wright has released a Pastoral Letter for the Feast of Christ the King, Sunday 26 November 2023:

The Solemnity of Christ the King. World Day of Prayer for the Youth 2023 “Come and See”

“Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

As we celebrate the Solemnity of Christ the King, our hearts are in reverent adoration of Jesus, our loving Lord and King. Today is the final Sunday in the Church’s Liturgical Year. The Solemnity of Christ the King is intentionally placed here to show that all creation and all authority find their fulfilment in Christ Jesus who is King of all that exists. Jesus reigns by the authority of love and service. If we wish to have true authority, we too must love and serve.

Today is also the World Day of Prayer for Youth. We acknowledge and seek to nurture the vibrant spirit of our young people. In every age the Church is called to pass on all that She is to the next generation. Our young parishioners must always be a priority in our prayer and in the life and mission of our diocesan family. We pray for our young sisters and brothers. We pray they will open their hearts to the love of the Lord and that they will discern their calling in life.” [continued]

Read the letter in full below

Pastoral Letter