Polish Catholic community celebrates the Feast of Christ the King

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Polish Catholic community celebrates the Feast of Christ the King

Members of Hobart’s Polish community gathered together at St Therese’s Catholic Church in Moonah, for the celebration of the Feast of Christ the King recently.

The feast day was marked with a colourful and vibrant Mass, celebrated by Archbishop Julian, and a traditional procession of around 200 members of Hobart’s Polish Catholic community.

In celebrating the day Archbishop Julian spoke about the historical importance of the Feast of Christ the King (November 22) in declaring the universal kingship of Christ and how this kingship touches and shapes our nations and leaders.

He also talked of attempts to suppress and silence the Church, from aggressive political regimes throughout history to recent challenges to freedom of religion, and of the need to stay strong in faith.

“As Catholics we may sense that the powers of this world are too great to resist, however we know that the Kingdom of God will ultimately triumph,” he said.

Archbishop Julian also reminded parishioners of the sufferings of the Polish nation.

“For all the sufferings the Polish nation endured during the 20th century, the faith was not lost; in fact it was purified and strengthened,” he said.

“As Polish Catholics you know this so well.”

The procession involved the Polish community dressed in national costume; the singing of traditional Polish hymns; and special prayers before altars of importance to the Polish Catholic tradition, including the altar of Our Lady of Częstochowa and the altar of Saint Pope John Paul II.