Dear Parishioners and Friends, Near and Far,
Hope you are staying healthy and safe and happy. Unbelievably so, the holidays are just around the corner and we soon will be celebrating holy days too. But for now, Thanksgiving is upon us.
We have so much to be thankful for in spite of the virus. For the first time that I can ever remember I’m not buying a turkey, at least not a whole turkey. I bought a turkey breast for one or two guests, a cat and me. No matter what, we have to try to be safe for others and ourselves with masks, distance, and washing our hands.
I am sure you realize that the word “Eucharist” means Thanksgiving! And we are so blessed to be able to receive the Eucharist either physically or spiritually. On Friday, I celebrated my 44th anniversary as a priest and I have so much to be thankful for, especially since I have been assigned to be with you as your pastor and I’m still healthy enough to function. So say some prayers for me if you think of it.
With this virus we are reminded how we take so much for granted and every prayer that we say to God should be one of thanksgiving for all that has been given to us, especially grace. With the national holiday of Thanksgiving we pray for our country and of course we always pray for our church. Mass on Thanksgiving Day is at 9 AM.
Well, take care and talk to you the next round.
With Him and His Mom,