From Father David Mendoza-Vela
Thanks Be To God
Thanksgiving is a holiday full of memories from childhood, traveling, and cooking. Thanksgiving is an attitude that permeates our entire lives and gives meaning to all we do.
Thanksgiving Day is a special time to remember the blessings we have received from God, so that we can be a more thankful people every day. The reasons for having grateful hearts make up a long litany: the gift of life itself, faith in a God who loves us and is very near to us, good health, loving family, caring friends, opportunities to serve, food on our tables, roofs over our heads. Yes, we have our times of doubt, our aches and pains, our family conflicts, and our economic struggles. But in spite of all these challenges, we are incredibly blessed!
Our Thanksgiving Day Mass will be on
Thursday, November 22 at 8:30 a.m.
Lord, thank you for walking with us through the seasons of our lives. For the winter, when we are held safe in your arms through the darkness. For the hope of spring, as we are filled with new promise and life. For summer time, full of warmth and color, And for autumn days as leaves fall to seed new growth. You are always with us. Amen.