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This week the nation celebrates the Thanksgiving Day holiday.  It is a chance for us to take time out of our busy lives to thank God for all the blessings He has provided us with in the past year, and to spend time with family friends or fellow parishioners.

It has been a tradition in the parish to prepare and serve Thanksgiving dinner for the community and for those in our parish who may be alone that day and would like a good home cooked meal.

Many people are alone and have no family near by and some will be alone on this holiday.  We invite all people from the parish to please come and enjoy a meal and some fellowship.  Some families come and make this a regular outing on Thanksgiving Day and help in the kitchen, serve meals and then their family stays for dinner. So there are many from the parish and outside the parish who attend.  If you need a meal delivered and wish not to come in please give Ellen a call and we can make some arrangements to deliver or if you wish to just come in and take home feel free to do so.

What better way for us to start the day than to thank God by attending one of the two Masses that morning.  We will have our regular 7 am Mass, that is  “the potato peelers  Mass“ as I call it.  Many of the people who work the dinner come over right after Mass to begin preparations.  There will also be a 9 am Mass for Thanksgiving.  Plenty of time to get your Turkey in the oven come to Mass and be home for the Thanksgiving Day Parade on TV.

We collect hats, mittens, scarves and other warm items for winter to be distributed at this meal.  If you wish to contribute drop your items off at the north entrance of the church this week or to the rectory. Thanks !

Happy Thanksgiving!