Dear Parishioners and Friends,
As we celebrate Christ the King Sunday and prepare to gather next Sunday for our First Sunday of Advent, we will find ourselves gathered around Thanksgiving tables.
Please join us this Thursday for our Partner Parish Mass at St. Malachi at 9am, followed by a special breakfast as we enjoy fellowship in the lower hall with our friends who frequently visit our Back Door Ministry.
Wherever your Thanksgiving gathering takes you, may our hearts be filled with gratitude for all that God provides. Enjoy this simple prayer of gratitude by Kelli Mahoney:
Thank you, Lord, for the blessings you have bestowed on my life. You have provided me with more than I could ever have imagined. You have surrounded me with people who always look out for me. You have given me family and friends who bless me every day with kind words and actions. They lift me up in ways that keep my eyes focused on you and make my spirit soar.
Also, thank you, Lord, for keeping me safe. You protect me from those things that seem to haunt others. You help me make better choices and provide me with advisors to help me with life’s difficult decisions. You speak to me in so many ways so that I always know you are here.
And Lord, I am so grateful for keeping those around me safe and loved. I hope that you provide me with the ability and sense to show them every day how much they matter. I hope that you give me the ability to give to them the same kindness they have provided to me.
I am extremely grateful for all of your blessings in my life, Lord. I pray that you remind me of just how blessed I am and that you never allow me to forget to show my gratitude in prayer and returned acts of kindness.
Gratefully yours in Christ,