Dear People of God,

Community - a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals. (Webster)

The first Thanksgiving was about building and celebrating community. Getting together to share what they had in material goods, food, and fellowship with a grateful heart. We still celebrate Thanksgiving, but perhaps it has become a rote meaningless tradition for some. I invite you to make it new again. Come together with your faith community here at St. Pat’s. Bring your grateful heart to praise the Lord. Bring your family to sing. Bring fresh baked bread to exchange with others. Bring groceries to add to our food pantry for those who have so much less than we do. Then, take home that smile. Take home the friendly hello of your church neighbor. Take home a loaf of bread to share with your family. Go out and share the love and goodness of the Lord with everyone you meet. Truly celebrate the day that the Lord has made. Rejoice and be glad in it.

Thanksgiving Day Mass is at 9AM this Thursday in the Main Church.

Can’t wait to see you there.