This coming Thursday, we will celebrate Thanksgiving. This is a wonderful opportunity for us to come together with family and loved ones and reflect about everything for which we are thankful.
We can all think back to people who have been so important to us along with special events that have taken place. As we do this, we can recognize so much for which we are thankful. As we gather around the table, we can share with one another something for which we are particularly thankful.
Mass will be celebrated here at St. Joseph's at 9:00 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning. As we look throughout this past year as well as our entire life, we can come to mass and thank God for the many gifts He has given us.
Today in the Catholic Church we celebrate the feast of Christ the King. Jesus' kingship represents the greatest gift for which we are thankful..... the gift of eternal life.
Jesus was a humble king. He showed his greatest power by giving his life for us. By his dying and rising, he gained for us forgiveness of sin and the gift of eternal life. So when we think of everything for which we are thankful, let's be sure we remember the greatest gift of all..... the gift of eternal life.
Happy Thanksgiving to all of our parishioners and your families.
Sincerely in Christ,