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While Thanksgiving is not a formal part of our Church calendar, the nature of our faith prompts us to give thanks on a regular basis to God, the giver of all things.  This year we have many reasons to count our blessings and to pause to express our gratitude to the Lord.  Take a few moments to enjoy the features below and feel free to share your own ideas and sentiments.

Thanksgiving Family Favorite Recipes from the tables of our Catholic Moms

A Child's Grace for Thanksgiving
source:  FIRST GRACES illustrated by Tasha Tudor

May God give us grateful hearts
And keep us mindful
of the needs of others.
For food and all the gifts of love,
We give thee thanks and praise.
Look down, O Father, from above,
and bless us all our days.





A special thank you 
to our friend Sassy, 
for sharing the following:

Thanksgiving Day is coming
just around the bend
Tis the time of year I
say thank you to my friends
This year seems extra special with
the blessings I've received
No way would I have thought
or even begun to conceive
How my Lord would so abundantly
bless me in my hour of need
Thank you for imparting sound
and loving advice
For being at my side when
I felt as cold as ice
For listening with patience
when I poured out my heart
For gently telling me
prayer was where to start
These words seem so inadequate
considering all that you have done
And to top it off
you filled my life with fun
I am so very grateful to
my Lord up above
For sending me such friends
whom I've dearly come to love
May the Lord be ever with you
as you travel life each day
Showering you with Blessings
at work and at play.


Additional Resources:

Catholic Encyclopedia article on Thanksgiving
from New Advent

Thanksgiving Proclamation by George Washington
from EWTN

The Importance of Saying Thanks
from St. Anthony Messenger Faith Filled Family

Send a Catholic Thanksgiving E-greeting
 to Your Loved Ones

 Thanksgiving projects and games for the kids



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