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.

Thanksgiving Resources:

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

from Kidsdomain.com

E-mail your favorite holiday recipe, tradition or idea to