With tomorrow being Thanksgiving, the question is: what are we thankful for today ? Over the last decade, psychologists have discovered that people who recall their blessings are happier and healthier than the general population. That probably comes as no surprise. When we take the time to be grateful and express our gratitude, we feel better about ourselves and our lives.
Of course every day we should thank God for our jobs, our families and our talents. Beyond that we should thank him for his love for us. We are grateful because he is a God who created us and loves us beyond our comprehension. So much so that he sent Jesus into our world to save us. Through his death and resurrection, we have been set free from the bondage of sin. In addition, he promised us life with him forever in heaven. These truths of our faith give us so much to be thankful for.
Unfortunately it’s all too easy for us to focus on our daily problems and forget God’s blessings. It’s too easy to take for granted all that God has done for us and continues to do for us. So let us use this Advent season to grow in the virtue of gratitude. Let us ponder how we can express our gratitude both in worship and in action !
DeColores, Deacon Doug
Join us in prayer!
We encourage you to join us as we recite the Holy Rosary every night at 8PM! On Wednesdays, we pray the rosary via Zoom with the rector and rectora.
Resources for those not able to attend Mass
Daily Readings in English and Spanish from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops:
Prayers, readings for Mass, and additional spiritual readings are available at:
“Give Us This Day” a digital file of their periodical, which includes daily Mass texts. Visit GUTD.net and select “Digital” in the upper right of the screen.