Orange County Cursillo |
Today I want to give thanks to God for our incredible Cursillo Movement in the Diocese of Orange and throughout the world. I especially give thanks to God for all of you. I spent most of this morning sending out greetings to about 50 family members and friends. Two of them live, one in Jerusalem & one in Bethlehem. Also to my friends living in England and Ireland. As I sent these notes I gave thanks to God for each of them by name.
In the special Gospel for Thanksgiving Day Mass, Jesus heals the ten lepers. Yet only one returned to give thanks to God. Surely this man must have been eager to tell many others of how Jesus had healed him. That’s what profound gratitude does. And when we think about it, everything we have, all that we are, is from God. Especially our friends and the loving relationships we have gained here on earth. We have so much to be grateful for !
Let us then have an attitude of gratitude. Such an attitude puts us in right relationship with God. We become aware that all we have been able to accomplish is a gift from God. We are aware that we can’t do it on our own. Poor in spirit, we are able to receive all the mercy and grace he desires to pour out on us !
Enjoy your turkey 🦃 and that other activity 🏈.
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:
Magnificat publication, a spiritual guide that includes daily Mass:
“Give Us This Day” a digital file of their periodical, which includes daily Mass texts. Visit and select “Digital” in the upper right of the screen.