Posts Tagged ‘Thanksgiving’

Giving Thanks This Day

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

“It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praise to your name, Most High, To proclaim your love at daybreak, your faithfulness in the night, For you make me jubilant, Lord, by your deeds; at the works of your hands I shout for joy” (Psalm 92). Not a day goes by when […] [Read more]

This Thanksgiving Day, We Join in the Thanks Offered by Our Holy Father

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

On this Thanksgiving Day, we again gather with our loved ones, joined by family members and friends around the dinner table, to thank God for the many blessings in our lives. For Catholics in the Archdiocese of Washington, this year’s Thanksgiving is even more special, as we thank God for the gift of Pope Francis’ […] [Read more]

Psalms of Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 27th, 2014

“I will praise your name forever, Lord” is the responsorial psalm that is sung at Mass on Thanksgiving Day (Psalm 145). It is part of the collection of Psalms that are called “Psalms of Thanksgiving.” The Psalms are often referred to as a school of prayer for the way in which they have captured the […] [Read more]

Feasts in the Bible

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

This week, Americans of different faiths celebrate Thanksgiving, our civil holy day, and gather around a table with family members and friends for a feast to offer thanks to God for all the blessings in their lives. The holiday also reminds us as Catholics how thanksgiving and feasts are central to our faith. Throughout the […] [Read more]

Give Thanks to the Lord for He is Good and His Love Endures Forever

Thursday, November 28th, 2013

It is said that the busiest travel season is Thanksgiving.  People trek all over the country, not to feast on turkey and pumpkin pie – they can have those at home without the expense and several hours traveling.  No, they go to spend time with family. In addition to family, some have discovered the joy […] [Read more]

Prayer for Travelers

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

For those who are traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday, I offer the following prayer: Let us entrust those of you who are traveling to the hands of the Lord. Let us pray that he will keep you safe and give you a joyful journey, and that as you travel you will praise him in all […] [Read more]

Bringing the Light of Advent to “Black Friday”

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

The use of the term, “Black Friday,” to identify the day after Thanksgiving has always struck me as appropriate given how swiftly our society turns its attention from thanking God for our many blessings to scrambling to the stores in the middle of the night to find a bargain on the “perfect gift” for Christmas.  […] [Read more]

Thanksgiving – Our Civil “Holy Day”

Thursday, November 22nd, 2012

Thanksgiving Day is the closest thing we have to a national holy day.  Even in the wake of the tsunami of secularism that has swamped our culture, on this day we Americans not only ask God to bless us, but we return thanks to God for the blessings we so abundantly and regularly receive.  In […] [Read more]