Posts Tagged ‘Thanksgiving’

Giving Thanks This Day

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

Tweet Share Pin +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble “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 […] [Read more]

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

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

Tweet Share9K Pin1 +12 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble 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, […] [Read more]

Psalms of Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 27th, 2014

Tweet Share195 Pin1 +11 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble “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 […] [Read more]

Feasts in the Bible

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Tweet Share371 Pin2 +11 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble 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 […] [Read more]

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

Thursday, November 28th, 2013

Tweet Share Pin +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble 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 […] [Read more]

Prayer for Travelers

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

Tweet Share90 Pin1 +14 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble 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 […] [Read more]

Bringing the Light of Advent to “Black Friday”

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

Tweet Share108 Pin +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble 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 […] [Read more]

Thanksgiving – Our Civil “Holy Day”

Thursday, November 22nd, 2012

Tweet Share18 Pin +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble 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 […] [Read more]