From Our Pastor...

Posted on November 16, 2023 in: Pastor

Dear Parishioners:

Thanksgiving inspires all but the hardest heart to pause and consider the things for which he is the most thankful. I am no different. Like everyone else in the United States, I make a mental and sometimes an actual list of things for which I am thankful, especially this year for the privilege to serve as your pastor.

My family is near the top of the list as is my health and my fellow priests and friends. Also at the top of my list is our parish family. Another thing very near the top of my list is this country that I love. However, the first thing on the list is Jesus Christ. This year let, our prayers continue for peace and justice in the Holy Land, in Ukraine, in our city and in our world, and prayerful blessings for those most in need.

Jesus is everything. Everything else on my list is a gift from him.

Psalm 100

A Psalm for giving thanks.

Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.

Worship the Lord with gladness;

come before him with joyful songs.

Know that the Lord is God.

It is He that made us, and we are his

we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving

and his courts with praise;

give thanks to him and praise His name.

For the Lord is good and his love endures forever;

his faithfulness continues

throughout all generations.

On Thursday November 23, 2023, we will celebrate a special Thanksgiving Day liturgy at 7 & 9 AM. I hope that many can attend; if you are unable to attend, our Thanksgiving mass will also be streamed. God bless you for all your generosity. Thank you!

Thanksgiving Blessings!

Msgr. John Shamleffer