Dear Friends, today as we take time out as a parish to give thanks to God for all of the graces and blessings that He has bestowed upon us, we recall that for us, as Catholic people, to give thanks is something that we do constantly. It is not something we do only once a year, but it is something we do every day.

On behalf of the of the parish, I also extend our gratitude to all of you. How grateful we are for your faithfulness, for your union with Christ. You make our jobs much easier when you are trying to do what is right, when you are trying to grow in holiness, when you want to be able to hear the Word of God and to put it into practice in your lives.

It is a very difficult thing to stand up and preach to people who do not want to hear it. But it sure makes my life a lot more pleasant when I get to stand up and preach to people who do want to hear the Gospel.

So, I am very, very grateful to each one of you and to all the members of our parish for that kind of faithfulness and that desire to serve Our Lord by embracing the Gospel message. Wishing You All a Very Happy Thanking Day.

Fr. Joseph Dovari