First Down (November 19, 2017)

Dear Friends,

Many of us want to make and keep a tradition. The tradition of giving thanks has been important to humanity. A tradition this time of year might be food and football, as these outward signs can be reminders that the weeks ahead can touch the human heart. There can be a realization of how thankful we are for everything we have received, and we then have a spirit of generosity towards others. My prayer for all of you is safe travels, peaceful gatherings, welcoming guests, great food and good conversations. Happy Thanksgiving!

This weekend at all our Masses we will be reminded of our baptismal call to serve and share the abundance of blessings that God has blessed us with. As we all reflect this Thanksgiving on everything we have received, we also reflect on our need to share with others.

Please give serious thought regarding what commitment we can make to share, serve and praise God. I will be praying for all parishioners to share God’s goodness with all of those this Parish Community serves. I look forward to seeing many of you at the 9:00 am Mass on Thanksgiving Day. There will be hospitality of coffee and muffins after the Mass.

Peace in Christ,

Fr. Eric