Happy Thanksgiving

This year for the first time I celebrated Mass on Thanksgiving Day. To have a grateful attitude is basic for the Christian. To be grateful first of all reminds us that we are in a dependent relationship. We need God the Giver. Secondly, it puts us in the right relationship to Him. Through thanks we acknowledge his great gift. Yet we are so often ungrateful, and it often seems that the more we have the less grateful we are. So many prosperous Americans. So little gratitude. Finally, as Catholics we remember that ‘Eucharist’ means ‘Thanksgiving’, so every time we go to Mass we attend Thanksgiving Dinner.

This year our family are on our own. Ben and Maddy–our senior and junior in High School are helping me cook. To start off crackers with nibbles–shrimp, artichoke hearts, salami and olives. Then turkey with sausage stuffing, English style roast potatoes, American style green bean and corn casserole, Southern style sweet potato casserole with brown sugar and pecans on top. Dessert–sticky toffee pudding imported from England. Yumm!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16828626285395161596 Elsasser SC

    We have Mass at 10 at our PoP too1 What I really enjoy is singing the God save the Queen at the end of the Mass. I suppose it is to give thanks to God for the wonderful contributions of the mother country to our great country's humble beginnings!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08031465320721586310 Jackie

    Is it true that priests always get the cream of the crop? I mean good food …that sounds incredible except for the seafood . me no likeHappy Thanksgiving!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14833922604348675477 Tina

    Great blog, Fr. Dwight! I love the Norman Rockwell picture.. the grandmother in the picture resembles mine.Your menu sounded awesome…hope you enjoyed the feast!Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!