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November 22, 2020 - Solemnity of Christ the King

Dear Friends in Christ:

A Blessed Thanksgiving to you and your family! This coming Thursday we celebrate Thanksgiving Day! I think it is safe to say that this will be a Thanksgiving like never before! We celebrate this Thanksgiving in the midst of a worldwide pandemic with cases, unfortunately, rising in number day after day. We have all been advised by the State authorities and local health departments to reconsider any large gatherings, even with family, this year and instead make provisions for smaller gatherings. Sadly it is another special day taken away by the COVID 19 pandemic, or is it?

You see I love Thanksgiving! I love the fact that on this day families and friends “normally” come together around a table bursting with delicious food, sharing memories and stories of past traditions and family members which bring laughter and tears, and simply enjoy being together! I do want to make a note if this is your first Thanksgiving after the loss of a loved one, please know of my special prayers for you on this coming Thanksgiving Day. May the God of peace and comfort enfold you in His embrace.