This year, World Mission Sunday will take place on October 22. This is a worldwide collection for the missionary Church that provides emergency aid when disaster strikes, cares for refugees in war torn countries, and provides rural and health clinics and transportation for priests, catechists, religious and lay pastoral workers. It provides financial support for the daily needs of all missionaries. Please pray for the missions and by generous on World Mission Sunday.
Let us give thanks to God our Father for all His gifts He bestowed upon us this year. One of the joys of being a Christian is that we know whom to thank for our many blessings. Let us take some sacred time this weekend to remember the ways in which God has blessed us. And then thank God by reaching out to those who have less than we have! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! May we never cease to praise and thank God for all the good things in our lives. Below is a simple Meal Prayer which I encourage all of us to pray at our Thanksgiving Dinner! Blessings!
Thanksgiving Day Meal Prayer
Bless this food we have before us, O God.
Let it provide the nourishment we need.
Bless our family and our friends gathered around this table.
Let us be nourished by our love and care for one another.
Bless those who have less than we have.
Let our eyes be open to their needs.
Bless us as we bless Your Holy Name on this day of Thanksgiving.
Let us praise and thank you always in Jesus’ name.