Thanksgiving Message from Bishop Michael F. Burbidge

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The Thanksgiving holiday is upon us. It is a time in America when people of all faiths express their appreciation for God's abundant gifts, including life, faith, family, friends, country and the food many of us enjoy around a table filled with love and joy.

Our appreciation to God is reflected beautifully by the care and compassion we extend to our neighbors who are hungry, homeless, sick, lonely or struggling with the burdens of daily life. Remember, whatever we do for the least of God's children, we do for him. I ask you to pray for all who are vulnerable and do your best to support their needs.

Please know, in a special way, that I am so thankful for each of you-the priests, deacons, seminarians, consecrated religious and lay faithful-for your prayers and support. You are a special gift to me and our diocese! May we continue to encourage one another in the faith that unites us.

This Thanksgiving, may we say “thank you” to our gracious God, the source of all our good gifts. And may our lives reflect our appreciation in words and deeds. To all of you, happy Thanksgiving.