Thanksgiving is upon us! Remember that we have two Masses for that holiday. On Thanksgiving eve, Fr. Mike will preside at the vigil Mass at 7pm. That celebration will feature a talk on thankfulness given by Sr. MaryAnn Powers, the provincial of the C.N.D. order. On Thursday, Mass will be at 9am and I will preside. Thankfulness is the most basic virtue, when you have it, everything else, including faith, hope, and love fall into place. Have you ever met a thankful person who was mean or selfish? I think not.
Last Sunday night we had our first “Contemplative Mass” at 6pm. I was so pleased by the turnout, the mood, the atmosphere, the music, and the response.
The next one will be at 6pm on Sunday, December 3rd. If all goes well, it may become a regular part of our schedule. My hope is to do it almost every Sunday night in Lent, but time will tell. I did have a conversation about it with Bishop Caggiano and he predicted that it would be very successful. So, come and see!