Fr. Mathai’s Weekly Reflection

THIRTY-THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Dear Parishioners,
Happy Thanksgiving Day

This is a God given celebration to make ourselves grateful and to manifest it externally. Thanksgiving Day is traditionally a day for families and friends to get together for a special meal. And Thanksgiving Day parades are held in some cities and towns on or around Thanksgiving Day. Also it is a time to meet family and friends.

Many people trace the origins of modern Thanksgiving Day to the harvest celebration. In some Eastern cultures, harvest is an important festival to thank God with religious rites and social celebration of joy.

President George Washington proclaimed the first national Thanksgiving Day in 1789. Now, this has become a federal holiday.

We take the occasions together to thank God for His manifold blessings and to show to one another especially to parents and elders that we acknowledge and are grateful for what they have done. And I take this occasion to thank you all for the many ways you help build the Parish Community. God bless you all.

Have a happy Thanksgiving Day!

✝ Fr. Mathai Vellappallil SDB
Pastor