Bishop William S. SkylstadBishop emeritus,Diocese of Spokane,former USCCB President
Angela Perez Baraquio GreyCatholic educator,Miss America 2001Author of the faith-based memoir,Amazing Win, Amazing Loss:Miss America Living Happily, EVEN After
Bishop Donald HanchonBishop of the Archdiocese of Detroit
Tom KendziaRenowned Catholic composer,producer and musician
Rev. Michael White and Tom CorcoranAuthors of the landmark bookRebuilt: Awakening the Faithful,Reaching the Lost and Making Church Matter
November brings raking leaves, mid-term exams, plenty of football, and the beginning of our Christmas plans. But for those in the U.S., November’s highlight is that great national holiday, Thanksgiving. It’s wonderful to have a day to call attention to the need for gratitude, but this holiday also reminds the Christian steward that every day should include thanksgiving because gratitude is essential to discipleship. Feeling a deep appreciation for the giftedness of our lives can’t be confined to one holiday when we spend a few minutes around a laden table remembering our many blessings. Neither can gratitude become a rote response.
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Cardinal Edmund Szoka1927-2014
We stand before you, Holy Spirit,conscious of our sinfulness, but aware that we gather in your name.
Come to us, remain with us,and enlighten our hearts.
Give us light and strength to know your will, to make it our own,and to live it in our lives.
Guide us by your wisdom, support us by your power, for you are God, sharing the glory of Father and Son.