We wish you and your family a very happy and peaceful Thanksgiving Day! Bishop Pates is thankful for Pope Francis. "I am particularly grateful this year for Pope Francis and the light, the hope, the joy and the inspiration he provides for the human family," said Bishop Pates.
Lord, we thank you
for the goodness of our people
and for the spirit of justice
that fills this nation.
We thank you for the beauty and fullness of the
land and the challenge of the cities.
We thank you for our work and our rest,
for one another, and for our homes.
We thank you, Lord:
accept our thanksgiving on this day.
We pray and give thanks through Jesus Christ our Lord.
—from Catholic Household Blessings and Prayers.