Bulletin Letter – 11/20/22

Dear parishioners,

Thank you to all who stayed for coffee and donuts after the 8:30 and 10:30 Masses last weekend; I hope to make that a more regular event.  We will not be able to do it every Sunday, but perhaps we can make it happen on a monthly basis.  Stay tuned for more details.

With the Thanksgiving holiday this week, I would like to remind everyone that we will have Mass on Thanksgiving day at 9:00 AM in Paulding.  However, we will not be having Mass on Friday because I will still be at home visiting with my family.

That being said, know of my prayers for a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving holiday with friends and family!  I always think it is worthwhile this time of year to read President Lincoln’s proclamation, declaring Thanksgiving a national holiday in 1864.  The whole text is brief; here is the latter half:

Now, therefore, I, Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, do hereby appoint and set apart the last Thursday in November next as a day which I desire to be observed by all my fellow-citizens, wherever they may then be, as a day of thanksgiving and praise to Almighty God, the beneficent Creator and Ruler of the Universe. And I do further recommend to my fellow-citizens aforesaid that on that occasion they do reverently humble themselves in the dust and from thence offer up penitent and fervent prayers and supplications to the Great Disposer of Events for a return of the inestimable blessings of peace, union, and harmony throughout the land which it has pleased Him to assign as a dwelling place for ourselves and for our posterity throughout all generations.

Blessings to you all!

Fr. Ammanniti