This post is scheduled to “go live” at about the time my family and I will be sitting down to the Thanksgiving meal. If you are reading this, then I am finally starting to get the hang of this technology thing. Many people in our own families and communities (perhaps even some with whom we interact on the web or in person) experience the holidays as a difficult time because they have to scrounge resources together in order to provide a festive meal for family. There are also the anxieties which arise for many who have the delicate task of trying to maintain concord in the midst of strained family relationships. For all those who suffer in any way today, I pray that Our Blessed Mother will be your consolation. With Our Lady, we can bear our hardships (especially those unseen) with a Christian spirit and make them a pleasing oblation to Jesus, Our Lord.
Many people helped support the Saint Vincent de Paul Society in Billerica so that 62 families were able to receive the necessities for a Thanksgiving supper. Additionally, the students in St Theresa’s religious education contributed by decorating the boxes and making bags with turkey casserole for the families. Their example of loving concern lifts up my heart.
May you all stay close to Our Lord this Thanksgiving Day!