We know that this year has been rough, but still with all the chaos, we have so much to be thankful for. As you gather around the Thanksgiving table as a family, let your family take a moment to reflect upon what you are in a special way grateful for in your lives. As your Pastor, I am very thankful for your commitment to your faith, which has enabled you to live it out even during this difficult time, and for your continued support to your Parish, even if most of you are not able to come to Church physically.
One of the biggest blessings of my life is the unique privilege to serve you in St. Peter and St. Casimir Parishes. On this Thanksgiving Day I thank God for your countless expressions of love, prayers and encouragement. I am very thankful for the hours of selfless hard work by many volunteers, your involvement, enthusiasm and commitment in various activities of the Parish. They do not go unnoticed. I thank you all from the bottom of my heart and offer my prayers for you all.
This Sunday we celebrate, as the culmination of the liturgical year, the solemnity of Christ, King of the Universe. This feast has been established to give special recognition to the dominion of Christ over all aspects of our lives. Let us take it as an opportunity to consecrate ourselves to Christ the King and to pray for His mercy to heal the Universe from the devastation caused by the Corona Virus pandemic. Let us consecrate our country and the world that there may be peace in the social, political and economic orders and that Christ may kindle hope in the midst of darkness.
“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever.” – Psalm 136:1
God bless you
Fr. Arul Joseph V.