Pastor's Page - November

Dear Parish Family,

November is the month of thanks and we begin it by remembering the one hundred and five individuals whose funeral liturgies we celebrated here at Blessed Sacrament Parish.   Each one of their lives was a precious gift from God and we give Him thanks for the opportunity we had in knowing and loving them.  In the Gospel of John chapter eleven Jesus says to Martha, “I am the resurrection and the life; whoever believes in me, even if he dies, will live.” The gift of faith warmly embraces our hearts with the reminder that we are far more than our earthly bodies and our loved ones are now in the hands of God.  Our loss is great but their reward is greater.

November is also the month when many families gather to break bread as a family and give thanks to God for their many blessings.  We love Thanksgiving and it reminds us to slow down long enough to say those transformative words; THANK YOU.  The prayer of gratitude widens our vision to see God in our everyday life and in every event in our life.  God desires to journey with each of us as individuals and as a community.  He just waits to be invited.  Prayer is that invitation.

Have a blessed Thanksgiving everyone – and thank you for all you do for our wonderful parish of Blessed Sacrament. 


Fr. Rick



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