Thanksgiving 2020

Even in the midst of so much uncertainty and sadness, it’s good to express thanks for the blessings in one’s life.

I am first and foremost thankful to God for his many blessings.

I am thankful for my family – my wife and four daughters. We are all healthy and making the best of this situation. We are fortunate that our jobs are secure, even if we have had to rearrange our schedules to accommodate distance learning. And we are blessed to soon be living in a beautiful, brand new home.

I am grateful to our older children’s school for opening and for not abandoning our children on the sideline.

I am thankful to have the blessings of Holy Mass, in person every week. In one of those silver linings of this dreadful pandemic, my parish now has a weekly TLM, and that has been a wonderful addition.

I am glad that, despite the intense sadness of losing my brother this year, we all got to visit with him and be with him as he died, and were able to have a full Funeral Mass attended by all his loved ones.

I am hopeful that, with barely more than a month left in 2020, this miserable year will soon be behind us and we can look forward to better things in 2021.

Happy Thanksgiving all.