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Thankful Thursday: And now, bless the God of all

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A turkey is seen in its enclosure at Seven Acres Farm in North Reading, Mass., Nov. 27, one day before the Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S. (CNS photo/Brian Snyder, Reuters) (Nov. 27, 2011)
A turkey is seen in its enclosure at Seven Acres Farm in North Reading, Mass., Nov. 27, one day before the Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S. (CNS photo/Brian Snyder, Reuters) (Nov. 27, 2011)

On this Nov. 26 we in the United States of America celebrate Thanksgiving Day.

Following pauses to say grace, it is no doubt a great deal of turkey will be consumed and much football will be watched. Belts will loosen and living rooms will fill to the brim with the conversation of family and friends.

While our secular Thanksgiving traditions can have much good in them, another great way to give thanks to the Lord is to go to Mass.

Find a Mass time near you HERE.

If you cannot make it to Mass, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has the day’s readings available HERE. The first reading for Thanksgiving Day comes from the Book of Sirach and begins, “And now, bless the God of all, who has done wondrous things on earth.”

In the second reading from St. Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians, he writes, “I give thanks to my God always on your account for the grace of God bestowsed on you in Christ Jesus.”

The USCCB also has a prayer appropriate for use on Thanksgiving Day as well. Find the prayer HERE.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Editor’s note: This story replaces the usual Throwback Thursday posted each Thursday at TheCatholicTelegraph.com

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