Last week we had the teaching Mass and it was very successful. I have had good feedback and I would like to thank the people who made the effort to come out on Thursday night. I will be conducting another teaching Mass in the Spring, so stay tuned for a date and time.
This weekend we will see our confirmation candidates return from the retreat. St. Dominic Parish is blessed to have about 60 young men and women who will be confirmed in April. We thank God for His blessings. The young people are the future of our Church and I would ask that we all keep them in our prayers in a particular way as they grow in their spiritual life.
This weekend is also the last weekend of Ordinary Time. Next weekend we celebrate the feast of Christ the King and then we begin Advent. As the liturgical year draws to a close, let us take some time to reflect on all the blessings that God has bestowed upon us over this last year. Sometimes we can get so wrapped up in looking forward, that we forget to be thankful for the Blessings we already have. I believe that it is no coincidence that Thanksgiving falls just before Advent, the beginning of a new Liturgical Year. Take some time to review all God has done and let this Thanksgiving not get lost in parades, football and preparing for Christmas, but let it be a true day of thanks to God.
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