The many, many priests that we serve will be remembering you in a special way at their Holy Masses this Thursday.
On behalf of the thousands of Catholic priests who have contacted us for help over the past ten years, we wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!
I ask you to please consider making a special Thanksgiving donation for those priests who are urgently waiting in line for much needed financial support from us. Our fund can only support so many, but with your help, we can support so many more priests this Thanksgiving!
Many of these suffering priests will be alone for Thanksgiving. Hearing of your support will be such an encouragement to them, and lift their spirits from the loneliness they may be feeling on Thanksgiving Day.
Please click below to make your special Thanksgiving gift for a suffering priest:
Thank you again and may Our Lady of Priests be your health and your protection this Thanksgiving.
HSH adds this… From The Deacon’s Bench:
An interesting bit of trivia is that the first American Thanksgiving was actually celebrated on September 8, 1565 in St. Augustine, Florida. The Native Americans and Spanish settlers held a feast and the Holy Mass was offered.
A second similar “Thanksgiving” celebration occurred on American soil on April 30, 1598 in Texas when Don Juan de Oñate declared a day of Thanksgiving to be commemorated by the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.
The Catholic origins of Thanksgiving don’t stop there. Squanto, the beloved hero of Thanksgiving, was the Native American man who mediated between the Puritan Pilgrims and the Native Americans. Squanto had been enslaved by the English but he was freed by Spanish Franciscans. Squanto thus received baptism and became a Catholic. So it was a baptized Catholic Native American who orchestrated what became known as Thanksgiving.
And, of course, let’s not forget (as the essay points out) that the word “Eucharist” means “Thanksgiving.”
Now, just sayin’… I have about $100.00 bucks in the checking account right now, so I’m O.K. for now. But these guys are not. Opus Bono is stretched way beyond its capacities. They do great work, working themselves, really, to death, day in and day out, for our priests who have been marginalized unjustly or otherwise, but also unjustly. In thanksgiving, please consider donating to Opus Bono Sacerdotii as part of your Thanksgiving festivities. MAKE BLACK FRIDAY INTO BLACK AND WHITE FRIDAY (especially since that Friday starts – what? – today?)