Today we as a church celebrate the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time. Our Scripture Readings today point to the end times. Next Sunday is Christ the King Sunday and that is the last Sunday over the year. It is hard to believe that on December 1st (Vigil Mass) and December 2nd we begin a new liturgical year with the First Sunday of Advent.
On Thursday November 22nd we as a nation celebrate Thanksgiving Day! We certainly have a lot to be thankful for. I certainly have a lot to be thankful for. I have a great Staff! I work in a parish with great parishioners! I live in a beautiful home. I have two great dogs! I get to work with phenomenal firefighters from many departments including Castle Rock and Denver! I get to work with phenomenal law enforcement officers! I am healthy. I have a great Bishop and great brother priests! So much to be thankful for. However I would like to remind everyone of something that was said to me. “Make everyday a day of Thanksgiving!” Every day give thanks for the many blessings that God has bestowed upon you! Every day I take time (several times a day) to stop and thank God for the many blessings that I am given.
From the bottom of my heart, I would like to personally express my thanks to Almighty God for the great blessing that each and every one of you – our parishioners are! You are indeed a blessing and my life is so richly blessed because of your presence in my life and in the life of our local community. You really do make a great difference! Keep doing the great work that you are doing! May God bless you all most abundantly! On behalf of Father Ricardo, Deacon Tom, Deacon Jacob, our Acolytes, my very hard working Staff – Happy Thanksgiving!!!