As we give thanks to Almighty God for our many blessings during this time of the year, I would like to take this opportunity to extend my prayerful best wishes to you and your families for a happy, blessed, and healthy Thanksgiving.

Whatever your plans for Thanksgiving Day, I invite you to recite the Collect Prayer for Mass on Thanksgiving Day:

Father all-powerful, 
your gifts of love are countless 
and your goodness infinite; 
as we come before you on Thanksgiving Day 
with gratitude for your kindness, 
open our hearts to have concern 
for every man, woman, and child, 
so that we may share your gifts in loving service.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, 
who lives and reigns with you 
in the unity of the Holy Spirit, 
one God, for ever and ever.


Most Reverend Alfred A. Schlert 
Bishop of Allentown