Bishop O'Connell wishes faithful a 'Happy Thanksgiving'

July 29, 2019 at 12:37 p.m.

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Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., released his Thanksgiving message as a podcast for the Diocese of Trenton’s audio series, “Catching the Word,” and in its traditional print format.

In his message, Bishop O’Connell draws comparison between the celebration of the Eucharist, the definition of which is rooted in the Greek word for “thanksgiving,” and our American tradition.

“Although clearly different in purpose and content, our Eucharist and our Thanksgiving celebration are not entirely dissimilar. Both reflect gratitude to God for his gifts and blessings: the Eucharist, for the gift of Jesus Christ and the redemption he brought; Thanksgiving, for the gift of abundance God’s creation provides. Both involve a table and a meal: the Eucharistic altar and the food of Christ’s Body and Blood which nourishes the soul; the Thanksgiving table overflowing with food for the body.”

Bishop O’Connell later invites the faithful of the Diocese to begin their holiday season at Mass.

“This Thanksgiving, consider beginning your holiday at the Eucharistic table surrounded by the commu­nity of faith and, then, bring that grace gratefully to your own table, wherever that may be.

“Happy Thanksgiving!”

You can listen to Bishop O’Connell’s full message by visiting our podcast page,  HERE, or you can read the text of his message,  HERE.[[In-content Ad]]

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Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., released his Thanksgiving message as a podcast for the Diocese of Trenton’s audio series, “Catching the Word,” and in its traditional print format.

In his message, Bishop O’Connell draws comparison between the celebration of the Eucharist, the definition of which is rooted in the Greek word for “thanksgiving,” and our American tradition.

“Although clearly different in purpose and content, our Eucharist and our Thanksgiving celebration are not entirely dissimilar. Both reflect gratitude to God for his gifts and blessings: the Eucharist, for the gift of Jesus Christ and the redemption he brought; Thanksgiving, for the gift of abundance God’s creation provides. Both involve a table and a meal: the Eucharistic altar and the food of Christ’s Body and Blood which nourishes the soul; the Thanksgiving table overflowing with food for the body.”

Bishop O’Connell later invites the faithful of the Diocese to begin their holiday season at Mass.

“This Thanksgiving, consider beginning your holiday at the Eucharistic table surrounded by the commu­nity of faith and, then, bring that grace gratefully to your own table, wherever that may be.

“Happy Thanksgiving!”

You can listen to Bishop O’Connell’s full message by visiting our podcast page,  HERE, or you can read the text of his message,  HERE.[[In-content Ad]]
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