I pray that all of you had a most pleasant and family-filled Thanksgiving. I had a wonderful day with my family, it was filled with God’s blessings. We were all truly thankful to Him.
Of course, the best way to offer thanks to God is to attend the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Unfortunately, at St. Peter Catholic Church there was no Mass. Instead, there was an “ecumenical Thanksgiving service.” (See For the Sheep in Exile: Bulletin 2016-11-20.)
Nevertheless, the expensive, newly paved parking lot was filled with cars from all over Rappahannock County and from other states as well.
And true to form, as can be seen above, the RAPPAHANNOCK CLERGY ASSOCIATION got the word out and filled up that sinful parking lot. (Please see From St. Peter’s to St. Peter’s for why I think the parking lot is a sin.)
Interestingly, many of the cars had bumper stickers promoting liberal and progressive candidates and causes. Though they may have been hidden from view, the casual observer could find no pro-life or pro-family bumper stickers. Hmmmm!?
Jesus Christ is the Good Shepherd. He spoke to St. Peter and said, “Feed my sheep.”
Where is our shepherd?
And as far as the “ecumenical Thanksgiving service” is concerned – how many souls were saved?
As you may remember, this blog is dedicated to St. Francis de Sales. Through his work over the course of four years, 72,000 Calvinists were brought back into the Catholic Church. He was an awesome saint and I love this quote:
Now I return to what Joni Mitchell would sing: (Click here.)
Don’t it always seem to go
That you don’t know what you’ve got
Till it’s gone
They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot