Parish Family of St. Thomas of Villanova,
November is the month of that special day
of Thanksgiving. Since we are Eucharistic people, we must always be grateful to God for all of
His blessings. For what will you be grateful
for on Thanksgiving Day? And for whom will you be
grateful for, as well? We can never say
and pray thank you enough to God our loving
Father. I would like to share the following:
Thanksgiving Day Prayer
Thank you, Lord, for the gift of faith, that
strength, that power, that source within:
showing me the way, steadying my step
and offering me the hope I need
to make my way through all my troubles and
Thank you, Lord, for the gift of my Church and
: that wounded, rag-tag, joyful lot of saints and
sinners, seeking out your truth, growing in the gospel, reaching out to
others' needs in your love...
Thank you, Lord, for the people around me,
behind me and before me:
all who've shaped the person I've become; who've
loved me in more ways than I can know, who've
loved me when I've failed to love them in return; who've pardoned and forgiven me
who've shared with me their sorrows and their joys, who fill my heart with peace and who help me
trust and know with hope that you are always by my
And thank you, Lord, for people I've not yet
met, whose paths will cross my own as your Spirit guides
our ways... Thank you, Lord, for the mystery of
your presence: in the simplest and most ordinary
moments of each day and in the stillness, in the
quiet time I spend with you in prayer... Receive
thanks and praise today for you, Lord, are my God
from whom all blessings flow... Amen.
Help! We need five volunteers—to become a
Friend / Catechist to an adult with an
intellectual disability in
our GIFT (Growing in Faith Together) Ministry.
Please see the entire article on page 5.
The Palatine Police Department is collecting
new and gently used coats and winter accessories
month of November. Donations will be given to
15’s Community Closet to ensure all children will
the opportunity to be properly clothed in winter
months. Drop off is at the Police Department.
Thank you to FOSTOVS—Friends of St. Thomas of
their successful Bears game
fund-raiser last Sunday. One hundred and thirty
people showed for the Bears party. Needless to say, the
Bears were awesome winners and so were all who
Thank yous go out to our Knights of Columbus
Ghost Council who donated new children’s coats to
Thomas so that we can help keep our children warm
for the winter.
Rev. Thomas R. Rzepiela
P.S. Pray for the people of Paris.
P.P.S. Did you sign up yet?
(See Bulletin page 9)
P.P.P.S. Go Palatine Pirates!