If you can’t be together with family and loved ones this Thanksgiving, Neumann Goretti offers you this special prayer of Thanksgiving gratitude from our board chair, the Right Reverend Richard J. Antonucci, O. Praem., a Norbertine priest and a 1963 alumnus of Bishop Neumann High School, one of the legacy schools that became Neumann Goretti:
O Lord, our God, You have provided so much for Your people.
To our mothers and fathers in faith and indeed to us as well
You have provided new life in and through Our Lord, Jesus Christ.
During this time of challenge, Lord, we gather around a table
We offer You thanks for the many and wonderful gifts You’ve offered us…
gifts of plentitude and grace,
gifts of peace and prosperity if and when we seek Your way.
Lord, during this time of Thanksgiving, we ask You to continue to
be with us…
Be with us in our world, in our country and in our families
(some of whom are gathered around this table).
Please give us grateful hearts not only today but tomorrow and for
weeks and weeks afterwards
Help us to share the many gifts You have offered to us
particularly with our sisters and brothers in need.
Let this Thanksgiving be a true THANKSGIVING of mind, heart, and soul.
We praise and thank You for our saintly mentors, Maria Goretti, and
And we offer You our own thanks in and through Your Son, Jesus Christ,
in Whose name we pray.
Our hope is that this prayer will bring you closer with those you love, whether they’re in person with you or staying in touch from a safe and healthy distance. Please share this prayer with anyone you know who can use these words from Fr. Richard, inspired by God, to have a peaceful and rewarding Thanksgiving Day.
With warmest regards for a Happy Thanksgiving, I remain,
Duke Doblick, CFRE
Director of Institutional Advancement