Rev. Larry Snyder, President of Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA), issued his annual Thanksgiving message today with a heartfelt appeal to remember and help care for all in need:
“This uniquely American holiday is always a time to warmly gather with family and friends, to give thanks for life’s many blessings, and enjoy a bountiful harvest table.
“As we join in prayer and gratitude for Thanksgiving 2012, let us be ever-mindful of the more than 46 million brothers and sisters among us who live in poverty and might not have the means to enjoy what many may take for granted as a traditional Thanksgiving meal.
“This year, in particular, we must think of those who are still rebuilding their homes and lives after the destruction of Hurricane Sandy. The devastating effects of this storm serve as a reminder to all to give thanks for our blessings and to help those who may be affected by unpredictable disaster of any kind, be it health-related, due to loss of a job, or the result of nature’s potential fury.
“I ask all to join me on this national holiday in gracious prayer for the glories and joys that bless us, and in the hope that our own happiness opens our eyes and hearts to the needs of so many others.”
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