This Thursday will mark our celebration of a national day of Thanksgiving. We must never consider that Thanksgiving Day was an American invention. Ceremonies and periods of thanksgiving are woven through the entire tapestry of history. We find them in the Jewish Calendar of Feasts, in other world religions, in European cultures and native practices of North America, South America, Asia and Africa. In the United States Thanksgiving was historically viewed as a holy day more than a holiday, where society ceased from their work and gave thanks to God for all His goodness. For Catholics, thanksgiving is a daily and weekly occurrence through the Mass, where the Eucharistic Sacrifice is our Great Thanksgiving. I am happy that we have people attending daily Eucharist to heighten our awareness of God’s hand in our lives.