Thanksgiving 2022 at Holy Family Home
When George Washington proclaimed the first national celebration of Thanksgiving in 1789, he asked for Americans “to unite in giving God sincere and humble thanks for his kindness and protection, for his Providence and manifold mercies…” Sure, they had their political and social problems back then as we have ours today, but now, as then, Washington’s call to pause and count our blessings from our Great God seems right!
Here at Holy Family Home, we “unite in giving God sincere and humble thanks for his kindness and protection” daily. Day in and day out, time and again, gratitude for Divine Providence wells up in our hearts as we experience Divine Providence coming to us through our good benefactors and coworkers. However, it was awesome to celebrate these sentiments with our whole nation at Thanksgiving time. Together we sang with our Mother, St. Jeanne Jugan: “Blessed be God! Thank you, my God! He is so good, God!”
Pictured here are some generous volunteers from St. John Neumann Parish in Bryn Mawr, PA. This parish has been donating wonderful bounty for seven years, ever since a gentleman, Al Phelan, asked Sr. Veronica during her annual appeal in the parish if the residents of Holy Family Home would like some food for Thanksgiving – especially some turkeys! What began as six turkeys became 40 over the last 2-3 years! This year, five vans full of turkeys with all the trimmings—gravy, veggies, stuffing, cranberry sauce, condiments, even seasonal paper products—arrived with volunteers to unload them! Blessed be God! Thank you, my God!