Our Annual Harvest Bazaar was a tremendous success last weekend. A lot of hard work went into making it a fun day too. Thank-you to all of our bakers, helpers and those who prepared and barbequed breakfast and lunch. A bazaar of this magnitude cannot happen without your help and I appreciate everything you did in support of the parish. Many young people came to help from St. Paul Catholic Secondary School and I was happy to see all of them pitching in to help the parish. My parish ‘Dream Team’ and their husbands worked behind the scenes for over 2 months, organizing, cooking, baking and shopping for the day and I am indebted to them for their hard work. The children enjoyed the kids’ corner and I would like to thank all the teachers, ladies and moms who made it fun for them. Thanks to the members of the St. Vincent de Paul Society, our seniors group and resettlement, who supplied all the goodies and served in the tea room. The farmers market and the artisan home-made bread counter were both new this year and I would like to thank all those who baked, donated and sold the goods at these tables. Members of the Knights of Columbus also helped setting up the hall and serving lunch. Last and certainly not least, many thanks to all of you who came to support the bazaar. Without your presence on the day, our event would not be a success. So I thank all of you who came, had breakfast and lunch, purchased our items and had a great time in the process. Your support is very much appreciated and realized $5104.00 for St. Dominic Church. Many thanks to all!
A Thanksgiving Prayer
For forests tall and oceans deep, for canyons wide and mountains steep
For sunset skies of pink and gold, for every sunrise we behold
For Winter's snow and springtime's thaw, for Summer's warmth and Autumn's awe
For roofs that keep the rain away, for walls that hold it all at bay
For work that puts food on the table, for health and rest to keep us able
For friends and family around us, for years to come, may they surround us
For soldiers fighting for our peace, for days to come when wars may cease
For hope, so burdens won't enslave us, for thy forgiveness which will save us
For feast, and those with whom we share it. for loving hands that did prepare it
For all that makes this life worth living, we take this time on this Thanksgiving
To bow our heads and bend a knee, and pause to look around and see
For all that was, is, and shall be, we have none to thank, Oh Lord, but thee.
By Eddie Mallonen
Many thanks to Grace Manicone for the beautiful thanksgiving display on the altar this weekend.