Thanksgiving Resources


While Thanksgiving is not a formal part of our Church calendar, the nature of our faith prompts us to give thanks on a regular basis to God, the giver of all things. This year we have many reasons to count our blessings and to pause to express our gratitude to the Lord.  Take a few moments to enjoy the features below and feel free to share your own ideas and sentiments.

Thanksgiving Family Favorite Recipes from the tables of our Catholic Moms

A Child’s Grace for Thanksgiving
source:  FIRST GRACES illustrated by Tasha Tudor

May God give us grateful hearts
And keep us mindful
of the needs of others.
For food and all the gifts of love,
We give thee thanks and praise.
Look down, O Father, from above,
and bless us all our days.

Thanksgiving Resources:

Additional Resources:

Catholic Encyclopedia article on Thanksgiving
from New Advent

Thanksgiving Proclamation by George Washington
from EWTN

The Importance of Saying Thanks
from St. Anthony Messenger Faith Filled Family

Send a Catholic Thanksgiving E-greeting
to Your Loved Ones

Thanksgiving projects and games for the kids


E-mail your favorite holiday recipe, tradition or idea to


About Author

Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of and the bestselling author of the Chime Travelers children's fiction series, The Grace of Yes, The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms. As a board member and frequent host on KNXT Catholic Television, Lisa has produced and hosted multiple programs and has appeared on EWTN and CatholicTV. Hendey hosted “Catholic Moments” on Radio Maria and is the technology contributor for EWTN’s SonRise Morning Show. Lisa's articles have appeared in Catholic Digest, National Catholic Register, and Our Sunday Visitor. Hendey travels internationally giving workshops on faith, family, and Catholic technology and communications topics. She was selected as an Elizabeth Egan Journalism Fellow, attended the Vatican Bloggers Meeting, the “Bishops and Bloggers” meeting and has written internationally on the work of Catholic Relief Services and Unbound. Hendey lives with her family in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Visit Lisa at for information on her speaking schedule or to invite her to visit your group, parish or organization.

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