Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez

Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez issued a special Thanksgiving message Nov. 21.

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

On behalf of myself and the auxiliary bishops, I wish you and your families a Happy Thanksgiving! Each year, this national moment of gratitude provides us with an opportunity to reflect on our blessings and give thanks to God from whom all good things flow.

I am deeply thankful for all of you – priests, deacons, consecrated religious, and laity. We are so blessed with the many parishes, schools, and charitable ministries that do the work of Christ each and every day. Your steadfast commitment truly helps to build up the Kingdom of God here on earth and you are inspiring examples of Missionary Discipleship in action.

As we gather around the table with our family and friends on Thanksgiving Day, let’s remember that Christ’s love is the greatest gift of all. We can absorb it, reflect it, and give it to others. Know that you and your families are in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you abundantly with peace and joy now and always.

Sincerely in Christ,

Most Reverend Nelson J. Pérez, D. D.
Archbishop of Philadelphia