WHERE: St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 1500 Brookdale Road , Naperville . Web site: stapostle.org.
WHO: Parishioners of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church
WHY: To celebrate prayerfully the national holiday
FOR INFORMATION: Kate Cuddy, director of music and liturgy (630) 355-8980, ext. 112 or email@example.com.
An excellent holiday photo opportunity presents itself at a special Thanksgiving Day Mass when the bread and wine parishioners will use at their dinner tables will be blessed. Before Mass, parishioners leave their bread and wine on decorated tables set up in the main aisle of the church; they reclaim their items at the conclusion of the service.
Another highlight of the Mass is the ad lib prayers of thanksgiving offered by parishioners. The Rev. Joel Fortier, principal presider at the Mass and pastor of St. Thomas the Apostle, walks through the church, handing a microphone to anyone, youngster as well as retired person, willing to thank God aloud for the past yearís blessings.
St. Thomas the Apostle, a parish of the Diocese of Joliet, strives to bear the Good News of Godís unconditional love to all generations through worship, faith formation, witness and service. Organized in 1984, the St. Thomas faith community numbers more than 3,300 households of more than 11,000 people. Complete news and information on parish events, guest speakers and special programs can be viewed at www.stapostle.org. For general parish information please call (630) 355-8980.
St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church is located on Brookfield Road , just west of Raymond Drive , one block north of Ogden Ave.