Went to mass yesterday at 9 am on Thanksgiving Day (for the first time in my life that I can remember).
FULL Church (though the usual 7 am mass was cancelled).
Multiple priests co-celebrating (pastor gave the homily).
Pre-mass: a military color-guard of three … two held flags, American and Vatican … while a third read a Thanksgiving Day greetings from the President, recounting the national holiday as one of peace between neighbors and gratitude to God for blessings granted.
While there was not a “Thanksgiving Day liturgy” selections of hymns included “Table of Plenty” and another one that I can’t remember the name of … that nonetheless blended the sentiments of Thanksgiving to both God and fellowship with neighbors appropriate to the day.
Before dismissal, the congregation blessed a Eucharistic Minister and a Troop of scouts (young adults, both genders) who’d gathered big, Santa-like sacks full of food for the poor.
Thanks to all who posted here, whatever views or feelings you shared. And I hope your Thanksgiving was one that refreshed and blessed you.