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St. Elizabeth Ann Seton plans Thanksgiving Mass

November 19, 2011

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church on Washington Avenue in Dunkirk will have a 10 a.m. Thanksgiving Mass on Thursday. The Mass will be a remembering of all of the blessings of the past year. There will be a special presentation of gifts: a baby to represent new life which should be respected in all its forms and representing the hope of the world; the American flag as a symbol of ancestors who came to the New World in search of freedom and a better life; a key to the city of Dunkirk by Mayor Frey as a symbol of thankfulness for strong resources, the local workforce and leadership of the city of Dunkirk; a remembrance of military men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for the nation's freedoms; the flag of the church united under Peter and now Pope Benedict; fruits, vegetables and other produce from the great bounty of this earth; the Holy Word which lights up minds and inspires hearts each week in the ways of discipleship; bread and wine to be changed into the body and blood of our Savior Jesus Christ; and treasure, for stewardship of the poor, needy and underprivileged and to ensure that the church's works of mercy continue.



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