Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Tim on Thanks

Lest anyone had visions of Tim Dolan riding a float in Thursday morning's Macy's Parade, you can sleep in -- the Gotham prelate's gone home to St Louis to spend Thanksgiving with his Mom... but not before one last breakneck day that included meeting with his Priests' Council, a turkey giveaway in the Bronx... and a blog-post on the holiday's greatest gift of all:
I can’t say it often enough: no matter what happens in my life, no matter how many blessings I receive, there will never be anything for which I am more grateful than to have been the son of Robert and Shirley Dolan. I am very much looking forward to spending a few days with Mom, to celebrate this special holiday with her, and to taste once again what I still consider to be the best pumpkin pie anywhere in the world.

It is my sincere prayer that your Thanksgiving will be similarly filled with a realization of the Lord’s blessings for you and your family.
Again, to one and all, every joy and grace of Thanksgiving and the weekend -- safe travels, good times... and, of course, buoni appetiti.

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On one last note from Timworld that might be useful for some calendars out there, the date of his successor's Milwaukee installation has finally been set: Archbishop-elect Jerome Listecki's inaugural Mass will take place in St John's Cathedral on Monday, 4 January, at 2pm.

PHOTO: Michelle Anna Pagano/Archdiocese of New York