Parish announcements this week

SUMA FEDERAL CREDIT UNION: 555 George St., New Haven, CT. Business hours: Tuesday 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Phone: 203-785-8805; Fax: 203-785-8677.

A Thanksgiving Prayer

We praise you, we bless you, we glorify you and we give thanks to you, O Lord, God and Creator of every good and perfect gift. You have blessed us with an abundance of gifts of this earth, and have filled your land with gifts of milk and honey. We pray you, never deprive us of your blessings. Grant that we who have shared in your gifts may prove to be a people of faith, love, mercy and righteousness. Give us due respect for all your creatures, for those who have come before us into this land, and those who are poor and in need of your mercy. Keep us from pride in our prosperity. Fulfill all the needs of those created by your hand, grant that they may realize their gifts and talents, keep them and us from all evil and temptation and grant peace to the world. For you alone are good and love mankind, and we give thanks to you, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, now and forever and ever. Amen.