... it just isn't a holiday with out Mass hijacks and indignant rants. Cheers.
Look, I love Thanksgiving and eating turkey till I pass out and wallowing in gluttony as much as the next guy... but why does this have to be reflected in the Mass with all kinds of kook boogery?
Case in point #1: the annual ecumenical interfaith worship service. blech.
Case in point #2: a parish, who shall remain anonymous ... but those who know me can probably figure it out... is having the parish write 'thank you' notes and place them in a basket. The basket of thank fullness will then be presented at the altar during Mass by high school and middle school youth. seriously. Blech.
Last time I checked... the mass was thanks giving... hell, "Eucharist" even means thanks giving. You don't really need all the extra liturgical B.S to drive it home... if you do, than you got bigger congregational problems than a basket of notes carried by groups of prancing kids can ever begin to scratch.