The real first Thanksgiving in America happened 56 years before the Pilgrim Thanksgiving. It had European settlers and Native Americans gathering together just like the Pilgrim Thanksgiving; but it was more of a religious celebration than the Pilgrims. Learn about it by clicking here: First Thanksgiving
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ABOUT THIS WEBSITE:
It is the purpose of this site to help Catholics grow in holiness and in their relationship to Jesus and His Church. There will be frequent articles and media presentations from various Catholic sources, as well as a page for shared prayer requests and a page for answered prayer and other witnesses of how the Lord is working in your life. There is also a page to ask Deacon Marty any questions about the Church or this website. We also have a page to provide links to other useful Catholic websites. May our good Lord bless you.
ABOUT DEACON MARTY:
Deacon Marty McIndoe is a Roman Catholic permanent deacon in the Diocese of Rockville Centre on Long Island, NY. He was in the first class of deacons for the diocese and was ordained on October 4th, 1980. He also follows Franciscan spirituality as a member of the Society of Franciscan Deacons. He has done numerous speaking and teaching events within the Long Island area, as well as published articles and blogs, and is currently working on his first book. He has been actively assigned to St. Francis de Sales in Patchogue New York since his ordination. Deacon Marty prides himself in following the teaching Magisterium of the Church and in his commitment to obedience to his bishop. He also tries to follow his call given to him on his ordination day when his bishop handed him the Gospel book and said, “believe what you read, teach what you believe and practice what you teach.” Deacon Marty, a former Methodist, converted to the Catholic Faith in 1972.
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