Sheepshead Bay Students Help Feed the Hungry

Carol Donnelly, principal of St. Mark’s Catholic Academy in Sheepshead Bay, poses with students following their recent Thanksgiving food drive. Here, some of the eighth graders and early childhood students prepare to deliver the donations across the street to St. Mark’s parish food pantry.

After Thanksgiving Dinner

On Thanksgiving Day, overindulgence is often part of the holiday ritual. Dr. Ira Mayer, director of gastroenterology at Maimonides Hospital, Brooklyn, shares advice to help aid digestion.

Turkey Giveaway Makes Thanksgiving More Special

Close to 1,000 local residents and families struggling to make ends meet were able to sit down to a traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings this Thanksgiving, thanks to Catholic Charities.

Rethinking Thanksgiving After the Year of Mercy

THIS YEAR, Thanksgiving week starts right after the formal conclusion of the Extraordinary Year of Mercy. How do we incorporate what we have gained from the prayers, talks, readings and reflections that most of us took part in during the year to shape the way we think about and celebrate this Thanksgiving?

School Family Enjoys Thanksgiving Meal

Thanksgiving arrived early for one of Sheepshead Bay’s biggest families. St. Mark Catholic Academy came together to pray, eat and celebrate the gift of their school community Nov. 25.

Teen Newsflash: Eucharist is Thanksgiving

Since Eucharist literally means thanksgiving it seemed most appropriate for four new extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion to be installed at St. Agnes A.H.S., College Point, during the school’s Thanksgiving Liturgy.

Kearney Girls Save Thanksgiving

Students in Bensonhurst refuse to let people go hungry on Thanksgiving. The student council at Bishop Kearney H.S. sponsored a Thanksgiving food drive the week of Nov. 14.

George Weigel

A Thanksgiving Meditation

Shortly after jihadist murderers killed over 130 people in Paris, with seven of the terrorists blowing themselves up in the process, U.S. President Barack Obama spoke to the nation and described the massacres as “an attack on all of humanity and the universal values that we share.”

Effie Caldarola

Gratitude Is a Spiritual Practice

Like many families, during the holidays we try to focus on thankfulness by asking each guest at a festive meal to express that for which they are most thankful.