The VMA Parents Association began the Thanksgiving season with a prayer service on Tuesday, November 14, followed by breakfast in the cafeteria. The service included songs, the rosary, and prayer intentions. In closing, the group said this Thanksgiving prayer:
Good and gracious God, we come before You today united with all who give You thanks and praise.
Fill us with gratitude for Your many blessings,
Both physical and spiritual.
We thank You in particular this day for the gifts of community. Bless this Villa Community, Lord, that we may be nourished by Your love.
Bless our families, especially those who can’t be with us today.
Also today, we remember those of our family who have gone to be with You.
Grant us Your spiritual blessings and help us pray daily for the grace to serve You in response to Your bountiful gifts to us. Bless all who serve You throughout the World.
We pray this in the name of Jesus, Your Son, Our Lord.