Each year as Thanksgiving approaches, we become more “mindful” of the blessings that God has bestowed upon us. For so many of us, family and friends are at the top of our list. We give thanks for the food that we have on our tables and the homes that shelter us from the weather. Let us add the special blessing of Stella Maris Academy to our list as well. We are so grateful for the support of our pastor, Fr. Pat and the parish community of Mary, Star of the Sea, along with the dedication and love of all the faculty and staff at this very special school. May we all have a joyful, peace-filled Thanksgiving holiday with loved ones, creating memories that will last a lifetime.