How do your parishes treat yesterday’s observance? I know Canadians have their Thanksgiving on October, so the same question applies. Any other nations with an official or semi-official holiday like that?
In Iowa, the neighborhood ecumenical Thanksgiving had longer traditional legs than the parish observance. Maybe your parish is part of that kind of celebration.
In my hometown home parish, otherwise villified in the St Blog’s rack, one year I got a phone call about 8:30AM. The pastor had forgotten to line up musicians for 10:00 Mass. Could I do it? Putting together groups like that on ninety minutes’ notice is interesting. It appeals to my sense of teetering on the edge of disaster.
What if you were sitting in the chair: how would you dictate the ideal liturgical Thanksgiving be celebrated?