We need to be people who give thanks to God in all things, as St. Paul tells us. Fr. Mike quotes St. Paul as he speaks of giving thanks, twice in the letter to the Colossians and once in 1Thessalonians. 

Gabriel Silva sings “It’s a Big Hearted Freedom” from Paul, a Musical (Music by Sally Wolf, Lyrics by Alicia Rowe) written by Fr. Mike and produced in 2009.

Calling St. Paul a “Lone Ranger”, Fr. Mike shows how Paul was a fundraiser, seeking financial assistance for the Christians in Jerusalem when he traveled to Turkey and Greece. Paul makes a connection between giving and a spirit of thanks.

Fr. Mike then shows how many times Jesus gave thanks. This section ends with the song “Love” from the same musical.

He explores the questions: Does God give thanks? What keeps us from being a thankful person?
Don’t miss Struck by God…Thanksgiving on: 

​​​1)  TCT on Sundays at 7:00 AM ET
2)  YouTube (Wordnet Productions);
3)  Diocesan Networks of Dubuque, Fresno, and Yonkers;
4)  Channel 17 Access San Bernardino (Sunday 5 pm PT)
5)  Our website ( 24/7. 


On the 18th of October 2017 Wordnet Productions launched its new 24/7 webcasting channel: The channel will carry interviews of Father Mike Manning, SVD, as well as SVD contributions from around the world. You will be inspired by Archbishop Fulton Sheen, various Religious Congregations and other Catholic providers.

Once on site, click on PROGRAMS to watch individual items/shows immediately. Click on the red LIVE button to watch the current live stream. Scroll down to see other programs in the Que.

In about two months the channel will be available on Roku, Amazon TV, Apple TV, Google TV, YouTube, etc.  Stay tuned and be sure to send us your comments and suggestions.   

"May Jesus' love for you make you smile!"
"I cannot endure to waste anything as precious as autumn sunshine by staying in the house. So I spend almost all the daylight hours in the open air."   Nathaniel Hawthorne

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