The Lectionary suggests a choice of texts from the readings to be used “In Thanksgiving” (#943-947) in the Masses for Various Needs and Occasions. Special prayer texts for the day are in The Roman Missal. See the Book of Blessings for a special Thanksgiving Day Blessing of Food (#1755-1780).

Suggested texts:
Sirach 50:22-24. The conclusion of the lengthy “praise of ancestors” offers a doxology praising God “who has done wondrous things on earth.”

Psalm of the Day: Psalm (144) 145. This acrostic hymn teaches the reasons for giving thanks to God who is both awesome and gracious.

Abres Tú la Mano, Señor (Cortés) FYC 275
Abres Tú la Mano, Señor (García) FYC 276
Alabaré Tu Nombre/I Will Praise Your Name (Cortés) FYC 274
Bendeciemos por Siempre (Robalcava) Cantos del Pueblo de Dios (WLP) 84
Bendeciré Tu Nombre/I Will Praise Your Name (Schiavone) FYC 273
I Will Bless Your Name for Ever ( Jordan ) LMGM 538
I Will Extol You, My God (chant) BFW204, 285
I Will Extol You, O My God (Kreutz) CH 155
I Will Give You Glory, O God (Sullivan) CH 156/WC 478
I Will Praise Your Name (Carroll) RS 194
I Will Praise Your Name (Haas) GC 137/GC2 76/RS 193/WC 479
I Will Praise Your Name (Smith) GP 281
I Will Praise Your Name (Sullivan) WC 448
I Will Praise Your Name for Ever (Roberts) LMGM 539/RS 192/WC 480
The Lord Is Gracious and Merciful (O'Carroll) CH 158

Ephesians 1:3-14. Paul lists the reasons that Christians should give special thanks to God: for election, redemption, and the Holy Spirit.

Matthew 11:25-30. Jesus offers thanks to the Father.

Songs for the Liturgy
Because of the nature of this celebration, congregations at a Mass on Thanksgiving Day may be more inclined to sing some of the old standards associated with this festival.

All My Days (Murray/Schutte) GP 701/JS 353/MI-BB 592
All Praise and Glad Thanksgiving GP 415/JS 421/MI-BB 712
All Things Bright and Beautiful CH 594/RS 635/WC 737/WOR 505/WS 627
All Who Hunger, Gather Gladly GC 820/GC2 817/RS 845
Cantad, Naciones, al Señor ( Old Hundredth ) Cantos del Pueblo de Dios (WLP) 170
Cantaré Alabanzas al Señor FYC 621
Come, Ye Thankful People, Come CH 629/GC 564/GC2 552/GP 705/JS 359/LMGM 205/RS 706/WC 987/WOR 759/BB 208/WS 815/GP3 634
Father, We Thank Thee, Who Hast Planted CH 374/GC 568/GC2 547/RS 705/WC 656/WOR 558/WS 560/GP3 632
For All the Blessings of the Year WC 983
For the Beauty of the Earth CH 562/GC 572/GC2 548/GP 704/JS 464/RS 697/WC 986/WOR 557/MI-BB 590/WS 816/GP3 633
For the Fruits of This Creation JS 418/RS 704/WC 988/WOR 562/MI-BB 424 /WS 818
For Thy Gracious Blessing CH 597/JS 360
From All That Dwell Below the Skies CH 563/JS 447/WC 946/WOR 521/WS 779
Give Thanks to the Lord (Schutte) GP 699/JS 727
God of Adam, God of Joseph (Kaan) GC 893/GC2 870/RS 960
God of Eve and God of Mary (Kaan) GC 892GC2 871//RS 959
God of Our Fathers CH 660/LMGM 322/RS 966/WC 10293/WOR 764
God, Whose Giving Knows No Ending (Edwards) RS 794/WC 824/WOR 631
Gracias Cantos del Pueblo de Dios (WLP) 180
Gracias, Señor (Cortés) FYC 726
Gracias, Señor (de Terry) FYC 643
Gracias, Señor (Gabaráin) FYC 647
Great Is Thy Faithfulness LMGM 242
In the Lord I'll Be Ever Thankful (Berthier) GC 566/GC2 546/RS 703/GP3 639
Let All Things Now Living CH 567/GC 567/GC2 551/LMGM 180/RS 707/WC 984/WOR 559/MI-BB 591/WS 814/GP3 635
Meadows and Mountains (Schutte) GP 703/JS 743
Now Thank We All Our God (1) CH 570/GC 565/GC2 545/GP 700/JS 339/LMGM 208/RS 700/WC 985/WOR 560/BB 198/WS 817/GP3 636
Sing to the Lord a Joyful Song WOR 532
Sing to the Lord of Harvest CH 630/WC  
Song of Thanksgiving (Weston/Norbert) JS 361
Te Damos Gracias (Espinosa) FYC 645
Thank You, Lord LMGM 206
Thanksgiving Carol CH 627
To God with Gladness Sing CH 577
We Gather Together CH 558/GC 571/GC2 549/GP 698/JS 344/LMGM 307/RS 709/WC 916/WOR 760/BB 202/WS 762/GP3 638
We Plow the Fields and Scatter CH 628