Interfaith Prayer Service at Saint John’s High School Unites School in Gratitude
Students from diverse backgrounds and traditions shared their stories and faith journeys.
The Thanksgiving Interfaith Prayer Service is a special day for Saint John's. With such a vibrant faith community made up of individuals from every faith background, this prayer service brings the students, faculty, staff, and administration together in a unique way.
Before Thanksgiving break, student reflections, prayers, and songs allow a moment of reflection on gratitude, gifts, and generosity. Highlighting the faith lives of Christian, Muslim, Hindu, and Jewish students emphasizes the unity not only of the Saint John's community, but of all people.
The Student Activities Council presented the food and donations gathered by the school to Fr. Jose Rodriguez. In addition to the food items for St. John's Food Pantry, this month's No Shave November program brought in over $2,500 for St. John's Parish and the American Cancer Society. This month-off from the no-facial-hair dress code for seniors and faculty was conditional upon participants purchasing and wearing a lapel pin for the month of November to support cancer awareness, and all proceeds supported those local and national causes.
Pictures from the service can be viewed here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/stjohnshighadmissions/sets/72157672954383183/
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