Posted by on Nov 18, 2015 in All, Around Campus, Mission + Service, Student Life | 0 comments

On Wednesday, November 18th, Mission + Ministry hosted its annual Thanksgiving Interfaith Prayer Service in Chapel in celebration of the diversity of religions and cultural backgrounds that comprise the Emmanuel College community.

Fourth-grade students from nearby Our Lady of Perpetual Help Mission Grammar School were in attendance to join Liturgical Music Director + Campus Minister Greg Paré and the Emmanuel College Chapel Singers on a few songs.


Rev. John Spencer, S.J.
Vice President of Mission + Ministry and College Chaplain

Hindu Prayer (Divine Blessing, Atharva Veda, c. 1500 BC)
Krisha Raval ’17

Muslim Scripture Reading (Holy Quran, Surah Dahr; 76:31)
Amira Abdelaziz ’19

Native American Prayer (Iroquois Prayer, adapted)
Keith Becker ’17

Christian Song of Praise (Lord, I Lift Your Name on High)
OLPH Mission Grammar School Students

Jewish Prayer (Psalm 118)
Andrew Yosinoff
Associate Director of Athletics + Women’s Basketball Coach

Christian Scripture Reading (Colossians 3:12-17)
Dr. William Leonard
Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean

Thanksgiving Reflection
Sr. Bárbara Gutiérrez, SND
Adjunct Campus Minister

Prayers of Gratitude
Rachel Piccirillo ’16 + Juliann Gavin ’16

Blessing of the Bread
Deirdre Bradley-Turner
Director of Community Service + Service Learning

Sharing of Bread
Sr. Janet Eisner, SND

Expression of Gratitude
Tony Krzmarzick
Campus Minister

Closing Prayer
Jeffrey Smith Jr.
Director of Multicultural Programs


OLPH Mission Grammar students and the Emmanuel Chapel Singers closed the service with “Malo! Malo! Thanks be to God!”