The Marian student body and staff gathered for a Thanksgiving Prayer Service on Nov. 22. The event was centered on gratitude, and President Mary Higgins made an introduction highlighting the importance of being grateful for everything that blesses the Marian community.
Many moving parts made the service a success, including contributions from several clubs and classes. As students walked in, they admired the paper flower art pieces made by the Art Club.
Art Club meets every other Wednesday, but in order to get the Thanksgiving flowers done, they came in every Wednesday. “We like to do new, unique and seasonal projects. The flowers were a fall theme for the Thanksgiving Prayer Service and we plan on trying a Christmas project. We experiment with things from mixing medias to sketches to painting and origami,” sophomore Ashley Straub said.
The music was provided by various clubs and classes of Marian. Worship Choir and Select Women’s Choir led the service in prayer, and the Orchestra prepared and performed “In the Bleak Midwinter” by Gustav Holst.
Marian’s Mime Troupe stole the show with a rendition of the Parable of the Prodigal Son, narrated by Mrs. Michelle Delisi, while the Decade Darlings wrote and recited a prayer poem with special guest Sr. Lucille Beaulieu. The service ended with a slideshow of the year thus far created from photos from journalism students and Ms. Maggie Hinrichs, Digital Media Director. Seniors Sarah McMeen and Kaitlyn Baysa compiled the slideshow that featured each class song.