Today: St. Peter Catholic Academy Students Organize Thanksgiving Food Drive & Prayer Service

Today: St. Peter Catholic Academy Students Organize Thanksgiving Food Drive & Prayer Service
Students at St. Peter Catholic Academy organize food drive for the needy.
Students at St. Peter Catholic Academy organize food drive for the needy.

The students of Saint Peter Catholic Academy (8401 23rd Avenue) will host a special Thanksgiving prayer service today at 11am – and they are inviting all southwest Brooklyn parishioners.

The service, which will take place at Saint Mary, Mother of Jesus Parish (2326 84th Street), concludes two weeks of Thanksgiving-themed events at the Academy, including a school-wide food drive and food pantry to feed the community’s needy on Thanksgiving Day.

Diane Maione, who oversees the student liturgy committee and is the sponsor of the Thanksgiving food drive, has been coordinating the prayer service under the direction of Principal Mary Lou Reitz.

“Our students have been enthusiastically involved hands-on in the planning,” Maione said. “The students of the liturgy committee invited the student chorus to sing, they chose the opening and closing prayers, the First Reading, the responsorial Psalm and the Gospel reading.”

Each class will also bring in an object or poster symbolizing the thing that they are most grateful for, which will be displayed during the Prayer of the Faithful.

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