Thankful and Blessed at Marist in November

This year Marist dedicated November to be grateful for inclusivity, diversity, community and giving back. Events were hosted throughout the month from a food drive to a prayer service.

Natalie Goo, MHS News Club Writer

Marist brought in November with an All Saints’ Day mass allowing our community to get together and celebrate.
It was later announced that the annual Thanksgiving Food Drive would run beginning November 3rd to November 18th. Marist partners with Our Lady of Tepeyac to collect canned foods to share with families in need.  This tradition, that has run for 15 years, encourages students to give back to the community and help families have a joyful holiday.
The week leading up to Thanksgiving, November 14th through the 18th, allowed students to write thank you cards to all faculty and staff during their lunch hour. A table was set up outside of the school cafeteria with a variety of thank you cards to be filled out.  Students were encouraged to write a few cards to any staff member to show their thanks.
Finally, to close out the month of giving, Campus Ministry organized a prayer service for students to attend. This served as a way for the community to unite and celebrate the diversity on campus. New voices were heard giving students the chance to hear  stories and learn lessons of inclusivity.
With plans set in place for Giving Tuesday and the annual Christmas Drive, Marist will continue to show their appreciation for years to come.