Community Contributes to Prayer Book

Kaia Preus

Prayer is an integral part of religion classes, monthly Mass, and daily life for BSM students, but now there is a new opportunity for students to share in the creation of BSM’s own prayer book. This book will have traditional prayers, but the majority will be written by students, members of the faculty and staff, and parents within the Benilde-St. Margaret’s community.

Any student is invited to submit a prayer via e-mail to Mrs. Mary Beth Liekhus of the campus ministry office at [email protected] by April 11. Prayers can range in focus from coping with loss to times of success and happiness. “I’m hoping that we get a lot of submissions,” said Mr. Mike Jeremiah, campus minister. “We’ve never done anything like this before…and the whole community is coming together to make this book happen.”

The liturgy committee will help with selecting prayers and putting the book together. This project “is kind of a one-time thing,” said religion teacher Ms. Holly Hoey-Germann,who is leading the project. “[Therefore] it’s a great opportunity to be a part of this and it will be something special for a long time to come. Students should take advantage of this chance,” she said.