October 13, 2017
Prayer by Sydney ’18
Homecoming. For us students, homecoming is a time full of excitement. Our school spirit is at an all-time high with how amazing our athletic teams are doing, and everyone is looking forward to Saturday night’s dance. With so much happening around us, it’s easy to miss what the true meaning behind homecoming is. Homecoming is when Marist invites all Alumni back to campus to celebrate them being, well, back home.
The place we go back to at the end of every day is not our only home. A home is where the heart is, whereever you are surrounded by people who love you, care for you, and want you to succeed. A place where you are celebrated for being who you are and have people around you to support you and push you to be the best version of yourself.
Whether you want to admit it or not, Marist is your home. It was your home the moment you stepped on campus for the very first time as a nervous new kid and will continue to be your home long after you cross the stage at graduation.
Seniors, this is our last homecoming football game and dance before we become Alumni ourselves. The people sitting next to you right now, the friends you’ve grown close to over these past six years, and the teachers who have challenged you and shaped your minds and your hearts are your family and Marist is, and will always be, your home.
Junior, Sophomores, Freshman, and 7th and 8th graders – It is up to you to keep the Marist Family movement alive in the upcoming years. This is your home; cherish the amazing time you have left.
We, the students, the teachers, the faculty, and the alumni who came before us – are all One Family, One Body, One Marist.
Let us pray-
Dear Heavenly Father,
We thank you for the gift of home. Thank you for blessing us with people who love us and care for us. We ask that you watch over those without homes whether that is a place to sleep at night or a community of people who care for them. Help us to use our school spirit to make everyone who steps on our campus feel like they are a part of something special – one family, one body, one Marist.
Mary Seat of Wisdom
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