Prayer Service warms Brick Oven

teens clapping
 
The music of Jesse Manibusan and Ken Canedo transformed the Brick Oven from a gym into a sanctuary for the "Open My Eyes" Homecoming Prayer Service on Wednesday.
 
The professional liturgical musicians, who performed at school thanks to their connection to a La Salle family, led students and staff in a sing-along of some of their original work, such as Manibusan's "Hold on to Love":
 
"Hold on to love, where hope is found.
Hold on to love, where joy abounds.
Hold on to love, where grace and mercy's overflowing."
 
Student leaders led prayers and shared personal experiences that they said opened their eyes and made them more empathetic toward others.
 
In his closing prayer, Anthony Nguyen '21 thanked God for "bringing us together as a community and following in your footsteps."
 
"With the help of your grace, we are empowered to give back to others and follow in the light of your path," he said. "Please allow us to open our eyes so that we can see the good of those around us."
 
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