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Spanish Club Holds Día de los Muertos Prayer Service
Spanish Club members prepared the altar for Día de los Muertos. Pictured are (standing) sophomore Jacob Broussard, freshman Nick Davis, junior Jean-Paul Juge, sophomore John Cresson, freshman Robert Baricev, senior Kevin Durr, Spanish Club moderator Liz Brett, (sitting) senior Ethan Lowry, senior Will O’Rourke, and sophomore Luke Avenel. (photo by Karen Hebert)
On Thursday, Oct. 31, the St. Paul’s Spanish Club put on a prayer service for Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, in the Briggs Assembly Center.
Dia de los Muertos is a holiday celebrated throughout Latin America in which people honor their loved ones who have passed away. It is celebrated on Oct. 31, Nov. 1, and Nov. 2.
“This is the third year that we have had the Día de los Muertos prayer service, and it seems like every year, we have more and more participation from the students and faculty about honoring their deceased loved ones,” said Liz Brett, Spanish teacher and Spanish Club moderator.
The prayer service included an Old Testament reading, a history of Día de los Muertos, a Gospel reading, various prayers, and speeches about each of the four elements of Día de los Muertos–water (agua), wind (viento), earth (tierra), and fire (fuego).
The Liturgical Band that played at the prayer service included (standing) senior Bryan Livaudais, junior Grant Holmes, junior James Pagnutti, junior Ross Allbritton, senior Jacob McWilliams, junior George Cazenavette, sophomore Garret Grass, senior Eric Boudet, freshman Hayden Moran, Liturgical Band director Christi Simoneaux, (sitting) freshman Nick Ashton, senior Thomas Ruli, senior Michael Stewart, freshman Bradley del Rio, senior Josh Farr, senior Thomas Huval, sophomore Christian Fortner, and junior William Kenyon. (photo by Karen Hebert)