November 14, 2008

Cathedral to host ninth annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

Criterion staff report

SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral Parish’s ninth annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service will take place at 7 p.m. on Nov. 25 at the cathedral, 1347 N. Meridian St., in Indianapolis.

James Morris, president of the Indiana Pacers, will deliver a reflection during the prayer service.

Morris, a native of Terre Haute and a longtime civic leader in Indianapolis, has had a 36-year career in business, philanthropy and humanitarian leadership, including serving as the executive director of the United Nations World Food Programme.

Locally, Morris initiated the Interfaith Hunger Initiative, a coalition of faith-based organizations working to end hunger here and abroad.

Msgr. Joseph F. Schaedel, vicar general, will be the service’s presider.

Representatives of the Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim and Sikh faith communities in the Indianapolis community will also take part in the service.

A collection of canned goods and monetary gifts taken up during the Interfaith Thanksgiving Service will be donated to the Interfaith Hunger Initiative and Gleaners Food Bank.

Prelude music starting at 6:30 p.m. will feature the Indianapolis Children’s Choir and the cathedral’s choir, Laudis Cantores.

(For more information on the ninth annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service, call 317-634-4519.)

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