Mayor’s Interfaith Prayer Breakfast to Be Held In-Person


First published in the April 21 print issue of the Pasadena Outlook.

Friends In Deed is hosting the event, where hundreds of community members, Pasadena residents, local leaders and the interfaith community come together with Mayor Victor M. Gordo under the theme “We Are Stronger Together!”
“I look forward to seeing everyone back in person to celebrate our community,” Gordo said. “The past few years have shown that no matter what faith or affiliation, we all have come together to help each other. We welcome our business colleagues, nonprofits, residents and city employees to join us on this National Day of Prayer.”
The keynote speaker for this year’s event will be Reyna Grande, bestselling author and Pasadena Community College alumna. “The Distance Between Us” tells the story of Grande’s life as an undocumented child immigrant from Mexico living in the United States.
She most recently released “A Ballad of Love and Glory,” a novel set during the Mexican-American War. Her works are now commonly read in schools and colleges across the country.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the hosting organization, Friends In Deed, which is an interfaith organization that provides supportive services to meet basic human needs, so those experiencing homelessness and those at-risk can rebuild their lives.
Friends In Deed has a food pantry, bad-weather shelter, street outreach and housing program, the Women’s Room and an eviction-prevention and rental-assistance program.
“Friends in Deed is thrilled to be hosting this year’s Pasadena Mayor’s Interfaith Prayer Breakfast,” said Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater, executive director of the organization. “We are thankful to Jericho Road Pasadena for hosting the event virtually the last two years, and we are really excited to bring the community back together again in-person for this event showing that we are, indeed, stronger together.”
The event will be presented by Wescom Credit Union.
To sponsor a table, purchase tickets, or learn more about the Mayor’s Interfaith Prayer Breakfast, visit or call (626) 797-2402.