Blessing of the Backpacks

Please join us on Sunday, August 25th at 10:30 am for the Blessing of the Backpacks. This service will take place in the Cathedral. Please bring any school items to be blessed before we journey into a new school year! 

We will also be collecting donations for the children of WA Perry and St. Lawrence Place. Donations can be dropped off at the Welcome Center. These donations will be blessed during the service on August 25th as well. 

Flash Drives are the primary need.

Other donations include:  

-          Book bags

-          Composition books (primary and regular)

-          Hand soap

-          Kleenex

-          2-pocket plastic folders with prongs

-          Markers

-          Hand sanitizer

-          #2 pencils

-          3"x5" index cards

-          Pencil box

-          3 subject notebooks

-          Colored pencils

-          EXPO dry erase markers ( multi- colors)

-          Wide-rule notebook paper

-          College-rule notebook paper

-          3-ring pencil bag

-          Earbuds/headphones

-          Ziploc bags ( all sizes)

-          Binders

-          Dividers

-          Pencil sharpener

-          Graph paper

-          Black/blue pens

-          Reusable water bottles - for kids and teens

-          Wal-Mart or Target gift cards for specific needs (such as calculator or beakers for certain schools)