Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Blessing Backpacks

This is a new one for me. When I saw this sign at St Clements Church I had to pull over to see what it is all about. School starts here next week and I guess getting your backpack blessed is supposed to help keep you safe through the school year. It is also combined with a campaign to give backpacks and supplies to kids who are in need.
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22 comments:

Tom said...

Distributing backpacks is common here, but I've never heard about blessing them.

Karen S. said...

This is so cool! A wonderful idea!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, what a great idea! Happy Wednesday, enjoy your day!

Gosia k said...

wise campaign

Bill Nicholls said...

Sounds like a good idea

Kate said...

Whether you "believe" or not, it doesn't matter. . .can't hurt! So happy that backpacks are available for kids. A somber note: couldn't help but notice the date, Sept 11, and the irony of the concept of safety.

Sharon Anck said...

That "blessing" part is a new one to me however the backpack drive is something I've seen done a lot around here. In fact, the place I work just finished one.

Lowell said...

I saw an article about a Lutheran church in South Florida that was conducting a "Blessing of the Backpacks" service. Sounds rather silly to me, but I suppose it's a good gimmick to get the kiddies involved along with their parents.

Christine said...

Never heard of the idea that backpacks need a blessing but distributing them is charitable.

bill burke said...

I know that they distribute backpacks to kids but never heard about the blessing part.

Revrunner said...

I was going to say. . . probably as much about giving out backpacks as blessing them.

Taken For Granted said...

I have seen churches bless all sorts of things, but never backpacks. Good they are giving backpacks away. That should help many hard pressed families.

Halcyon said...

I support this action. We should do all we can to make an even playing field for kids at school.

jennyfreckles said...

Sounds good to me.

s.c said...

Nice initiative.

William Kendall said...

I haven't heard that idea before.

Norma Ruttan said...

I like the blessing added to help kids get school supplies.

TexWisGirl said...

catholics do some strange things (i was raised one). but guess it can't hurt. :)

happywonderer.com said...

I like the backpack drive idea for kids who can't afford it and prayer is effective.

Cloudia said...

that's great! good choice, P

Lois said...

We just had a blessing of the backpacks at my church this past Sunday. Episcopalian, not Catholic, and we also have a school at our church, so I think that is why they do this.

carolann said...

Update on those bags. A movie star who is black. She won for one of the movies made in setting of Africa in Toronto . The tiff is it called. The red Carpet walk.She was on the Allen D Show today. Sept 21/2016
They are taking the bags to Africa and will
have a light inside as a bonus so the children traveling will be able to see. They travel in the dark to school. The African children. I think you can see the video shows on your computer most times. If you missed the show.