Blessing Of The Backpacks

As summer comes to a close and the school year begins, the Blessing of the Backpacks was held at Assumption Church in Perth Amboy, NJ. All of God’s children, young and old, were encouraged to bring their backpacks to church to be blessed for educational success for the coming school year. More than twenty children from kindergarten through high school participated. In addition to the blessing, Fr. Ivan offered children’s homily and each child received a holy card of the guardian angel.