A first day of blessings for students and their backpacks at St. Mary’s School of Piscataway

For the students at St. Mary’s School of Piscataway, it was a blessing to be back together for the first day of school on Aug. 31, 2021, and along the way, they and their backpacks received a special blessing.

The day began with the students assembling outside the school in Clinton, Maryland, with Father Samuel Plummer, St. Mary’s pastor, saying a prayer and sprinkling holy water on younger students seated together on a walkway and older students standing side-by-side in the yard, for the school’s traditional “Backpack Blessing” inaugurating the new school year.

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