Growing St. Bartholomew School welcomes students back on joyful first day

Watching students arriving in cars that lined up behind St. Bartholomew Catholic School in Bethesda, Maryland, on Sept. 7, 2021 for the first day of the new school year there, Father Mark Knestout, the parish’s pastor, smiled.

“I’m a traditionalist. I like the day after Labor Day reopening (of school),” he said. “I grew up with it. I like it myself. It’s fun to see everybody back.”

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