Blessing of the Backpacks

This past Sunday, September 10th was our annual Blessing of the Backpacks at St. Anne's.

Children were asked to bring their backpacks with them to church so that we could offer prayers for them as they begin a new school year. 

As happened last year, members of the congregation were also invited to take part, by purchasing a new backpack and throwing in a few school supplies if they wished. 

What a wonderful repsonse we had! Thank you to everyone who brought a backpack! 

The backpacks were collected and delivered by the Rector and his wife on Monday to McKay School in Richmond. The backpacks were donated to the Richmond School Board Settlement program which helps new families in the community.

Many thanks to everyone! What a wonderful blessing you have shared with others in our community.