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Backpack Blessing

With schools in our area preparing to begin their new school year, our Cathedral will have a special blessing service for our children as they return to school on Sunday, August 8. Students, teachers and administrators are asked to be in church on this day so that a special prayer may be offered for them as they start the new school year. Following the blessing, each student and teacher in attendance will be given an icon to keep with them during the school year.

With the need greater than ever, we are collecting school supplies for children who are currently in NISEC of NWI, foster and shelter care. All backpacks and supplies will be distributed throughout Lake, Porter and LaPorte Counties. See Eva Kostides for details. Please help by purchasing off of our Amazon wish list (type this link into your web browser): https://a.co/2WaZVIo. Needed items are backpacks, folders, binders, notebooks, rulers and loose-leaf paper (wide- and college-ruled), #2 pencils, pencil sharpeners and erasers, pens and highlighters, colored pencils, pencil boxes, boxes of 24-count crayons, hand sanitizer and facial tissue. Deadline for supplies is August 1st.