Blessing of the Backpack (...or book or ruler or pencil or...) -- Oct 3 & 4 Mass

Hey Everyone,

Happy Monday! I hope you're all off to a great start this week as we end September and approach the beginning of October!

This coming weekend, on Saturday, Oct 3 and Sunday, Oct. 4, we will celebrate "BLESSING OF THE BACKPACK (or book or ruler or pencil or ...)" at St. Peter's Parish and at Mary Queen of the World Parish.

Children are invited to bring one school-related item that they would like to have blessed for the year.


Mary Queen of the World
Saturdays at 4:00 p.m.
Sundays at 9:45 a.m.

St. Peter's Parish
Saturdays at 5:30 p.m.
Sundays at 11:00 a.m.

Please call us this week to tell us that you can join us at one of these four Masses.

Call 709-699-5701 to register to attend a weekend Mass. Please make sure that you speak to someone to confirm your registration.

If you have any questions about this weekend's very special blessing, please contact me at this email address (, or call me at either parish office (St. Peter's -- 364-8606 / Mary Queen of the World -- 368-5371).

Please also know that we will continue to observe proper COVID safety guidelines during this special blessing. Children will stand in place and hold their item up to receive the blessing.

Given the dynamics of this year, I think beginning the school year with a special blessing that we can all take part in is a great thing to do. We look forward to seeing everyone this weekend!! Call us .... soon!

Cheerfully in Christ,

Heather Gushue -- Youth Ministry Director
Mary Queen of the World Parish & St. Peter's Parish
   368-5371 -- Mary Queen of the World Parish Office
   364-8606 -- St. Peter's Parish Office