Sunday – September 1, 2019: The Blessing of School Bags and Backpacks at St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church, in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ, with Our Lady of the Angels Province friars, Fr. Pedro de Oliveira, OFM Conv. (pastor) and Fr. Marek Stybor, OFM Conv. (parochial vicar). Students were encouraged to bring their school bags and backpacks to Mass with them so that they could be blessed by our friars. In addition, the students received blessings and the celebrants invoked God’s blessing on all those involved in education.