During our first celebration of Mass for the new school year, each student brought his or her backpack to the Church as Monsignor Cincinnati performed his annual Blessing of the Backpacks. Here is to a happy, healthy & holy school year.
Heavenly Father, we ask your kindness upon St. Francis de Sales Central Catholic School as we open the 2018-2019 academic year. Fill our instructors with wisdom and open the minds and hearts of our students in their thirst for knowledge. Guide and direct the efforts of our school family through the leadership of our Principal and staff.
Now we ask you to bless these backpacks used by our student body for this year. May they carry in their hearts the virtues of the respect and kindness in all their relations at home, here at school, and in the community. May they grow through their studies, healthy competition and sportsmanship engaged this academic year.
May they serve the needs of others, especially the less fortunate, and see your love as their model. May they build up our school and our city of Morgantown as a bright civilization of love, justice and peace. Keep all us us happy, healthy and holy as we begin this new academic year. And we ask all this through your Son, Jesus Christ, who lives with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.