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Fr. John Okoro gives “backpack blessings” to the children at St. Ambrose Parish in Henshaw the weekend of August 27 and 28. COURTESY OF HOLLI JO CORLEY

Back to school blessings

BY HOLLI JO CORLEY, SPECIAL TO THE WESTERN KENTUCKY CATHOLIC

Fr. John Okoro gave out “Backpack Blessings” at all the Tri-Parish Masses at St. Francis Borgia Parish in Sturgis, St. Ambrose Parish in Henshaw, and St. William of Vercelli in Marion on August 27 and 28 for all our school-aged children.

We all pray a hedge of protection around each of our students to have a safe, fun and successful school year!

Holli Jo Corley serves as parish administrative assistant for St. Francis Borgia Parish in Sturgis.

Fr. John Okoro gives “backpack blessings” to the children at St. Francis Borgia Parish in Sturgis during the weekend of August 27 and 28. COURTESY OF HOLLI JO CORLEY

Fr. John Okoro gives “backpack blessings” to the children at St. William of Vercelli in Marion the weekend of August 27 and 28. COURTESY OF HOLLI JO CORLEY


Originally printed in the October 2022 issue of The Western Kentucky Catholic.

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