8th Annual Blessing of the Backpacks

Please join us for the 8th Annual Blessing of the Backpacks!  Although this year is looking a little different from past years, our support of the Broadview-Thomson K-8 Food Program is more important than ever.  The BTK-8 Food program serves meals to over 500 children.  Let’s continue this special tradition and care for our neighbors.

On Friday, September 18, in conjunction with Jog-a-thon t-shirt pick-up, you can drop off non-perishable food at the school between 1-3pm.  More information can be found in the food donation flyer, which was created by the 8th Grade Leadership Team.

Grab your backpack and tune in to the live-streamed Mass on Saturday, September 19, at 5pm.  Father Crispin will bless the donations at Mass and your backpacks virtually at home!

Donation Ideas
  • Monetary donations/grocery store gift cards to Broadview-Thomson PTA [a 501 c(3) organization]
  • Canned food – tuna, condensed soups, baked beans, chili, Chef Boyardee, and spaghetti sauce – please, no glass containers
  • Dried food such as Tuna Helper, macaroni and cheese, beans, rice, raisins, cup-o-noodle, and “just add water” muffin mix
  • Plastic jars of 12oz. peanut butter