St. Chad, Toronto’s fifth annual Back to School Blessing Service is held at the church on Aug. 21. The congregation prayed for all students, teachers and parents as they set goals for the new academic year. During the service, young people received backpacks, read from scripture, were blessed and sang ‘This little light of mine’ while holding candles. The service, led by the Rev. Elivered Mulongo, priest-in-charge, was preceded by a community barbecue.