2010 Blessing of the Books

4th Annual Blessing of the Books

Blessing of the Books

L to R: Father Scott Pilarz, President of The University of Scranton; Stephanie Reese, graduate assistant, Dr. Debra Pellegrino, Dean of the Panuska College of Professional Studies; Lisa LoBasso, Director of Field Placement; Maria Gervasio, student; and Katie Samuel, graduate assistant.

The 4th annual Blessing of the Books was held November 30, 2010 in McGurrin Hall. Fr. Scott Pilarz blessed over 3,700 books that will be distributed to needy children -- locally and across the nation. Total number of books collected since the first annual Blessing:

2007 2008 2009 2010 Total
1,700 1,500 2,400 3,700 9,300
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