Sunday, October 02, 2011

Bless the Beasts with St. Francis This Sunday

Feast of St. Francis

The Blessing of the Animals will take place this Sunday, October 2nd, during all Masses, and is open to furry, feathery, and scaly pets in all shapes and sizes. Animals are to be on leashes or in carriers. The Blessing of the Animals is celebrated each year in conjunction with the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals. All are invited to bring either their pet, or a stuffed animal representing their pet, for a special blessing.