Blessing of Animals

Blessing of Animals On October 4, the Feast of St. Francis

Friar Jim and Friar Dave Collins (from St. John’s) enjoyed beautiful weather with the parishioners as they asked God’s blessing on the pets of the parish. There were 14 dogs, 3 cats, and a Beta fish. This was the second year for this annual event and was a special day to celebrate the gift of St. Francis for God’s people as it fell on a Sunday this year. The Franciscan Friars obtained special permission from their respective bishops to celebrate the Solemnity of St. Francis at the Sunday Liturgy.

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