Blessing of the Animals 2020

On Sunday, October 4th at 4PM — in honor of St. Francis of Assisi’s love for all creatures — we will have a blessing of the animals, outdoors, in the church plaza at Ascan Avenue and Queens Boulevard. Please have your pets on a leash or in a carrier for their safety during this blessing. Enjoy, meanwhile, some photos from past events!

Saint Francis of Assisi, for Our Pets

Good St. Francis, you loved all of God’s creatures.
To you they were your brothers and sisters.
Help us to follow your example of treating every living thing with kindness.
St. Francis, Patron Saint of animals,
watch over my pet and keep my companion safe and healthy. Amen.