The weather was inclement but it couldn’t put a damper on this very popular annual event. Our Blessing of the Animals gathering was held inside the church vestibule on Tuesday afternoon, October 4, 2022. Many of our four-legged friends came properly attired in raincoats. Bishop Sanchez read the prayer for this service honoring St. Francis of Assisi and then blessed the beloved pets and their owners.
The animals were all very calm. That’s because they know that there is God, and that God wants people to be kind to them! That is what makes this such a meaningful day.
Photos courtesy Denise De Maria.