Blessing of the Animals

St. Louise de Marillac will bless the animals on Saturday, October 3rd at 9:00 AM on the basketball courts at the Annual “Blessing of the Animals.”

It has been a Catholic tradition to bless our animals on or near the feast day of St. Francis, so all are welcome. Bring your cats, dogs, guinea pigs, fish, lizards, snakes, birds, mice, rabbits, turtles, hamsters, etc. There will be a prayer and a blessing that is done in the spirit of St. Francis who had a particular affinity to animals.

After exiting your vehicle, please be sure to wear your mask at all times and properly leash or cage your pets accordingly. And please be sure to follow the directions of staff and volunteers. Thank you!

Check out our images from last year’s Blessing of the Animals!