Blessing of the Animals


St. Louise de Marillac will bless the animals on Saturday, October 2nd at 9:30 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.

Please properly leash or cage your pets accordingly. And please be sure to follow the directions of staff and volunteers. Thank you!