Bring your pet to Blessing of the Animals

blessing of the animals to honor st francis of assisi - st joseph catholic church - graphic - LPIIn honor of St. Francis of Assisi, whose feast day is October 4th, St. Joseph Catholic Church will host two Blessings of the Animals Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on the front lawn of the school. Bring your beloved pets to be blessed!

2014 Blessing of the Animals, St. Joseph Catholic Church
2014 Blessing of the Animals, St. Joseph Catholic Church

Blessing of the Animals offers two time options: 11 a.m., 1 p.m.

What changed the life of St. Francis?

Three major incidents confirmed Francis in this path. In Assisi, he overcame his fear of disease to kiss the hand of a leper. Afterward, he made a pilgrimage to Rome, where he deposited his money at Saint Peter’s tomb and exchanged clothes with a beggar. Soon after he returned home, Francis heard Christ tell him in a vision: “Go, Francis, and repair my house, which as you see is falling into ruin.”
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