Be sure to bring your beloved animal friends to the Blessing of the Animals, Sunday, Oct. 4, the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi. The service will take place on the lawn in front of St. Joseph Catholic School, following the 11:30 a.m. Mass. Fr. Steven Voss will preside and you can be sure Laddie will be at his heels. The service commemorates St. Francis of Assisi’s love for all creatures.