Bring your beloved pets to Sunday, Oct. 4 Blessing of the Animals

Fr. Steven Voss, Blessing of the Animals, St. Joseph Catholic Church, 2014.

Fr. Steven Voss, Blessing of the Animals, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Oct. 2014.

Fr Steven with Laddie - Saint Joseph Catholic Church - Fort Collins - Colorado - 80521Be 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.

Even rabbits attended the 2014 Blessing of the Animals at St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Even rabbits attended the 2014 Blessing of the Animals at St. Joseph Catholic Church.

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About Karin Livingston

Mrs. Livingston taught at Saint Joseph Catholic School with a State of Colorado teaching license for 15 years before moving into the parish-school technology coordinator position in 2006. Mrs. Livingston was instrumental in piloting the technology aspects of the school literacy program, including introduction of the Accelerated Reader reading practice program, and the Student Teacher Assessment of Reading (STAR) program. Mrs. Livingston has been a parishioner at Saint Joseph Catholic Church since 1993. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications with an emphasis in Science from the University of California at Davis. Mrs. Livingston blogs and is the author of the young-adult equestrian novel, Winning Bet.
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