In 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!
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.”
– Catholic News Agency