It was a big party last year, on the Feast Day of St. Francis, when I gathered with about 30 animals and their people, seeking blessings for the pets.
We will celebrate again this year, on Sunday Oct 4, at 1PM, at Lafayette Presbyterian Church. The Church, located at 875 Elmwood Avenue at Lafayette. We’ll have a short reading of scripture, a reflection on who St.Francis was, and how his love for animals was rooted in the divine, and end with individual blessings for each pet.
This event is open to all people, regardless of belief. (Even if you don’t believe, you might enjoy the company of other pets/pet lovers–participation is not required).
There is also a blessing hosted by Fr. Huw at the Nickle City housing co-op (Elmwood and North) at 2pm. Other communities are welcome to add to the list in the comments.