Prince of Peace Parish ~ Blessing of the Animals
BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS! Animal lovers are invited to have their animal companions blessed outdoors in celebration of Saint Francis of Assisi’s Feast Day (October 4). All pets are welcome to attend 0n Sunday, October 4th at 4:00 PM at the Basilica on the front lawn. As prayers are offered, the pets will be gently sprinkled with holy water. Please be sure your pets are properly secured. Saint Francis of Assisi was known for his love of all of God’s creatures. The Blessing of the Animals remembers Francis’ love by invoking God’s blessing on the animals and thanking God for letting us share the earth. The blessing also recognizes the important place that pets hold in people’s hearts and families.