St. Peter’s will host a service to bless beloved pets on the grounds of the on Sunday, October 1 at 1:30 PM. The occasion is timed to honor St. Francis, patron saint of animals, on or near his October 4 feast day.
Individuals and families are welcome to bring their dogs, cats, birds, chickens, rabbits, and so on, to be blessed. Pets must be secured by leash, cage, or crate for everyone’s safety. If it’s not possible to bring the pet safely, a photograph or other memento may be brought as a substitute. Additionally, stuffed animals may be brought to receive a blessing, as well as a photograph or memento of a pet who has died.