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Celebrating the Love of St. Francis, Blessing of the Animals

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Celebrating the Love of St. Francis, Blessing of the Animals

October 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Please join us at St. Margaret’s to have your pets, or a picture of your pets, blessed in a show of appreciation and thanksgiving for the bond of people and animals. We will also welcome donations of toiletries, food, and pet food for the animal shelters and needy in our community. Pets must be leashed or in a carrier.

A Different St. Francis Celebration this Year
Traditionally, October 4th, the Feast of St. Francis, is celebrated with a blessing of animals, in remembrance of St. Francis’ extraordinary rapport with God’s Creation. However, Francis’ primary and life-long concern was with poverty and the poor. Perhaps this year, in addition to blessing animals, we could perform some kind of blessing for those in need.
We could collect goods for a food pantry or make a meal for a feeding program, financially support a housing program, or donate to a local school’s support of students in need through the school nurse. What other programs for children in our communities could use a helping hand or a donation of some sort?
This St. Francis Day, let’s bless God’s people in need, as well as God’s animals, all of whom are a beloved part of God’s good Creation. Elizabeth Gillett+


October 4
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


St. Margaret’s House
47 Jordan Road
New Hartford, NY 13413 United States
(315) 724-2324