Blessing of the pets

The Feast of St. Francis of Assisi commemorates the life of the patron saint of animals and the environment. A month-long Season of Creation ended on October 4, the Feast of St. Francis. In remembrance of his love for all creatures, there is a blessing of the animals on his feast day. Parishioners of ODS were led in prayer by Father Peter to bless the animals that mean so much to us.