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Blessing of Pets – Hoying Gym Parking Lot
October 4 @ 8:00 am - 8:30 am
October 4th is the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi. On his feast day, it is customary for parish members to bring their pets for the priest to bless their animals. This blessing is conducted in remembrance of St. Francis of Assisi’s love for all creatures. On Monday, October 4, we will continue our tradition of elementary students attending the Blessing of the Pets.
The blessing will take place on the blacktop on the north side of the school (weather permitting.) Parents can report to the playground with their pet. All students are to report to the classroom for lunch count and attendance. Elementary students will be dismissed to the playground following morning prayer and announcements.
After the blessing has taken place, the parent and pet will be dismissed and students will return to the classroom. Unfortunately, we cannot have animals remain with us during the school day. Cats and other critters should be contained in a cage or carrier. Dogs must be on a leash.
If it is not possible for the child and parent to bring their pet, the student can bring a picture of the animal to the blessing.