Submitted by stfxweb on Thu, 10/05/2017 - 18:42

Bring your pets for this annual blessing of animals in honor of St. Francis of Assisi

Sunday, October 8th at 2:00pm, on the church steps. Come celebrate all of God’s creatures.

Blessing Prayer for Pets on the Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi

Dear Saint Francis, you loved all creatures great and small.

You praised and blessed the Lord for the animals who shared your life.

Joining our prayer to yours,

we too thank and praise God for our pets.

We give You thanks, God, our creator,

for Your wonderful and surprising gifts:

for birds and fishes, and all creatures of the sea and sky,

for wild animals and tame animals,

for cats and dogs and for all our pets.

Help us, God, our Creator,

to take good care of our pets.

Thank you for the happiness they give us.

Saint Francis of Assisi, pray for us and pray for our pets, too.