St. Joseph to host Blessing of the Animals

St. Joseph Catholic Church, West Sixth Avenue and Walnut Street, will have the Blessing of the Animals on Saturday, Oct. 5 at 10 a.m. in the Walnut Street parking lot.

People of all faiths are invited to bring their family pets for a blessing.

This is an annual event held at St. Joseph to honor St. Francis of Assisi, who is considered the patron saint of animals.

Bud Bryant, a deacon, will officiate at the event. Catholic Daughters will provide refreshments for the animals and their owners following the service.