Blessing of the Animals – Oct 4 at 5:00pm

Blessing of the Animals – Oct 4 at 5:00pm

Feast of Saint Francis – October 4


In celebration of the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi, known for his love of all of God’s creatures, we will hold a Blessing of the Animals prayer service.

St Bernadette parishioners are invited to bring their pets to have them blessed.

The Blessing will be held in the parking lot on the Columbarium side of the church.  Please bring your pets on leashes or in carriers.

“Blessed are you, Lord God, maker of all living creatures. You called forth fish in the sea, birds in the air and animals on the land. You inspired Saint Francis to call all of them his brothers and sisters. We ask you to bless this pet. By the power of your love, enable it to live according to your plan. May we always praise you for all your beauty in creation. Blessed are you, Lord our God, in all your creatures! Amen.”