Celebrating St. Francis
The Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi falls on October 4th and as has been our tradition at St. Paul's we will incorporate a Blessing of the Animals into our gathering on the nearest Sunday.
Therefore, on Sunday, October 3rd, starting at 11:00 a.m., you are welcome to bring pets of all kinds to our church yard between the church building and Gale House for each to receive a very special blessing!
St. Francis' love for animals has been celebrated throughout history and is based on the wonder and love Francis expresses in his Canticle of the Creatures.
Want to learn more about St. Francis?
If you join us on October 3rd, there will be children's books and brief handouts available for households to sit and read in the church yard before or after the Blessings of the Animals.
Or you can check out some of the following resources