Blessing of the Animals
St. Francis of Assisi Blessing of Animals
On October 4, people all over the world will be celebrating the feast day of the Patron Saint of Animals, Saint Francis of Assisi. It’s customary that in remembrance of St. Francis of Assisi’s love for all creatures, animals are led to churches for a special ceremony called the “Blessing of the Animals.” Every year, millions of animals are blessed by priests in a ceremony that touches the hearts of most of those in attendance.
Blessing of Animals at Saint Richard Parish
On October 4 (the feast of St. Francis of Assisi), animals are blessed on the patio in front of the church.
Saint Richard Parish
3841 Dickey Road
Gibsonia, PA 15044-6217
Weekend Mass Schedule
Saturday Vigil: 5:30pm
Sunday: 7:30am & 10:00am