Pet lovers will be counting their blessings this Wednesday, October 4th as churches around the borough open their doors for the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals. St. Francis was a 13th-century Italian friar who, according to legend, had an uncanny ability to communicate with animals. His feast day is celebrated on October 4th.  The blessing of the animals has been a practice of the Catholic Church for hundreds of years. Blessed Sacrament Church4:30pm in the Greenleaf  Ave parking lot Church of St. Charles4pm in the school yard between the church and the school Church of St Joseph6pm Church of St. Teresa4pm on the church steps Holy Child Church6pm in the parking lot


Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish

8:30am and again at 5pm Our Lady Queen of Peace6pm in the Church parking lot. Please bring a donation of dog or cat food which will be given to various rescue groups Our Lady Star of the Sea6pm St. Clement & St. Michael Parish9am at St. Clement St. Joseph – St. Thomas  St. John Neumann Parish2:45pm and 5:20pm at St. Thomas St Patrick’s Church4pm in the church parking lot St. Sylvester Parish
3pm in the grotto

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