Fr. Mark Blesses St. Charles' Pets

October 3, 2010

Sunday, October 3 was a bit chilly in the afternoon, and there was no shortage of fur coats at St. Charles. Between 30 and 40 parish families were on hand with their pets for a pet blessing. Pets are often blessed on or near the feast of St. Francis of Assisi (October 4). Many dogs of all shapes and sizes, and one brave cat named Hector received a blessing from Fr. Mark and a certificate as well as a St. Francis medal and holy card. Cider and donuts were enjoyed by the humans and plenty of treats for the furry guests. The afternoon was a special time of camaraderie for parishioners and their animals. Click the 'St. Charles on Flickr' link to see the photos!