Saturday, October 4th is the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi. On this day we celebrate the patron saint of animals and the environment. St. John's traditionally has a Blessing of Pets at Eisenhower Park just south of the gazebo at 10:00 AM in honor of this feast. This year the feast day coincides with a Saturday. In other years the service is held the Saturday before the 4th.
All are invited. Please bring your pets, suitably leashed, crated or otherwise under your control for this brief but meaningful service in honor of God's creation of the natural world. If you can't bring your animal companion you may substitute a photo or collar.