Blessing of Pets

If your parish or school will hold animal/pet blessings in honor of the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, please let Tanya Goodman know by August 26. E-mail her at:

Feast Of St. Francis– Oct 4: Plan Promoting The St. Francis Pledge!
The Feast of St. Francis (October 4) provides a prime opportunity to promote the St. Francis Pledge to Care for Creation and the Poor, especially for parishes, schools and youth groups.  On our website , you will find prayers, bulletin inserts, and liturgy suggestions to celebrate the life and witness of St. Francis and to encourage participation by families, parishes, youth groups, schools and other organizations.  We will post additional resources in the weeks ahead.  In the meantime, please visit to get started!