St. Francis founded the men's Franciscan Order, the women’s Order of St. Clare, and the lay Third Order of Saint Francis. He is known as the patron saint of animals and the environment and with Saint Catherine of Siena is one of the two patron saints of Italy.
Many parishes in our diocese will be celebrating the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi (Feast Day: October 4th) by offering a Blessing of the Animals. Please see the times for some of these locations below.
Please Note: All animals brought to the Blessing of the Animals must be crated, leashed, or otherwise restrained.
St. Monica Catholic Church
9933 Midway Road Dallas, TX 75220
Friday, October 4th, @ 3:45 & 6:00 p.m.
St. Augustin Catholic Parish
1054 N. St. Augustine Drive, Dallas, TX 75217
Friday, October 4th, @ 6:15 p.m.
Holy Trinity Parish
3826 Gilbert Ave. Dallas, TX 75219
Saturday, October 5th, @ 9:00 a.m.
St. Patrick Catholic Church
9643 Ferndale Rd., Dallas, 75238
Saturday, October 5th, @ 10:00 a.m.