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News October 2, 2014


Blessing of the Animals for the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi

Many parishes will be celebrating the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi by offering a Blessing of the Animals. Find times for blessings at parishes in the diocese.

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 by offering a Blessing of the Animals. Please see 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.

All Saints Catholic Church, Dallas
Saturday, October 4th IMMEDIATELY following the 9:00AM Mass (about 9:30AM or so)

Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Dallas
Special Mass at 6:30 p.m. in the parking lot. After Mass there will be the blessing of animals. 

Cathedral Guadalupe, Dallas
Blessing of the Pets at Klyde Warren Park. Friday, October 3rd at 7:00 PM. Cathedral Guadalupe and other churches in the Dallas Arts District invite you to bring your pets for this celebration and blessing.

St. Anthony Catholic Church, Wylie
Saturday, October 4th - 9:00 AM on the front lawn

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Plano
Saturday, October 4th - 3:00 PM in front of the church

St. Francis of Assisi, Frisco
Saturday, October 4th, 10:00 AM

St. Patrick Catholic Church, Dallas
Saturday, October 4th, 10:00 am

St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School, Dallas
Upper School campus: Friday, October 3rd, following the 8am Mass. (anticipated start time 8:45/9am). Back parking lot – 3741 Abrams Road

Lower School campus: Monday, October 6th, following the 9:30am Mass. (anticipated start time 10:15am). 6255 Mockingbird Lane