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Diocese News 10.2.2020

Blessing of the Animals for the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi 2020

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, and everyone must wear a face covering and practice safe social distancing.


Blessed Sacrament Catholic Parish
231 N. Marsalis Ave.
Dallas, TX 75203 (Map)
Sunday, October 4th at 7:00 p.m.

Corpus Christi Catholic Parish
111 N Wood St
Ferris, TX 75125 (Map)
Sunday, October 4th at 2:00 p.m.
(In the grassy area behind the church)

Holy Trinity Catholic Parish
3826 Gilbert Ave.
Dallas, TX 75219 (Map)
Saturday, October 3rd at 9:00 a.m.

Prince of Peace Catholic Parish
5100 Plano Parkway West
Plano, TX 75093 (Map)
Saturday, October 3rd at 9:45 a.m.
(Small parking area by the Cana Center entrance)

Sacred Heart Catholic Parish
3905 Hickox Rd.
Rowlett, TX 75089 (Map)
Saturday, October 3rd at 10:00 a.m.

St. Ann Catholic Parish
180 Samuel Blvd.
Coppell, TX 75019 (Map)
Saturday, October 3rd at 11:00 a.m.

St. Anthony Catholic Parish
404 N. Ballard
Wylie, TX 75098 (Map)
Saturday, October 3rd at 10:30 a.m.

St. Augustine Catholic Parish
1054 N. St. Augustine Drive
Dallas, TX 75217 (Map)
Monday, October 5th at 5:00 p.m.

St. Bernard of Clairvaux Catholic Parish
1404 Old Gate Lane
Dallas, TX 75218 (Map)
Thursday, October 1st at 8:00 a.m.

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Parish
2700 West Spring Creek Pkwy.
Plano, TX 75023 (Map)
Saturday, October 3rd at 1:00 p.m.
(In front of the Church)

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Parish
807 N. Union
Whitesboro, TX 76273 (Map)
Sunday, October 4th at 9:00 a.m.

St. Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Parish
110 St. Gabriel Way
McKinney, TX 75071 (Map)
Saturday, October 3rd at 10:00 a.m.

St. Joseph Catholic Parish
600 S. Jupiter Road
Richardson, TX 75081 (Map)
Sunday, October 4th at 6:30 p.m.

St. Jude Catholic Parish
1515 N. Greenville Avenue
Allen, TX 75002 (Map)
Saturday, October 3rd at 10:30 a.m.

St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Parish
1201 Alma Drive
Plano, TX 75075 (Map)
Sunday, October 4th at 4:00 p.m.
In the front of the church.

St. Monica Catholic Parish
9933 Midway Road
Dallas, TX 75220 (Map)
Sunday, October 4th at 6:00 p.m.
DRIVE – THROUGH BLESSING - Please enter on Midway and circle around to Walnut Hill.

St. Patrick Catholic Parish
9643 Ferndale Road
Dallas, TX 75238 (Map)
Saturday, October 3rd at 10:00 a.m.