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News September 30, 2013

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

Many parishes in the Diocese of Dallas will be celebrating the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi this week with a Blessing of the Animals Ceremony, including a ceremony at the new Klyde Warren Park in downtown Dallas.

One of the many Catholic traditions that brings joy year after year is the Blessing of the Animals on October 4th, the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi. St. Francis is known for being the patron saint of animals because of his great love for all of God's creatures, and his compassion towards them was renowned during his lifetime.

Cathedral Guadalupe is joining other churches in the Dallas Arts District to celebrate the Blessing of the Pets on Friday, October 4th at 7:00 PM at the new Klyde Warren Park, one block north of the Cathedral at Pearl and Woodall Rogers.

Here is a list of some of the other parishes that will be celebrating a Blessing of the Animals. Please make sure that all animals brought to be blessed are on a leash or in a cage. Thank you.



Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
3000 W. Hwy 22, Corsicana, TX 75151 (Map)
Friday, October 4th at 5:30 PM



Blessed Sacrament Parish
231 N. Marsalis Ave., Dallas, TX 75203 (Map)
Friday, October 4th at 7:00 PM - Mass and pets' blessing

Cathedral Guadalupe
Held at Klyde Warren Park
2012 Woodall Rodgers Freeway, Dallas, TX 75201 (Map and Directions)
Friday, October 4th at 7:00 PM

Holy Trinity Catholic Church
3826 Gilbert Ave., Dallas, TX 75219 (Map)
Saturday, October 5th at 9:00 AM - On the lawn behind the Pastoral Center

St. Monica Catholic Church
9933 Midway Road, Dallas, TX 75220 (Map)
Saturday, October 5th at 9:00 AM - By the statue of Mary (between McManus building and the breezeway by the Midway parking lot)

St. Pius X Catholic Church
3030 Gus Thomasson, Dallas, TX 75228 (Map)
Friday, October 4th at 2:30 PM - In the Church Plaza located next to the parking lot facing Gus Thomasson Rd


St. Luke Catholic Church
1015 Schulze Drive, Irving, TX 75060 (Map)
Friday, October 4th at 9:00 AM - In the courtyard

Farmers Branch

Mary Immaculate Catholic Church
2800 Valwood Parkway, Farmers Branch, TX 75234 (Map)
Saturday, October 5th at 9:00 AM - On the front Church steps


St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
2700 West Spring Creek Pkwy., Plano, TX 75023 (Map)
Sunday, October 6th at 3:00 PM
  - In front of the church

St. Mark the Evangelist
1201 Alma Drive, Plano, TX 75075 (Map)
Friday, October 4th at 4:30 PM
- In the school plaza


St. Joseph Catholic Church
600 S. Jupiter Road, Richardson, TX 75081 (Map)
Friday, October 4th after 6:00 PM Mass - In the Courtyard


Sacred Heart Catholic Church
3905 Hickox Rd., Rowlett, TX 75089 (Map)
Monday, October 7th at 9:30 AM - In the Courtyard