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Diocese News October 4, 2019


Blessing of the Animals for the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi 2019

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 
(214) 358-1453
Friday, October 4th, @ 3:45 & 6:00 p.m.
Marian Statue

St. Augustin Catholic Parish
1054 N. St. Augustine Drive, Dallas, TX 75217 
(214) 398-1583
Friday, October 4th, @ 6:15 p.m.

Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church
231 N. Marsalis Ave., Dallas, TX 75203 
(214) 948-6535 
Friday, October 4th, @ 6:00 p.m.
In the parking lot

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
3000 W. Hwy 22, Corsicana, TX 75151 
(903) 874-4473 
Friday, October 4th, @ 6:00 p.m.
In front of the Church

St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church 
1201 Alma Drive, Plano, TX 75075 
(972) 423-5600
Friday, October 4th, @ 6:15 p.m.
In front of  the Church

Holy Trinity Parish
3826 Gilbert Ave. Dallas, TX 75219 
(214) 526-8555
Saturday, October 5th, @ 9:00 a.m.
Church Plaza

St. Patrick Catholic Church
9643 Ferndale Rd., Dallas, 75238 
(214) 348-7380
Saturday, October 5th, @ 10:00 a.m.
Marian Garden

St. Edward Parish
4014 Simpson Street Dallas, TX 75246 
(214) 823-1291
Saturday, October 5th, @ 6:00 p.m.
In the Plaza

Mary Immaculate Catholic Church
2800 Valwood Parkway, Farmers Branch, TX 75234 
(972) 243-7104
Saturday, October 5th, @ 10:30 a.m.

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Parish
2700 West Spring Creek Pkwy., Plano, TX 75023
(972) 596-5505
Saturday, October 5th, @ 2:30 p.m.

St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Parish
4015 S. Hampton Dallas, TX 75224 
(214) 331-4328
Sunday, October 6th, @1:30 p.m.