Join the Franciscan Friars, dogs, cats, fish, snakes, birds, reptiles, and their owners for our annual Blessing of the Animals. The blessing is in honor of St. Francis of Assisi patron saint of animals and the environment. Each animal will receive a certificate of blessing and an opportunity to get a selfie with a Franciscan Friar.
Invite your neighbors, friends and families to bring their pets and service animals. We ask that you bring a donation of pet food. Pet food will be distributed to pet owners in need of assistance by the St. Vincent de Paul Society. In addition, Liberty Wildlife will be present with rescued birds of prey. They will provide opportunities to reflect on how to create wildlife corridors within our own backyards and neighborhoods to support local wildlife.
Date: Sunday, October 7, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: Outdoor Plaza, St. Mary’s Basilica at 231 N. 3rd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Flyer: Blessing of the Animals
Please download and share this flyer with family, friends, and co-workers
Donation: Please bring a donation of pet food. Pet food will be distributed to pet owners in need of assistance by the St. Vincent de Paul Society.
Sponsored by: Care of Creation Ministry
Director of Faith Development
Br. Scott Slattum, OFM