St. Francis' is the patron saint of animals - whom he called brothers and sisters. His love for animals remains legendary to this day.
On the feast day of St. Francis (October 4 this year), the blessing of animals is a traditional devotion celebrated in many locations around the world.
Bring your pets to receive a blessing .... meet other dog and cat friends.... and play on the lawn of the St. Francis Prayer Garden !
Bring your leash (some of the brothers and sisters don't always get along! ) .... and a pooper scooper or plastic bag ....
(the St. Francis Prayer Garden and the Breen Memorial Deck are located across the street from the church building, next to the priest's residence)