Each year on the first Sunday of October we celebrate the Feast of St. Francis with a Blessing of the Animals. Small animals of any variety are welcome in the service that day and blessings are given at both the 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. service. We encourage any remembrance of animals to be brought if you choose not to bring the actual animal to the service. It is a joyous time and it is surprising how well behaved our four-legged family members are during that time.