At St. Mary of the Lake (Buena and Sheridan), as at many Catholic churches, in honor of the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi, there will be a ceremony to bless pets.
"Bring your animal friends to our annual Pet Blessing, after the 4:30pm mass (5:15pm) on Saturday, 1 October, on the front steps. House Rules, Please:
- Don’t bring your "friend" into church
- Keeps "friends" leashed or in carriers"
There will be another pet blessing at St. Thomas of Canterbury, 4827 N Kenmore, on Saturday, October 8th at 11am. "In honor of the Feast of St. Francis, we will celebrate a Pet Blessing on Saturday, October 8 at11 a.m. in front of the church. You are invited to bring your pets (all species welcome!) for a blessing. We will have treats for cats, dogs, and humans too!"