October 4, which is normally the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, falls this year on a Sunday. The 27th Sunday of Ordinary Time. In the tradition of St. Francis of Assisi and his love for animals, this the day of the Blessing of the Pets. Therefore, next Sunday, October 4, we will be having the 10:30am Mass outside for parishioners and their families and their fur families! Mass will be celebrated just outside the main entrance to the church, with the altar centered on the concrete pad. All are encouraged to bring a chair and their pets for the Blessing of the Pets immediately following Mass. Those attending are asked to park in the parking lot, remain close to their cars and remember that this is a Mass, so please be reverent and conduct yourselves accordingly. Communion will be distributed up close to the church.
Celebrating Mass outside offers the opportunity to alleviate many concerns some are having regarding attending Mass in person. Please pray for glorious weather.
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