St. Francis Blessing of the AnimalsSt. Francis Celebration


Blessing of the Animals

Animal Adoption



1 october • 2–4p




Pets of all shapes and sizes are invited to our annual Blessing of the Animals to honor the life of St Francis of Assisi. Animals from rescue groups will be available for adoption (puppies, rabbits & kittens): DuPage Animal Care; Chicago House Rabbit Society; 4 Paws 4U4 Ever


Fr. Martin Blessing the AnimalsWe believe, like St. Francis, that animals minister to us is a special way. Francis had a high regard for animals because he believed they are a blessing from God which merits our gratitude and praise.


Children can enjoy activities planned to entertain and educate them about pets at the event on Sunday, October 1 from 2–4pm.


Blessed pets will receive an organic treat bag to take home. Water, parking and restrooms are available on site.