Saint Francis of Assisi was known for his love of creation and his relationship with animals. The Catholic Church has the custom of blessing animals in early October around the time of the Feast Day of St. Francis.
The Blessing of Animals took place at St. Mary Catholic Community School on Tuesday, October 4, 2022. Those parents who brought their cats, dogs, rabbits, turtles, iguanas and other pets gathered with their pets and children in the grass on the south side of the school. During the ritual, Father Kevin Huber read scripture, offered petitions, imparted a prayer of blessing, and sprinkled the animals with Holy Water.
Kailana Urbanek got her chameleon, Kiwi, blesse along with Miranda Fletes and her pup named Harry.
The Olis Family’s puppy named Doc seems interested in the other dogs he met at the pet blessing at St. Mary’s School in Crown Point.
Bella Padilla’s dog Max was very well behaved.
The Alspach family’s pooch, Pauley, seems anxious to receive a blessing and sprinkle of Holy Water from Father Kevin Huber.
St. Mary Catholic Community School offers grade levels Junior Pre-Kindergarten (for three-year-olds) through grade eight. St. Mary’s faculty teaches a rich curriculum supported by cutting-edge technology with faith as the cornerstone. To learn more about St. Mary’s School or schedule a tour, call 663-0676 or visit school.stmarycp.