Diocese of Rochester parishes will offer 2023 pet blessings - Catholic Courier
A small dog stands near its owner’s leg.

Lisa Rodriguez brought her dog, Mr. Big, to the 2019 pet blessing at St. Mary of the Assumption Church in Scottsville. (Courier file photo)

Diocese of Rochester parishes will offer 2023 pet blessings

Pet blessings are being offered at a number of diocesan parishes to honor the Oct. 4 feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals.

Here is a listing of blessings, based on information provided in parish bulletins as of Sept. 27.

Saturday, Sept. 30

• Guardian Angels Church (St. Marianne Cope Parish), 2061 E. Henrietta Road, Henrietta, 10 a.m.

• Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 150 Varinna Drive, Brighton, 10 a.m.

• St. Mary Church (St. John Vianney Parish), 32 E. Morris St., Bath, 10 a.m.

• St. Louis Church. 64 S. Main St., Pittsford, 10:30 a.m.

Sunday, Oct. 1

• Holy Cross Church (at the butterfly garden), 4492 Lake Ave., Rochester, noon

• All Saints Church, 347 Ridge Road, Lansing, 12:30 p.m.

• St. Columba Church, (St. Martin de Porres Parish), 198 North Street, Caledonia, 1 p.m.

• St. Pius Tenth Church, 3010 Chili Avenue, Chili, 1 p.m.

• St. Rita Church, 1008 Maple Drive, Webster, 1-2 p.m.

• The Parish of the Holy Family, 4100 Lyell Road, Gates, 2-3 p.m. (drive-through pet blessing)

Wednesday, Oct. 4

• St. Mary Church (St. Benedict Parish), 95 N. Main St., Canandaigua, following 9 a.m. daily Mass (9:30 a.m.)

• St. Francis of Assisi Church (at the St. Francis outdoor shrine), 299 Clark St., Auburn, 4:30 p.m.

• Most Holy Name of Jesus Parish (faith-formation building), 1010 Davis St., Elmira, 5:30 p.m.

• St. Catherine of Siena Church, 26 Mendon Ionia Road, Mendon, 5:30 p.m.

• St. Mary Our Mother Church, 816 W. Broad St., Horseheads, 5:30 p.m.

• St. Mary of the Lake Church, 905 N. Decatur St., Watkins Glen, 6 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 7

• St. John the Evangelist Church, 2400 W. Ridge Road, Greece, 10:30 a.m.

• Lyons Central Park, Church Street, Lyons, 11 a.m. (sponsored by Lyons Inter Church Council)

• St. Mark Church, 54 Kuhn Road, Greece, noon

• St. Michael Church, 312 Liberty St., Penn Yan, noon

• St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, 1124 Hudson Ave., Rochester, 1 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 8

• Holy Spirit Church, 1355 Hatch Road, Webster, 12:15 p.m.

• St. Joseph Church, 43 Gebhardt Road, Penfield, 12:15 p.m.

• St. John the Evangelist Church, 55 Martha St., Spencerport, 1 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 15

• St. Charles Borromeo Church, 3003 Dewey Ave., Greece, 11:45 a.m.

Tags: Feast Days & Saints
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