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. Pet owners are asked to wear masks, practice social distancing, and leash or cage their pets.
Friday, Oct. 2
St. Mary Church, 4 Avon Road, Genese0; 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 3
‚Ä¢ St. Catherine of Siena Church, 51 Maple St., Addison; noon to 1 p.m.
‚Ä¢ Holy Cross Church, 4492 Lake Ave., Rochester/Charlotte; noon.
‚Ä¢ Holy Trinity Church, 1460 Ridge Road, Webster; noon.
‚Ä¢ St. Joseph Church, 8508 Main St., Campbell; 2 to 3 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 4:
‚Ä¢ St. Charles Borromeo Church, 3003 Dewey Ave., Greece; 11:15 a.m. (RSVP to Elizabeth.Cilano@dor.org or call 585-663-8000, ext. 2, by Oct 1.)
‚Ä¢ St. Mary Our Mother Church, 816 W. Broad St., Horseheads; noon.
‚Ä¢ St. Rita Church, 1008 Maple Drive, Webster; noon to 1 p.m. (This is a drive-through event.)
‚Ä¢ St. Stanislaus Church, 7646 Whitehead Hill Road, Bradford; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
‚Ä¢ St. Columba Church, 198 North St., Caledonia; 1 p.m.
‚Ä¢ Ss. Peter and Paul Church, 556 St. Joseph’s Blvd., Elmira; 1 p.m. (Preregistration is required; call 607-733-3484 to reserve a spot.)
‚Ä¢ St. Francis of Assisi Church, 299 Clark St., Auburn; 4 p.m.