Pets blessed in celebration of St. Francis of Assisi feast day
Pets received blessings at numerous churches throughout the Diocese of Rochester to celebrate the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi. Pets were blessed at Scottsville’s St. Mary of the Assumption Church Sept. 29 and at Victor’s St. Patrick Church Oct. 4 in recognition of the patron saint of animals.
Father John Hayes’ dog Bonaparte socializes before a Sept. 29 pet blessing at St. Mary of the Assumption Church in Scottsville.
Father Hayes reads the blessing at St. Mary of the Assumption Church.
Carmela Scamot and her dog Simba listen to the blessing at St. Mary of the Assumption Church.
Father Hayes blesses animals with holy water at St. Mary of the Assumption Church.
Lisa Rodriguez brought her dog Mr. Big to be blessed at St. Mary of the Assumption Church.
Father Edison Tayag, pastor at St. Patrick Church in Victor, blesses pets at the church Oct. 4.
Greg Constantino holds Luca as they wait for the pet blessing to begin Oct. 4 at St. Patrick Church in Victor.
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