• 2nd grade shows off the pictures of their pets that they drew for the Annual Pet Blessing at St. Agnes School.

    2nd grade shows off the pictures of their pets that they drew for the Annual Pet Blessing at St. Agnes School.

  • St. Agnes School Kindergarten students pet the Livingston County Mounted Police Horses as they celebrate animals at the Pet Blessing in honor of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi.

    St. Agnes School Kindergarten students pet the Livingston County Mounted Police Horses as they celebrate animals at the Pet Blessing in honor of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi.

  • St. Agnes School 1st grade students pet the Livingston County Mounted Police horses that came to visit during their Annual Pet Blessing Ceremony.

    St. Agnes School 1st grade students pet the Livingston County Mounted Police horses that came to visit during their Annual Pet Blessing Ceremony.

  • Students are introduced to Livingston County K-9 Hutch by his handler Sergeant Draper.

    Students are introduced to Livingston County K-9 Hutch by his handler Sergeant Draper.

  • Livingston County Sheriff’s Sergeant Draper talks about K9 Hutch’s duties to St. Agnes School’s 3rd grade class as Hutch plays tug-of-war.

    Livingston County Sheriff’s Sergeant Draper talks about K9 Hutch’s duties to St. Agnes School’s 3rd grade class as Hutch plays tug-of-war.

  • St. Agnes School’s 5th grade class dressed down in Pink to support Breast Cancer Research.

    St. Agnes School’s 5th grade class dressed down in Pink to support Breast Cancer Research.

  • St. Agnes School Principal Ms. Jensen dressed down in pink on Go Pink! Day to support Breast Cancer Awareness and Research.

    St. Agnes School Principal Ms. Jensen dressed down in pink on Go Pink! Day to support Breast Cancer Awareness and Research.

St. Agnes School host Pet Blessing and Go Pink! Day

Courtesy of St. Agnes School /     |    10.16.2020
Category: Southern Tier


Annually to celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, students at St. Agnes School have brought in their own pets to be blessed on October 4th. Everything from cats and dogs to horses and cows have come to visit on this special day.

This year due to COVID restrictions, St. Agnes School was not able to hold their Pet Blessing in the traditional way, but they were not going to let it stop them from seeking a blessing for their furry friends.  On Monday October 5th,  students assembled on the playground by class holding pictures of their pets (some that they drew), collars, leashes, and pet toys to be blessed by Deacon Johan Engstrom.  In the spirit of appreciating the animal friends in our lives, the students had a surprise visit from the Livingston County mounted sheriff’s and the Livingston County K-9 Hutch.  They were able to pet the horses and ask the sheriff’s questions about their horses and the K-9 dogs.  It was an exciting and educational opportunity as we celebrated God’s wonderful creatures.

Go PINK!  Students at St. Agnes School held a GoPink! Day on Wednesday October 7th to raise money and awareness for Breast Cancer Research. Students dressed down in Pink and donated money to help URMC’s Finger Lakes Cancer Services. Breast Cancer is a cause near and dear to St. Agnes School as the school’s principal Ms. Elizabeth Jensen is a Breast Cancer Survivor.  Student’s raised over $200 to donate to Cancer Awareness and Research.

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