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

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

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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