Blessing of Animals at St. Kilian’s

Today is a favorite feast day of mine.  I took Francis as my confirmation name back in 2001 and have always had a special devotion.  I was thrilled to be able to bless the animals at my parish this afternoon.

We had a great turn out, almost double of last year.  We saw birds, some cats and many dogs.

After saying a Hail Mary for Pope Francis on his name day I said the blessing and then sprinkled all the animals with holy water.

Here I am with two of my youngest parishioners. Dominick and Anthony.

Click here for a gallery of images from the blessing

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