The Day the Bull Went to the Pet Blessing

From the “Cool Catholic Files”, my favorite tweet of the day from my friend Matthew Kurtz, Director of Communications for the Bismarck Diocese:

Bull shows up for Pet Blessing at Cathedral School, Diocese of Bismarck

And for those who want the full experience, a selfie of said bull:

Bull attends Pet Blessing at Cathedral School in the Diocese of Bismarck

Kudos to Msgr. Tom Richter and the school staff for a memorable moment on a blustery Friday Feast of St. Francis! I may need to show up there for next year’s Pet Blessing to see what other types of cool characters show up.

Msgr. Tom Richter blesses pets at Cathedral School in the Diocese of Bismarck

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