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Blessing of the animals


To celebrate the Feast Day of St. Francis and World Animal Day, Father John Nolan will bless animals in front of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, at corner of Cypress and 7th street, beginning at 10 pm, Saturday, Oct. 5. The community is invited to bring their companion animals and participate in this time-honored ceremony. A nature lover, St. Francis of Assisi is the patron saint of animals and the environment.