Blessing of the Animals in Chapel on Friday, September 30

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Join us in Hoversten Chapel at 10:40 am on Friday for the Blessing of the Animals service as we celebrate St. Francis of Assisi, Patron Saint of Animals. Our service will include a lively blessing ritual of animals and pets to honor St. Francis’ devotion to all God’s creatures and a slideshow of pets. If you wish to have a photo of your pet included in the slideshow, please send it to Janice Dames at by Thursday at 3:00 pm. Jennifer Troy of Paws for Learning will join us with her therapy animals, and Ellen Weber, Christensen Center for Vocation Operations Program Associate, will offer a message. Bring your pet or therapy or emotional support animal (or a photo of them) for a blessing on Friday. All are welcome!