RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

Blessing of the Animals

People bring household pets to Holy Family Catholic Church for popular celebration in honor of St. Francis

  • Wednesday, October 10, 2018 2:55pm
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Father Roy Baroma and George Augustine bless Rob Woodworth’s dog, Bearinger, Teddie Woodworth’s dog, Jazzmen, and Anthony Corpuz’s dog, Felix, during a ceremony last Saturday at Holy Family Catholic Church.

This time of year, a procession of cats and dogs – and other animals, too – is led to churches for a special ceremony called the Blessing of Pets, a custom conducted in remembrance of Saint Francis of Assisi’s love for all creatures.

Father Roy Baroma welcomes the people with their beloved animals to be blessed at Holy Family Catholic Church. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

Father Roy Baroma welcomes the people with their beloved animals to be blessed at Holy Family Catholic Church. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

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