This Sunday we replace our regular Sunday observance with the commemoration of St. Francis of Assisi (feast day October 4) for whom the city of San Francisco is named. Francis is one of those few saints with almost universal recognition and appeal. With his associate, Clare, a spirit of simplicity, active care for the poorest of the poor, and an appreciation for the divine imprint in all creatures, he found new life in the 13th century church. Franciscan ideals continue to enliven and challenge us today.
On this feast day, we also bless domestic animals as a token of the love St. Francis showed for all created beings. Your pets are welcome at the services at 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 6 p.m., and at hospitality hour. For the safety and comfort of all, each must be on a leash or in a secure carrier, and please exercise your pet before entering the church.
A group of outreach ministries from Grace Cathedral, the Diocese of California, and our wider community who share St. Francis's care of the poor and of creation will showcase their work on the plaza during the hospitality hour after the 11 a.m. service.
For more information, contact the Office of the Congregation by email or call 415-749-6344.
Photo courtesy Ross McKnight
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