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Sunday, October 5, 2014 7:45 am to 7 pm
The Feast of St. Francis & Blessing of the Animals

This Sunday we remember St. Francis of Assisi (feast day October 4) patron and namesake of our city. With his associate, Clare, Francis lived a life of simplicity, active care for the poorest of the poor, and appreciation for the divine imprint in all creatures. Franciscan ideals continue to enliven and challenge us today.

On this day, we bless domestic animals as a token of the love St. Francis showed for all created beings. Your pets are welcome at the 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 6 p.m., services, and at hospitality time. 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, 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. 

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For more information, contact the Office of the Congregation by email or call 415-749-6344.

 

Where: Various - after all three Eucharists

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