Bless the pets

Published 11:45 pm Friday, October 10, 2014

In honor of the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church recently held its annual Pet Blessing at the school. Parents and grandparents brought pets to campus at dismissal so their children could have their pets blessed by Father Garrett O’Brien. Animals ranged from hamsters and bunnies to dogs and cats to a turtle and a hermit crab. Peyton Madere, left, brought one of his chickens for a blessing from Garrett, right, as Hayden Hebert, middle, looks on.