In honor of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of the environment and animals, whose feast day is October 4, pets will be blessed today at the following places and times:
- Cathedral St. Catharine, Allentown, back parking lot, 10 a.m.
- St. Patrick, Pottsville, in Calvary Cemetery, 10 a.m.
- St. Teresa of Calcutta, Mahanoy City, rectory courtyard, 10 a.m. weather permitting
- St. Theresa of the Child Jesus, Hellertown, near Fatima and St. Theresa shrines,10 a.m.,
- St. Nicholas, Walnutport, church parking lot, 10 a.m.
- St. Peter the Fisherman, Lake Harmony, 10 a.m.
- St. Joseph, Summit Hill, 10:15 a.m.
- St. John Baptist de la Salle, Shillington, upper parking lot, 11 a.m.
- Assumption B.V.M., Bethlehem, St. Francis courtyard, 11 a.m.
- Notre Dame of Bethehem, at the Blessed Mother Grotto, 1 p.m.
- St. Catharine of Siena, Reading, at the Pavilion, 4:30 p.m.
Please use leashes and cages as needed.
Various times see schedule.