Pet Blessings

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.

Event Date
Event Time
Various times see schedule.
Image Gallery
Pet blessing (CNS photo)