In honor of St. Francis of Assisi, we had a pet blessing the weekend before St. Francis's Memorial Day. It is always a lot of fun to see all the pets interacting and to have the chance to meet one another's animals. After saying a prayer thanking God our Creator for the beauty of nature and the gift of pets, he sprinkled each animal with Holy Water - a little blast of grace for each one.
Beginning in October, our parish began hosting "Totus Tuus Saturdays" on the first Saturday of each month. This event, which goes from 9:00-10:30 am, is for children in grades K-6. We begin with a children's Mass where the kids read, serve and bring up the gifts, then we head to Soseman Hall for a snack and some major fun. This month happened to fall on the Feast of St. Therese of Lisieux, the Little Flower and the Saint of the Little Way - a perfect way to kick-off this monthly event.