By Catholic Review Staff
In celebration of St. Francis of Assisi’s feast day Oct. 4, the following parishes in the Archdiocese of Baltimore are holding pet blessings to honor the patron saint of animals and the environment.
Our Lady of Grace, Parkton
1-2 p.m., pavilion and fields
18310 Middletown Road, Parkton
St. Andrew by the Bay in Annapolis
Pet Blessing 3 p.m., church patio
701 College Parkway, Annapolis
St. Athanasius, Curtis Bay
Pet Blessing at noon
4708 Prudence St., Baltimore
St. Casimir Church Baltimore
Pet Blessing at noon at the church
2900 O’Donnell St., Canton
Church of the Good Shepherd
1451 Furnace Ave., Glen Burnie
St. Francis of Assisi, Baltimore
10 a.m., pets will be blessed at Herring Run Park
3615 Harford Road, Baltimore
St. Francis de Sales, Abingdon
10-11 a.m., at the gazebo in front of the worship center glass doors
1450 Abingdon Road, Abingdon
St. John the Evangelist Church in Frederick
10-11 a.m. at the church
118 East Second St.
St. John the Evangelist, Severna Park
Pet Blessing 11 a.m.
689 Ritchie Highway, Severna Park
St. Joseph’s Passionist Monastery
10:30 a.m. on the front lawn of the rectory
3801 Old Frederick Road, Irvington
St. Peter the Apostle, Libertytown
Blessing of the Animals, 10-11:30 a.m.
9190 Church St.
Union Bridge, MD
Our Lady of the Mountains, Shrine of Ss. Peter and Paul, Cumberland
125 Fayette St., Cumberland
Sacred Heart of Jesus/Sagrade Corazon de Jesus
11 a.m. on the lawn near the parking lot
600 S. Conkling St., Highlandtown
Sacred Heart of Mary, Graceland Park
10:30 a.m. in front of the church
6736 Youngstown Ave., Graceland Park
Ss. Philip and James
2801 N. Charles St., Baltimore
St. Ann Church in Hagerstown
Pet Blessing 1-2 p.m.
1525 Oak Hill Ave.
St. Augustine, Williamsport
32 E. Potomac St., Williamsport
St. Brigid, Canton
Blessing of the Animals in O’Donnell Square
Catholic Community of St. Francis Xavier, Hunt Valley
2-2:30 p.m., CCSFX grounds
13717 Cuba Road, Hunt Valley
St. Francis of Assisi, Fulton
Blessing of the Animals, 12:45-1:45 p.m.
8300 Old Columbia Road, Fulton
Holy Family Catholic Community in Middletown
Blessing of the Animals 2 p.m., front lawn
7321 Burkittsville Rd.
Middletown, MD 21769
St. Mary in Petersville/St. Francis of Assisi Brunswick
4231 Catholic Church Road, Petersville
Shrine of St. Anthony
Blessing of Animals on the piazza in front of the Shrine building
2 p.m. All pets are welcome (on leashes
12290 Folly Quarter Road, Ellicott City
St. Stephen Church
8030 Bradshaw Road, Kingsville
St. James, Boonsboro
121 N. Main Street, Boonsboro
Mother Seton School
100 Creamery Road, Emmitsburg
Have a pet blessing you would like to add? Let us know in the comments section.
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