In honor of St. Francis, patron saint of animals and the environment, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church will conduct a Blessing of Animals Sunday, Oct. 6.
The blessing will be part of the 9:30 a.m. worship service.
Each animal will receive an individual blessing and a St. Francis collar tag.
All animal lovers and their pets are welcome to the service. Horses and other large animals will be blessed in the parking lot.
Pet treats will be served during the morning coffee hour following the service.
Last year, nearly 40 dogs, a few cats and several goldfish were brought to the church for blessings.
St. Mark’s is located at 415 S. Main St., Waupaca.