Pet blessings 2020

By Chicago Catholic
Thursday, October 8, 2020

Father Marek Smolka, associate pastor of Holy Name Cathedral, blesses animals in the courtyard in celebration of the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals and the environment.(Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)


The Archdiocese of Chicago's Office of Radio and Television produced this video of pet blessings using the photos of Chicago Catholic photo editor Karen Callaway. The photos are from Queen of Martyrs Church in Evergreen Park and Holy Name Cathedral. Over 90 archdiocesan parishes celebrated the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, which falls on Oct. 4, with pet blessings the weekend of Oct. 3-4.