Blessing of the Animals

In honour of St Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals and the natural environment, we are blessing the animals on Saturday, October 2 at 9:30 a.m. Our service and the blessings will take place outside behind St James (whether permitted, indoors if raining).

You are invited to bring your pets of any shape or size for a blessing. You are also invited to bring a photo or memento of a former pet who you wish to remember.

If you wish to bring a donation for the Ottawa Humane Society, that is also most welcome!