Today, October 4th, is the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of our parish. We had a wonderful weekend of special Masses celebrating our saint, including a very special Mass on Sunday afternoon with Bishop Crosby, which also closed our 60th Anniversary celebrations. Bishop Crosby also blessed our new statue, St. Francis in Exultation, created by Timothy Schmalz.
Tonight we will have our annual Blessing of Animals, in the Peace Garden off the rectory parking lot. Please bring your pets to be blessed by Fr. Raphael, and please remember to wear a mask and social distance even though we are outside. You may want to stop and look at the other Timothy Schmalz statue we have in our Peace Garden, called Pets Are Blessed, which features St. Francis blessing the animals.
You may also be interested in learning more about our patron saint, by clicking here.
Or you may wish to learn more about our parish, by clicking here.
Finally, we invite you to again appreciate the wonderful memories compiled in our 60th Anniversary video below. May the Lord bless us with many more years as a “Christ-centred faith community seeking to be instruments of God’s peace.”