FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 2, 2020
BROOKLYN AND QUEENS CHURCHES TO BLESS THE ANIMALS THIS WEEKEND IN HONOR OF ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI
The Diocese of Brooklyn will commemorate the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi (October 4) this weekend with the Blessing of the Animals taking place outside churches throughout Brooklyn and Queens.
Saint Francis, who lived in the 12th century, is the Catholic Church’s patron saint of animals and the environment.
Members of the media interested in covering an event, where pets will be brought for a special blessing by members of the Diocesan clergy, are encouraged to contact John Quaglione at firstname.lastname@example.org or (718) 517-3112 for specific times and locations.