Parishes and schools across the diocese celebrated the feast day of St. Francis with blessings of animals. Here are scenes with just a few of our furry friends; share photos of your parish’s blessing with news@thecatholicsun.com.

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Father Yagaza blesses a favorite “pet” horse. (Text courtesy Joan Decker; photos courtesy Robert Decker)

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Friar Richard Riccioli, OFM Conv., offered blessings at Assumption Church in Syracuse Oct. 6. (Sun photos | Chuck Wainwright)

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Critters of all kinds were welcomed at the Blessing of the Animals at Seton Catholic Central High School in Binghamton Oct. 6. (Photo courtesy Diocese of Syracuse)

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Friar Richard Riccioli, OFM Conv., offered blessings at Assumption Church in Syracuse Oct. 6. (Sun photos | Chuck Wainwright)

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Father Robert Kelly offers a blessing Oct. 5 at St. Paul’s Church in Rome. (Photo courtesy St. Paul)

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Father Joe O’Connor blesses a four-legged friend at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Baldwinsville Oct. 6. (Photo courtesy St. Elizabeth Ann Seton)

 


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