Celebrate the Feast of St. Francis

The Feast of St. Francis of Assisi is on October 4 but events abound before and after that date.

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Franciscan Monastery to the Holy Land
1400 Quincy Street N.E., Washington, D.C. 20017
Saturday, September 30: Pet blessings at 10:30am
Wednesday, October 3: Transitus at 7:00 pm
Thursday, October 4: Feast Day Masses at 6:00, 7:00 and 10:30 am

Holy Family Parish
3027 Pearl St., Oldenburg, IN 47036
Sunday, October 1: Annual parish festival with pet blessings throughout the day, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wednesday, October 4: Feast Day Mass at 8:00 am

St. Aloysius (St. Al’s)
1234 Washington Blvd., Detroit, MI 48226
Wednesday, October 4: Feast Day Mass at 12:30 pm
Saturday, October 7: Pet Blessing after 10:30 am Mass

Church of the Transfiguration
25231 Code Road, Southfield, MI 48033
Saturday, September 30: Pet Blessing in our prayer garden at 11:00 am.
Wednesday October 4: Feast Day Mass at 12:00 noon

St. Joseph Chapel & Shrine of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
400 South Blvd. West, Pontiac, MI 48341
Wednesday October 4: Feast Day Mass and Pet blessing, 10:00 am

St. Anthony Shrine
5000 Colerain Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45223
Tuesday night, October 3: Transitus, a prayer service remembering the passing of St. Francis at 7:00 pm. A reception with light refreshments follows. RSVP 513-541-2146
Thursday October 4: Feast Day Mass at 7:30 am

St. Clement Church
4536 Vine St, St. Bernard, OH 45217
Wednesday October 4: Pet blessings at the elementary school, 9:30 am, and again from 6:00 – 7:30 pm on the church steps.
Thursday October 5: Feast Day Mass at 7:45 am.
A display of Franciscan artwork collected by Br. Conrad Rebmann, will be displayed in the church’s common area the weekends both before and after the Feast of St. Francis.

St. Francis Seraph Church
1615 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Sunday October 1: Pet blessing and free Pet Health clinic for the poor after the 10:00 am Mass
Thursday October 4: Feast Day Mass in the Chapel 8:00 am

Roger Bacon High School
4320 Vine Street, St. Bernard, OH 45217
Wednesday, October 4: Drop off your matching-grant donation to a friar from 7:15 – 9:30 am at RB’s semi-circular driveway supporting their St. Francis Day of Giving to raise funds for a new St. Francis of Assisi Scholarship Fund.

St. Francis Retreat House
3918 Chipman Road, Easton, PA 18045
Wednesday October 4: Feast Day Mass at 8:00 am
Friday through Sunday, October 6 – 8: Annual Franciscan Retreat Sunday, October 8: Pet Blessing, 2:00 pm