Valle Catholic held a pet blessing on the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi. St. Francis devoted his life to the poor and vulnerable. He had a special connection to nature.
On Friday, October 4th parents were invited to bring family pets to the Valle Desert where Father Greg Klump, associate pastor of Ste. Genevieve Church, led the opening prayer.
“Blessed are you, Lord God, maker of all living creatures. You called
forth fish in the sea, birds in the air and animals on the land. You inspired
St. Francis to call all of them his brothers and sisters. We ask you to bless
this pet. By the power of your love, enable it to live according to your plan.
May we always praise you for all your beauty in creation. Blessed are you, Lord
our God, in all your creatures! Amen.”