Valle Catholic held a pet blessing on the Friday before the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi. St. Francis devoted his life to the poor and vulnerable and had a special connection to animals.
October 4th is his feast day and on Friday, October 2nd Valle Catholic parents were invited to bring family pets to the Valle Desert where Father Greg Klump, associate pastor of Ste. Genevieve Church, led a prayer and blessing. The school also sponsored a pet drive for a local animal shelter organized by the First Grade.