Blessing of Animals from by Kevin E. Mackin, O.F.M.

Fr. Efren(EJ) Jimenez, OFM blesses a dog during St. Francis of Assisi’s feast day last Oct. 4. The blessing of pets is an annual tradition of the parish. A procession of animals, everything from dogs and cats to hamsters and even horses, is led to churches for a special ceremony called the Blessing of Pets.Continue reading “Blessing of Animals from by Kevin E. Mackin, O.F.M.”

St. Francis of Assisi Celebrated By Edmund Lim

In celebration of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the SSAP community organized Triduum masses from Oct. 1-3, blessing of pets on Oct. 4 and the praying of the Franciscan Crown Rosary at the main church. The Franciscan Crown (or Seraphic Rosary) dates back to the year 1422. A young novice in the FranciscanContinue reading “St. Francis of Assisi Celebrated By Edmund Lim”