Blessing of the (Stuffed) Animals

As it is customary around the feast day of Saint Francis of Assisi (the Patron Saint of Animals) for churches to hold a special ceremony for the Blessing of the Pets, Saint James School Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten students were able to bring their own (stuffed) “pets” to school yesterday for a special blessing by Father Carlson (and a short lesson on Saint Francis).  Below are some pictures of the students having their “pets” blessed by Father Carlson (please click to enlarge).