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Feast of St. Francis Pet Blessing



Feast of St. Francis Pet Blessing

One of our favorite feast days in celebration of St. Francis of Assisi is the blessing of pets.  This will occur Friday, October 4 at 8:00 a.m. in the St. Boniface Gym.  Parents may bring their child’s pet and gather in the gym at 7:45 a.m.  The students may go directly to their classroom, hang up their book bag, and then come back to the gym.

Students who have pets, but cannot be transported, may bring a picture of their pet and show it to Fr. Tim for a blessing.

All students who do not bring a pet, or a picture of a pet, will first go to the classroom when the 7:50 bell rings.  They will come to the gym at 8:00 and sit in the bleachers.  After Fr. Tim blesses each pet individually, the pets are paraded close to the bleachers so the students can see and pet all the animals.

Parents must take the pet home after the blessing. No child will be allowed to keep the pet in school during the day!

PTO will bring in cupcakes to distribute to the students during mid-morning snack time, in celebration of St. Francis of Assisi.

 

First Friday Mass

Friday, October 4

It is our tradition to have Mass and receive Holy Communion on the First Fridays of the month.  In order to receive Communion, we must fast from food and drink, except water, for one hour before receiving Holy Communion.  Therefore, only on First Fridays the lunch and recess schedule is switched:

11:00 – 11:20        Lunch

11:20 – 11:50        Recess

11:50 – 12:05        Restroom

12:05 – 12:45        Holy Mass


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