I'm not sure if the above headline refers to Catholic pets or Catholic pet owners, but regardless, Felix and Fido's big day is coming up, the annual blessing of pets on the Feast of St. Francis, Oct. 4.
You might be interested in knowing that AmericanCatholic.org compiles an annual list of animal blessing services around the U.S. and Canada. (The Canada part is more wishful than actual . . . there aren't any Canadian listings yet.)
Organizers are asking for help finding out where pet blessings are taking place in B.C. They need to have the organization’s (church, school, etc.) name; street address; city and province; date and time of the blessing service; a phone number including area code; the name of a contact person; and any additional in
formation that might be important for someone going to that location to know.
Their fax number is 513-241-0399 and their email is StAnthony@AmericanCatholic.org. The information that they receive will be available on the AmericanCatholic.org website beginning in mid-September. Visitors will be able to go directly to the pet blessing listings to check for services.