The traditional St. Francis Day Blessing of the Animals will be held on the patio at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church on Saturday, Oct. 1 at 4 p.m.
The 5 p.m. evening service will follow in the church, located at 16275 Pomerado Road, Poway, 92064. You and your pets are welcome to stay for the service. Carriers are recommended for cats, as well as many other household pets.
Thanks be to God for these special companions who bring love and joy into our lives.