October 4th is the feast day for St. Francis of Assisi. St. Francis of Assisi is the patron saint of animals and the environment. As a result, many churches observe the Sunday closest to October 4 with a blessing for the animals. Two local churches are having the blessing of the animals this weekend.
Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church will have their service on Saturday, October 2 at 10:00 am.
Saint Francis of Assisi Church will have the Bblessing of the animals on Sunday, October 3 at 3:30 p.m. near the Statue of Our Lady.
For those that want to wait until next week, the United Methodist Church of Mount Kisco will have a blessing of the animals in their pumpkin patch on Sunday, October 10.