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Fuzzy, furry and all critters in between are blessed at St. Joseph

Revel Panzer, Grace Ptacek, Trey Myers, Leah Harvey gather around Raph Ptacek and some four-legged friends at the St. Joseph Parish School pet blessing Thursday, Oct. 4. Photo courtesy of Monica Graske1 / 9
Henry Block carries his fluffy bunny in a secure case to the St. Joseph Parish School pet blessing Thursday, Oct. 4. Photo courtesy of Monica Graske2 / 9
Principal Chris Magee, Ashley Keller, Rory Zuehlsdorf, Claire Schommer at the St. Joseph Parish School pet blessing Thursday, Oct. 4. Photo courtesy of Monica Graske3 / 9
Wyatt Wrisky brought his dog to the St. Joseph Parish School pet blessing Thursday, Oct. 4. Photo courtesy of Monica Graske4 / 9
Daniel Wiatr and Jacob Chesney keep tabs on a turtle at the St. Joseph Parish School pet blessing Thursday, Oct. 4. Photo courtesy of Monica Graske5 / 9
The first grade class, including Josiah Dravis, Shia Tischleder, Olin Kiefer, Mariella Most, Sydney Hillebrand, Jonah Budworth, Cora Hince, Revel Panzer and Carter Randolph gathers around a cat carrier at the St. Joseph Parish School pet blessing Thursday, Oct. 4. Photo courtesy of Monica Graske6 / 9
Lauren Myers is all smiles with her dog at the St. Joseph Parish School pet blessing Thursday, Oct. 4. Photo courtesy of Monica Graske7 / 9
Brennen Pagenkopf and Lily Sabelko work together to keep this fluffy white friend leashed at the St. Joseph Parish School pet blessing Thursday, Oct. 4. Photo courtesy of Monica Graske8 / 9
Harper French didn’t seem to mind having her hands full of her fuzzy friend at the St. Joseph Parish School pet blessing Thursday, Oct. 4. Photo courtesy of Monica Graske9 / 9

Thursday, Oct. 4 was the Feast day of St. Francis of Assisi. This feast commemorates the life of the patron saint of animals and the environment. In remembrance of his love for all creatures, St. Joseph Parish School in Prescott had a blessing of the animals.

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