On Sunday afternoon, Father Aveni blessed the Pets of our Parishioners. Here are some photos:


Many churches in the United States celebrate the Feast of St Francis of Assisi on October 4 each year. The feast commemorates the life of St Francis, who was born in the 12th century and is the Catholic Church’s patron saint of animals and the environment. It is a popular day for pets to be “blessed”.

St. Matthew Parish will host a “Blessing of Animals” through the intercession of St. Francis of Assisi. Bring your pet, large or small – Sunday, October 4 at 3:00pm on St. Theresa side lawn.