St. Bede the Venerable Parish, Holland, hosted its annual blessing of the pets and pet show Saturday, Oct. 5 in celebration of the previous day’s feast of St. Francis of Assisi. Father Sean A. Loomis, parochial vicar, performed the blessing rite. All winners in the pet show, indicated in the gallery below, received statues of St. Francis while the Best in Show winner also received a gift certificate from Pet Smart. All photos by parishioner Gary Gehringer.
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