Events celebrating the Feast of St. Francis

Events celebrating the Feast of St. Francis

The Feast of St. Francis is October 4

Celebrate our founder by joining with the friars in these activities and events around the province.

Solemn Novena in Honor of St. Francis of Assisi
We invite you to pray an online novena with us, September 25 – October 3, culminating on his feast day, October 4.

Pray "The Canticle of the Creatures," St. Francis' great poem praising God and his creation

Holy Family Parish
3027 Pearl St., Oldenburg, IN 47036
Sunday, October 7: Annual parish festival with pet blessings throughout the day, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

St. Mary of the Angels
3501 N. Miro St., New Orleans, LA 70177
Saturday and Sunday, October 6 & 7: Pet blessings and Masses Pulpit Exchange with twinning parish, Sacred Heart in Pinellas Park, FL. Fr. Joe Hund will be in Florida and Fr. Kevin Yarnell will be in New Orleans.


SPCA Cincinnati, Sharonville location
11900 Conrey Road, Cincinnati, OH 45249
Saturday October 6: The friars will bless hundreds of adoptable dog and cat residents from 10:00 - noon.  Then bring your pet friends for a Pet Blessing from noon to 2:00 pm in the parking lot (rain plan: training room).

St. Francis Seraph Ministries 
St. Anthony Center
1615 Republic St., Cincinnati, OH 45205
Saturday, October 6: Francis Fest, from 4:00 - 7:00 pm.  This family friendly event includes an Italian dinner, entertainment, children activities, and a basket raffle. Proceeds benefit the Mother Teresa of Calcutta Dining Room Breakfast and Dinner Program

To purchase tickets, visit:

St. Francis Retreat House
3918 Chipman Road, Easton, PA 18045
Thursday, October 4: Feast Day Mass at 8:00 am
Sunday, October 7: Pet Blessing, 2:00 pm


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