Pet blessing in Dupont honors Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals


Pastor Thomas Petro blesses two dogs, Tara, left, and Brady with their owners Arlene and Francis Norton, of Pittston Twp., outside of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Dupont on Tuesday, October 4. This was the second time Tara and Brady were blessed during the annual pet blessing. 10/4/16. Sean McKeag | Sunday Dispatch


Sean McKeag | Sunday Dispatch

Pastor Thomas Petro blesses two dogs, Tara, left, and Brady with their owners Arlene and Francis Norton, of Pittston Township, outside of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Dupont on Tuesday, Oct. 4. This was the second time Tara and Brady were blessed during the annual pet blessing. The event was held to honor the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals.

Pastor Thomas Petro blesses two dogs, Tara, left, and Brady with their owners Arlene and Francis Norton, of Pittston Twp., outside of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Dupont on Tuesday, October 4. This was the second time Tara and Brady were blessed during the annual pet blessing. 10/4/16. Sean McKeag | Sunday Dispatch
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_PSD100916Blessing1.jpgPastor Thomas Petro blesses two dogs, Tara, left, and Brady with their owners Arlene and Francis Norton, of Pittston Twp., outside of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Dupont on Tuesday, October 4. This was the second time Tara and Brady were blessed during the annual pet blessing. 10/4/16. Sean McKeag | Sunday DispatchSean McKeag | Sunday Dispatch
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