POSTED: Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 4:34pm
UPDATED: Friday, October 5, 2012 - 8:29am
RIO GRANDE VALLEY — Saint Francis was famous for his love of animals and nature. Today, many churches across the country and the Valley commemorate his life by the blessing of animals.
Several churches in the Diocese of Brownsville will participate. The faithful bring their dogs, cats, fish, birds and other animals to the church grounds for prayers and a special blessing.
THE BLESSING OF ANIMALS LOCATIONS:
Thursday, Oct. 4
BROWNSVILLE — Mary, Mother of the Church Parish, 1914 Barnard Rd., at 5:30 p.m. under the big tree
BROWNSVILLE — St. Luke Church, 2800 Rockwell Dr., at 6 p.m. in front of the church, facing Rockwell Dr.
EDINBURG — St. Joseph Church, 122 W. Fay, at 6:30 p.m. in the school yard
HARLINGEN — Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 1313 W. Buchanan St., at 6 p.m.
HARLINGEN — St. Anthony Church, 209 S. Tenth St., at 6:30 p.m. in the parking lot behind the church
McALLEN — St. Joseph the Worker Church, 2315 Ithaca St., at 5:30 p.m. in the prayer garden
SAN BENITO — St. Ignatius Church, 24380 W. US Hwy 281 at 6:30 p.m.
SAN JUAN — Basilica of Our Lady of San Juan del Valle-National Shrine, 400 N. Virgen de San Juan Blvd., at 6:15 p.m. by the mosaic
SAN JUAN — St. John the Baptist Church, 216 W. First St., at 6 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 6
McALLEN — Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 1108 W. Hackberry Ave., at 10 a.m.
Sunday, Oct. 7
ALAMO — Resurrection Church, 312 N. 9th St., two blessings at 10:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
LA GRULLA - Holy Family Church, W. 107 Private Lazaro Solis Street, at 1:30 p.m.
McALLEN — Holy Spirit Church, 2201 Martin Ave., at 4 p.m.
McALLEN — Sacred Heart Church, 306 S. 15th St., at 3 p.m. in the Centennial Garden
MISSION — Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 620 Dunlap St., at 7 p.m.