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Here’s where you can get your pet blessed this weekend

October 4, 2019 Meaghan McGoldrick
Pastor E.J. Emerson (at right) blesses a cat at New Utrecht Reformed Church. Eagle file photo by Lore Croghan

People from all over the world on Friday celebrate the feast day of Saint Francis of Assisi — more commonly known as the patron saint of animals.

To mark the occasion, many Brooklyn churches are hosting pet blessings throughout the weekend, where you can sanctify your furry friends.

Naturally, the Brooklyn Eagle has done the research for you. Here are some of the places you can get your pet blessed this weekend.

Friday, Oct. 4

St. Finbar Church, 7:30 p.m.

One of the first pet blessings of the weekend will take place in Bath Beach at St. Finbar Church (138 Bay 20th Street) at 7:30 p.m. during Friday evening mass.

Saturday, Oct. 5

St. Anselm Roman Catholic Church, 11 a.m.

St. Anselm in Bay Ridge will host an early pet blessing at 11 a.m.

356 82nd St.

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St. Charles Borromeo Church, 12 p.m.

St. Charles Borromeo Church in Brooklyn Heights will celebrate the feast of St. Francis of Assisi with a blessing of the animals at noon on Saturday, in front of the church.

19 Sidney Pl.

Sunday, Oct. 6

The Church of St. Ann & the Holy Trinity, 10:30 a.m.

The Church of St. Ann & the Holy Trinity will host its annual animal blessing at 10:30 a.m. (between early church and holy eucharist) in the north garden on Clinton Street. The Brooklyn Heights parish welcomes members of the congregation, neighbors and friends to join with their pets.

157 Montague St.

Christ Church, 10:30 a.m.

Christ Church in Bay Ridge will host a pet blessing at 10:30 a.m. in the church yard.

7301 Ridge Blvd.

St. Philips Episcopal Church, 10:30 a.m.

St. Philips Episcopal Church in Dyker Heights will host a pet blessing at around 10:30 a.m.

1072 80th St.

Roman Catholic Church of St. Patrick, 12 p.m.

The Roman Catholic Church of St. Patrick in Bay Ridge will host a pet blessing at noon Sunday.

9511 4th Ave.

St. John’s Episcopal Church, 12:15 p.m.

St. John’s Episcopal Church in Park Slope will host a Blessing of the Animals after its 11 a.m. service, at approximately 12:15 p.m. This year’s celebration will include The Good Dog Foundation, a ministry of hospital and prison visitation animals, which trains in the church every week.

139 St. Johns Pl.

Grace Church, 4 p.m.

Grace Church in Brooklyn Heights welcomes parishioners, neighbors and their pets — on a leash or in a carrier — to an annual St. Francis Day service and Blessing of the Animals from 4 to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

254 Hicks St.

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