Fox Valley pets blessed for Saint Francis weekend


OSHKOSH, Wis. (WBAY) — Many family pets in the Fox Valley were blessed today as part of a celebration of Saint Francis weekend.

St. Francis is the patron saint of animals and the environment, and at Congressional Church in Oshkosh pets were blessed for the third year in a row.

The church blesses animals any day of the year, but admit this weekend means a little more.

“It’s something nice to do for animals and their owners, and that’s why they come,” said Cheryl Hentz, Facilitator of Animal Ministries, First Congressional Church.

The church says they blessed about 60 animals Saturday.