November 9, 2012

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Crowd enjoys blessing of various pets at St. Christopher Parish in Indianapolis

I am writing this letter to the editor to let the public know what an enjoyable morning Oct. 13 was at St. Christopher Parish in Speedway.

It was a crisp, clear fall morning, and the event was the annual blessing of pets.

Since Father Michael Welch, our pastor, was on vacation, Providence Sister Mary Ann DeFazio conducted the event. She and her two young, able-bodied assistants prayed for the pets, animals and owners, and special intentions were also offered up in front of the sculpture of Jesus during the Last Supper.

There were dogs of all sizes, shapes and sounds, two cats and a horse named Cayenne, who was as tame as television’s “Mr. Ed.”

This annual custom is held in honor of St. Francis of Assisi because of his love for animals and all creatures. A wonderful time was had by all.

Thanks, St. Christopher Parish.

- Mark Hummer | Speedway

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