Catholic churches throughout the area will be celebrating the Feast of St. Francis and his love for animals with a “Blessing of the Animals” this weekend.
St. Rose Parish in Belmar will hold a blessing of the animals in the church parking lot at 10 a.m. Saturday. Bring your pets and children are encouraged to bring their stuffed animals, too. The church is located at 603 7th Avenue.
St. Denis Parish in Manasquan will hold its special blessing at 3 p.m. Sunday in the church parking lot at 90 Union Avenue.