Celebration of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, September 29th, Following 10:30 service, Parish hall and lawn; Blessing of the Animals, 4pm Join us for coffee hour after the 10:30 service on Sunday, September 29, when we will welcome ambassadors from the Animal Welfare League of Arlington (AWLA). For more information on AWLA's mission of helping all animals in Arlington County, or to peruse their adoptable animals for your new best friend, visit awla.org. Then, bring your leashed or safely contained furry, feathered, or scaly friends for our service of Blessing of the Animals at 4 pm. This brief service on the N. Nelson St. lawn includes a personal blessing and a St. Francis medal for each pet, and is followed by snacks for humans and animals alike. Pets too cranky, large, or dangerous to make the trip? Come yourself and bring a photo or other item representing your pet. Contact Allison Otto (email@example.com) with any questions.