The Feast of St. Francis and Blessing of the Animals is a beloved Cathedral tradition. This year, the celebration once more returns to the Nave after two years of virtual and physically-distanced services. Join us for worship, dance, and music in honor of St. Francis, patron of the environment and ecology.

While this year's service will not include a procession of animals, all attendees are invited to bring their pets and animal companions to be blessed by Cathedral clergy following the service. Stay for an afternoon of fun activities and info about environmental initiatives and climate justice! The afternoon fair will be held rain or shine. Due to inclement weather, activities and pet blessings will move inside Synod House.

All advance passes have now been reserved. There will be a standby line on Sunday for those without advance passes who would like to join us. Read more on COVID-19 guidelines for all those joining us for in-person events and services. The service will also be livestreamed for those wishing to join us from home. The video will be available on this page and on the Cathedral's Facebook page and YouTube channel.

Download the service leaflet