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In celebration of St. Francis of Assisi, St. Joseph Church held an animal blessing Oct. 1. St. Francis is the patron saint of animals. His feast day was celebrated Oct. 4

Animal blessing event draws big crowd

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While the lizards and the fish didn't mind the Holy Water, some of the cats in attendance looked a little perplexed when they got sprinkled during the St. Joseph Church Blessing of the Animals Oct. 1.

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The weather was perfect for the outdoor gathering and everyone there seemed to have a good time.

"We were so excited and what a beautiful day," said Bridget Samson, parish life coordinator.

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Emily Zimmer
Emily Zimmer has worked as a staff writer for the Rosemount Town Pages since 2007. She has a degree in journalism from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Outside of work, Emily enjoys running, reading and gardening. You can follow Emily's gardening adventures at the Areavoices blog East of Weedin'
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