Blessing of the animals


Photo by Alan M. Dumoff

animalblessing-webFather John Vignone, pastor of St. Katharine Drexel Parish, Egg Harbor Township, blesses J.J., a pug, as his owner, Mike Carroll, looks on, Sunday, Oct. 3. Father Vignone was blessing pets in honor of the feast of St. Francis of Assisi (Oct. 4), the patron saint of animals and the environment.