Blessing of the animals


Photo by Alan M. Dumoff

blessingofanimals2-webOn Oct. 4, the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals, the first-ever Mass for the Gloucester County Police K9 Association was held at a parish named for the patron saint of police officers, St. Michael the Archangel. Above, Father Jaromir Michalak, pastor, blesses Police K9s following Mass at the parish church of Nativity, Franklinville.