St. Francis Xavier Catholic Community held its annual Blessing of the Animals on Friday, October 2. Father Richard Albarano performed the blessing for each of the approximately 150 animals.
“The church was packed with animals,” commented St. Francis Xavier Director of Administration Rita Recker. “We had a chicken, and a snake, turtles, fish and dogs and cats of every size and shape.”
The event was attended by St. Francis Xavier parishioners and the students of St. Francis Xavier School. myBurbank Chief Photographer Ross A. Benson was there to catch the excitement.