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Pet Blessings

Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020 marks the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals and the environment. To commemorate this observance, more than 90 Archdiocese of Chicago parishes will host outdoor pet blessings over the weekend of Oct. 2, weather permitting.

Furry, feathery, fluffy, slimy and spikey friends of all shapes and sizes are welcome to the celebrations. All animals must be safely secured or on leashes. The pet blessings will be held on parish lawns or parking lots or in cars at drive-in Masses.

A list of many participating parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Chicago is included below and online. Attendees are reminded to wear masks, maintain a six-foot physical distance and to confirm details of the listings with their parishes in advance.

Below are scheduled pet blessings and Masses

Friday, October 2

3 p.m.

  • Sacred Heart, 819 N. 16th Ave., Melrose Park
  • St. Ferdinand, 5900 W. Barry Ave., Chicago

6 p.m.

  • St. Michael, 1633 N. Cleveland Ave., Chicago
Saturday, October 3

8 a.m.

  • St. Matthew, 1001 E. Schaumburg Rd., Schaumburg

8:45 a.m.

  • St. Catherine Laboure, 3535 Thornwood Ave., Glenview

9 a.m.

  • Queen of the Rosary, 750 W. Elk Grove Blvd., Elk Grove Village
  • St. Stanislaus Kostka, 1327 N. Noble St., Chicago
  • St. Thomas of Villanova, 1201 E. Anderson Dr., Palatine
  • St. Vincent de Paul, 1010 W. Webster Ave., Chicago

9:15 a.m.

  • St. Padre Pio, 5600 N. Fairfield Ave., Chicago

10 a.m.

  • Sts. Alphonsus & St. Patrick, 605 State St., Lemont
  • National Shrine of St. Maximilian Kolbe at Marytown, 1600 W. Park Ave., Libertyville
  • Our Lady of Hope, 9711 W. Devon Ave., Rosemont
  • St. George, 6707 W. 175th St., Tinley Park
  • St. Kieran, 724 W. 195th St., Chicago Heights
  • St. Maria Goretti, 10050 Ivanhoe Ave., Schiller Park
  • St. Rita of Cascia, 6243 S. Fairfield Ave., Chicago

10:15 a.m.

  • St. John the Apostle, 330 N. Westmore Ave., Villa Park

10:30 a.m.

  • Church of the Holy Spirit, 1451 W. Bode Rd., Schaumburg
  • Our Lady of Mount Carmel, 708 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago

11 a.m.

  • St. Christopher, 4130 W. 147th St., Midlothian
  • Old St. Mary's, 1500 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago
  • St. Mary of Perpetual Help, 1039 W. 32nd St., Chicago

11:30 a.m.

  • St. Julian Eymard, 601 Biesterfield Rd., Elk Grove Village
  • St. Procopius / Providence of God, 1641 S. Allport St., Chicago

Noon

  • Our Lady of Charity, 3620 S. 57th Ct., Cicero
  • St. Beatrice, 9701 W. Irving Park Rd., Schiller Park
  • St. Gregory the Great, 5545 N. Paulina St., Chicago
  • St. Norbert, 1809 Walters Ave., Northbrook
  • St. William, 2600 N. Sayre Ave., Chicago

12:15 p.m.

  • Our Lady, Mother of the Church, 8747 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago

12:30 p.m.

  • St. John the Evangelist, 502 S. Park Blvd., Streamwood

1 p.m.

  • Queen of Martyrs, 10233 S. Central Park Ave., Evergreen Park
  • St. Edna, 2525 N. Arlington Heights Rd., Arlington Heights
  • St. Elizabeth Seton, blessing in the parking lot of the Gubbins Center for Faith Formation located at the northeast corner of 94th Avenue and 167th Street, Orland Hills
  • St. Emily, 1400 E. Central Rd., Mount Prospect
  • St. Francis of Assisi, 15050 S. Wolf Rd., Orland Park
  • St. Isaac Jogues, 8149 Golf Rd., Niles
  • St. Luke, 528 Lathrop Ave., River Forest
  • St. Robert Bellarmine, 4646 N. Austin Ave., Chicago

2 p.m.

  • Church of St. Mary, 201 E. Illinois Rd., Lake Forest
  • Santa Maria Del Popolo, 116 N. Lake St., Mundelein
  • St. Julie Billiart, 7399 W. 159th St., Tinley Park

3 p.m.

  • St. Elizabeth of the Trinity Parish, 6020 W. Ardmore Ave., Chicago

3:45 p.m.

  • Sacred Heart Croatian Catholic Parish, 2864 E. 96th St., Chicago

5 p.m.

  • St. Thomas Becket, 1321 N. Burning Bush Ln., Mt. Prospect

6 p.m.

  • St. Hedwig, 2226 N. Hoyne Ave., Chicago
Sunday, October 4

10:30 a.m.

  • St. Andrew, 3546 N. Paulina St., Chicago

10:45 a.m.

  • Nativity of Our Lord, 653 W. 37th St., Chicago

11:15 a.m.

  • Holy Child Jesus Parish, at St. Margaret Mary worship site, 2324 W. Chase Ave., Chicago

11:30 a.m.

  • St. Emeric, 4330 180th St., Country Club Hills
  • St. Josaphat, 2311 N. Southport Ave., Chicago

Noon

  • Holy Cross, 724 Elder Ln., Deerfield
  • Mary Queen of Heaven, 442 N. West. Ave., Elmhurst
  • St. Alexander, 300. S. Cornell Ave., Villa Park
  • St. Bernadette 9343 S Francisco Ave., Evergreen Park
  • St. Dismas, 2600 Sunset Ave., Waukegan
  • St. Gertrude, 1420 W. Granville Ave., Chicago
  • St. Helen, 2315 W. Augusta Blvd., Chicago
  • Sts. Joseph and Francis Xavier, 1747 Lake Ave., Wilmette
  • St. Mary, 50 N. Buffalo Grove Rd., Buffalo Grove
  • St. Paul of the Cross, 320 S. Washington Ave., Park Ridge
  • The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, blessing will be at Arrigo Park (across from the Shrine), 1300 W. Lexington/800 S. Lytle, Chicago

12:15 p.m.

  • St. Matthias, 2310 W. Ainslie St., Chicago

12:30 p.m.

  • St. Athanasius, 1615 Lincoln St., Evanston
  • St. Mary, 1012 Lake St., Evanston
  • St. Pius X, 4300 S. Oak Park Ave., Stickney

1 p.m.

  • Incarnation, 5757 W. 127th St., Crestwood
  • St. Anastasia, 624 Douglas Ave., Waukegan
  • St. Edmund, 188 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park
  • St. Edward, 4350 W. Sunnyside Ave., Chicago
  • St. James, 820 N. Arlington Heights Rd., Arlington Heights
  • St. Mary Church, 126 Herrick Rd., Riverside
  • St. Pascal, 3935 N. Melvina Ave., Chicago
  • St. Patrick, 15000 W. Wadsworth Rd., Wadsworth
  • St. Peter, 8116 Niles Center Rd., Skokie

1:30 p.m.

  • Holy Rosary Church, 612 N. Western Ave., Chicago
  • Our Lady at St. Germaine, 9711 S. Kolin Ave., Oak Lawn
  • Santa Maria Del Popolo, 116 N. Lake St., Mundelein
  • Sts. Symphorosa & Rene Parish, at the St. Rene worship site, 6949 W. 63rd Pl., Chicago

2 p.m.

  • Queen of All Saints Basilica, 6280 N. Sauganash Ave., Chicago
  • St. Clement, 642 W. Deming Pl., Chicago
  • St. Hubert, 729 Grand Canyon St., Hoffman Estates
  • St. Damien, 5250 W. 155th St., Oak Forest
  • St. James, 134 North Ave., Highwood
  • St. Peter's in the Loop, 110 W. Madison St., Chicago
  • St. Vincent Ferrer, 1530 Jackson Ave., River Forest

2:30 p.m.

  • St. Daniel the Prophet, 5300 S. Natoma Ave., Chicago
  • St. Faustina Kowalska Parish, 5252 S. Austin Ave., Chicago

3 p.m.

  • St. Mary of the Angels, 1850 N. Hermitage Ave., Chicago

3:30 p.m.

  • Church of the Holy Ghost, 254 N. Wood Dale Rd., Wood Dale

4 p.m.

  • Holy Name Cathedral, 735 N. State St., Chicago
  • St. Eugene, 7958 W. Foster Ave., Chicago
  • St. John Brebeuf, 8307 N. Harlem Ave., Niles
  • St. Joseph, blessing at Sunrise Rotary Park on East Maple Avenue, Libertyville
  • St. Mary of the Lake, 4220 N. Sheridan Rd., Chicago

4:30 p.m.

  • Divine Mercy at St. Philip the Apostle worship site, 1962 Old Willow Rd., Northfield
Monday, October 5

4 p.m.

  • Our Lady of the Lakes, blessing will be at St. Bede Church, 36455 N. Wilson Rd., Ingleside,

5 p.m.

  • St. Monica, 5136 N. Nottingham Ave., Chicago
Saturday, October 10

10 a.m.

  • Sacred Heart, blessing in the St. Mark Lutheran Church parking lot, 11007 S. 76th Ave., Worth

Noon

  • St. Gilbert, 301 E. Belvidere Rd., Grayslake

12:30 p.m.

  • St. Zachary, 567 W. Algonquin Rd., Des Plaine