The pet blessing was held as a drive-thru event.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

WEXFORD (KDKA) — Sunday was the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, a day when Catholics celebrate the life of the patron saint of animals.

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It is tradition to bless the pets of the faithful.

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In Wexford, the Saint Aidan Parish celebrated by holding a drive-thru pet blessing.

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“Every year that we do this, it’s really interesting to see what kind of pets people have,” said Father David Bonnar.

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Bonnar went on to say that it is a bonding experience for the owners, as well as for the pets.

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The pastors say they’ve blessed many cats and dogs, but that’s not all. They’ve even blessed ducks and llamas.