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.READ MORE: St. Patrick's Day Parade In Pittsburgh Sees Smaller Crowd For Celebrations In September
It is tradition to bless the pets of the faithful.
In Wexford, the Saint Aidan Parish celebrated by holding a drive-thru pet blessing.READ MORE: Male Suspect In Custody After 3 People Shot At Baby Shower At Kinloch Volunteer Fire Department
“Every year that we do this, it’s really interesting to see what kind of pets people have,” said Father David Bonnar.
Bonnar went on to say that it is a bonding experience for the owners, as well as for the pets.MORE NEWS: Allegheny Co. Police Investigating After Woman Found With Gunshot Wound In City Of Duquesne
The pastors say they’ve blessed many cats and dogs, but that’s not all. They’ve even blessed ducks and llamas.