Blessing of the Animals and the Feast of Saint Francis

Sun Oct 1, 2023
10:30am to 3:00pm ET
Age: All
Price: Free
Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine welcomes families to a day of music, prayer, joy, blessings, and fun in honor of Saint Francis, the patron saint of animals and the environment.

The procession of animals returns this year, for the first time since 2018! Request tickets/passes for the service online in advance. 

Following the service, stick around for an afternoon fair and pet blessings, held rain or shine and beginning at 12:30pm. All humans and pets are welcome to participate in a costume contest at 1pm.

** Activity dates/times are subject to change. Please click through to the activity website to verify.