St. Anne’s Episcopal School, 211 Silver Lake Road, Middletown, will host the annual Blessing of the Animals in honor of St. Francis of Assisi from 8:15 to 9 a.m. Oct. 12.

Clergy will bless animals presented by the St. Anne’s Episcopal School’s families in celebration of St. Francis. To manage the volume of animals to be blessed, Chaplain Kathy Hanna has arranged for three additional clergy to be present so that each animal in attendance may be blessed.

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