St. Thomas Becket Catholic Church – Eagan, MN Announces The Blessing of the Beasts

Last year’s event drew canines, felines, reptiles, rodents – and even a few stuffed animals – for a special blessing in honor of St. Francis of Assisi

Online PR News – 05-October-2011 – – Eagan, MN - October 04, 2011 -- St. Thomas Becket Catholic Church in Eagan will hold its second annual "Blessing of the Beasts" on Sunday, Oct. 2 at 3 p.m. The event celebrates the Oct. 4 feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals. Presided by Pastor Father Tim Wozniak with assistance from Bogey, his 2-year-old Golden Retriever, the event is free and open to the community. All are welcome.

Pets, animals and critters of all types (including favorite stuffed animals) are invited to attend the event. Last year’s guests included dogs, cats, rabbits, turtles, lizards, hamsters, birds and more. Human attendees can expect an ongoing litany of barks, growls, howls, whines, meows, hisses, squeaks, squawks and other vocalizations (and maybe an occasional “accident”) that can be expected from a Noah’s Ark variety of animals gathered in a house of worship.

About St. Thomas Becket Catholic Church
St. Thomas Becket Catholic Church, located in Eagan, MN, was founded in 1989. It is one of three Northern Dakota County Catholic parishes that founded and support Faithful Shepherd Catholic School in Eagan. For more information, visit

Mary Haugen
St. Thomas Becket Catholic Church
Eagan, MN