Celebrating St. Francis of Assisi Feast Day, the church invites the community to come share a meal. Sunday, Oct. 2, join in the Blessing of the Animals and a Community Meal from 12 noon to 2 p.m. “What would St. Francis do? Besides Animals, St. Francis of Assisi embraced all of mankind,” said Fr. Tom Laneknau, S.J., the new parish administrator. “He had his own conversion experience, when he offered a leper the kiss of peace. He had encountered Jesus in the leper.”
Bring your well behaved pet to Mass at 10 a.m. followed by more blessing of animals on the lawn, at 411 S. 5th Street in Hamilton. A meal for the whole community will be served from noon to 2 p.m. The Knights of Columbus will be grilling burgers, brats and hot dogs. The Ladies of St. Francis will bring their own special dishes.
“It is a real outpouring for the community and we want to get the word out,” explains Fidelis Temukum from the Salvation Army. “All are welcome.”
“This is really a fun day with family and kid’s activities planned by Erin Cary. Lots of animals and a little messy, just like St. Francis would like!” says Nancy Bevins, Business Manager. “We’ve encouragd everyone from the church to come and help make this a special day in our community.”
For more information contact the church at 406.363.1385 or just show up. St. Francis is a Gospel-centered people, sharing their gifts, their energy and their vision of Church. www.stfrancishamilton.org.