HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital will host a blessing of the animals on Thursday, October 7 at 5:30 p.m. in honor of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals. The service will take place at the St. Mary’s Hospital Cancer Care Center Healing Garden, 1990 E. Lake Shore Drive, Decatur, IL. Father Nick Husain will perform the blessing during a brief ceremony.
The event is free and open to the public. All properly restrained pets are welcome. Pet treats donated by Millie & Bo’s Barkery. Social distancing guidelines will be followed.
For questions, call Laura Cooper at 217-464-2510.