Cathedral Events

Sunday, October 7, 2012 2:30 PM

Blessing of the Animals

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Washington National Cathedral honors the feast day of Saint Francis of Assisi (c. 1180–1226), patron saint of animals and the environment, with a yearly Blessing of the Animals service on the Cathedral’s west steps. All pets and their caretakers are invited to attend.

This year we welcome special guests Lois Wye from Washington Animal Rescue League (WARL), Victoria Strang from Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), and Lisa LaFontaine from Washington Humane Society (WHS). WARL and WHS will both have animals available for adoption.

Parking at the Cathedral

Parking in the Cathedral’s underground garage is free on Sundays for services and organ recitals; parking for concerts and programs is available for an event-parking fee. Learn more about parking options for individuals and groups.