Blessings of the Animals





The entire community is invited!  All of God’s creatures are welcome!

Please be sure they are leashed, in carriers, and other animals are safely secured.  


St Patrick Church - south of Atchison, about 10 acres for trailer parking available

19384 234th Road, Atchison KS (gather at the south west side of church)


Sunday, October 1, 2017

2pm – Gathering of animals & owners for a group blessing, followed by individual blessings for all other animals by Father Jeremy.


The Blessing of Animals originated in the thirteenth century in remembrance of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals and the environment, who believed that all animals should  be treated with dignity and respect. 

                                        St Benedict Catholic Parish Event – call 913 367-1055


St. Benedict Parish Realities

This report is based on a Presentation to Archbishop Naumann and shared with the parish at his recommendation. You may find this listed under "From the Pastor" on the sidebar of this page or you can go to "News" at the top of this page and use the drop down to go to "From the Pastor".

You may also want to read the Pentecost Sunday Homily which was posted last week and is also located at "From the Pastor"



Wedding Policy

Planning on getting married, check out the new Wedding Policy located under "News" at the top of this page then click on Announcements.


St. Benedict Parish
1001 North 2nd Street Atchison, KS 66002-1497 + (913) 367-0671 +

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