Church blesses the animals

Hardyston. The Rev. Michael Rodak blessed parishioners and their pets at St. Francis of Assisi in Hardyston.

Sep 30 2019 | 04:53 PM

St. Jude the Apostle Parish in Hardyston celebrated the Annual Blessing of Animals on Sunday, Sept. 29.

Invoking the intercession of St. Francis of Assisi who had an affinity for animals, Fr. Michael Rodak, pastor, blessed parishioners pets together, then individually with each family.

St. Jude the Apostle which is located on Beaver Run Road in the Township serves people in the greater Hardyston area.