Father Matthew Kappalumakkel, parochial vicar at St. Jeanne Jugan Parish in Enfield, blesses stuffed dogs, bears, cats, bunnies and more held by students from Little Angels Catholic Pre-School and St. Bernard School in Enfield.
The event was organized in celebration of the feast of St. Francis of Assisi.
Before the blessing, principal Charlene Mongillo read a story about St. Francis, and the children spent time learning about the patron saint of animals in St. Bernard Church.
Students also sang to Sister Theresa Grochowski, pastoral associate at St. Jeanne Jugan Parish, in honor of her birthday. (Photo submitted)