img_1436 img_1442St. Saviour Mission celebrated the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals and the environment with a Blessing of the Animals Service on October 2. Outside, the Rev. Coleen Lynch blessed five lively dogs, presenting their owners with treat bags. The congregation then moved indoors for the service. In her sermon, Coleen talked about St. Francis’ love of animals, noting the many references to animals in the Bible. She also talked about how precious animals are in our lives.