Special Event

Blessing of the Animals

Sunday, October 2, 2022 | 2:00pm

Food trucks and music: 12:30-3:00

Service: 2:00pm

Washington National Cathedral honors the feast day of Saint Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals and the environment, with our yearly Blessing of the Animals service on the Cathedral’s west steps.

All critters and their caretakers are invited to gather on Walker Court in front of the Cathedral for a special blessing. Join us before or after to enjoy food truck offerings and live music, and be on the lookout for some special animal guests.

  • Dates Offered
    • October 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm