From Claudia DeFrance.
Please join the parishioners and friends of St. Francis on Saturday, October, 5th and Sunday, October 6, 2013. On Saturday, October 5th, after 5 PM Mass, a pasta dinner, complete with meatballs and more will take place in the Monsignor M.Davitt Fox Parish Center. Dinner costs are $15.00 for adults; children over five years of age, $5.00; under five are free. There will be raffles and music. Bring a non perishable food donation for the Amazing Grace food pantry and receive a free raffle ticket! Take out orders are available. Tickets for purchase are available after all Masses at St. Francis or To reserve a table or purchase tickets, email:firstname.lastname@example.org or call 860-346-1870. No tickets will be sold at the door!
On Sunday, October 6th, the festivities begin following the 12:00 PM Mass with a procession of the statue of St. Francis from the church to the parish center. Face painting, craft table, the Macaroni Kid table, games and a special children's raffle will entertain everyone. Hotdogs, tacos, popcorn and beverages will be available.
At 3:00 PM the Blessing of the Animals will begin. Bring your pets to the outside of the parish center where the blessings will take place.