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October 22, 2014

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Pastor David Poling-Goldenne, left, has Sara, his golden retriever, blessed by Pastor David Miller during a pet blessing ceremony to celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the Catholic patron saint of animals, at New Song Church in Henderson on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013. In the U.S., St. Francis of Assisi's feast day is celebrated on Oct. 4.

Yasmina Chavez

Pastor David Poling-Goldenne, left, has Sara, his golden retriever, blessed by Pastor David Miller during a pet blessing ceremony to celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the Catholic patron saint of animals, at New Song Church in Henderson on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013. In the U.S., St. Francis of Assisi's feast day is celebrated on Oct. 4.