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People bring pets to be blessed in Lafayette Square

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Father J. Gerard Schereck from St. John the Baptist performed the blessing in Lafayette Square Friday morning. Father J. Gerard Schereck from St. John the Baptist performed the blessing in Lafayette Square Friday morning.
Pets were blessed in Lafayette Square Friday morning in honor of St. Francis of Assisi. Pets were blessed in Lafayette Square Friday morning in honor of St. Francis of Assisi.
Father J. Gerard Schereck from St. John the Baptist performed the blessing in Lafayette Square Friday morning. Father J. Gerard Schereck from St. John the Baptist performed the blessing in Lafayette Square Friday morning.
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

In honor of St. Francis of Assisi, people brought their pets to be blessed in Lafayette Square on Friday morning. Father J. Gerard Schereck from St. John the Baptist performed the blessing.

St. Francis was born on Oct. 4 and is the patron saint of animals.

Nancy Schreck was one of those that brought her pet to be blessed.

"I think it's really important," she said. "People love their pets.  They are a part of their family so it means a lot."

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