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World Animal Day and St Francis' Festival

Event details

Starting at 08:30 Sunday, October 4th 2020; ending at 09:30 Sunday, October 4th 2020

St Michael's New Farm
655 Brunswick St New Farm QLD 4005 Australia
St Michael's New Farm events
Event occurs yearly


World Animal Day was started in 1931 at a convention of ecologists in Florence, as a way of highlighting the plight of endangered species.  October 4 was chosen as World Animal Day, as it is the Feast Day of St Francis of Assisi – the patron saint of animals.

At St Michael's we celebrate both St Francis' Day and World Animal Day during our Sunday service, with a blessing of the animals and a talk from an RSPCA speaker.  This is a wonderful event where many from the community come along with their furry friends to receive a blessing. The parish makes a donation  to the RSPCA, and those attending are able to get more information about the organisation's important work in Queensland.