St. Joseph Catholic Church, 412 W. Sixth Ave., will have the Blessing of the Animals at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, in the Walnut Street parking lot.

Animals should be on leashes or in carriers for their safety. All pets and owners are welcomed.

Following the service, refreshments will be available for people and pets. Door prizes will be awarded.

The event is sponsored by Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court Our Lady of Victory #564. Bud Bryant, a deacon, will be preside over the service.