Holy Rosary School honors St. Francis of Assisi with stuffed animal blessing

Holy Rosary School first-grade students, from left, are Sophia Matys, Cienna Pugliese and Ella Roscioli with their stuffed animals to honor St. Francis of Assisi. - Submitted photo
Holy Rosary School sixth-grade students, from left, are Lindlea Jennings, Natalia DeSena and Brooke Kroptavich with their stuffed animals to honor St. Francis of Assisi. - Submitted photo
Holy Rosary School seventh-grade students, from left, are Abigail Miller, Isabella Granteed and Nicole Yencha with their stuffed animals to honor St. Francis of Assisi. - Submitted photo
Kindergarten student Caleb Schumaker, left, pets Sam with Fr. Jeffrey Walsh. - - Submitted photo
Holy Rosary School seventh-grade students Nicholas Zbylicki, left, and Aubrianna Scartelli with their stuffed animals to honor St. Francis of Assisi. - - Submitted photo
Fr. Jeffrey Walsh and his buddy Sam blessed Holy Rosary School students’ stuffed animals to honor St. Francis of Assisi. - - Submitted photo

DURYEA — Holy Rosary School students and faculty gathered to honor St. Francis of Assisi by participating in a prayer service and blessing of their favorite stuffed animals. Fr. Jeffrey Walsh and his faithful companion Sam led the school in prayer and blessed their animals.

Holy Rosary School first-grade students, from left, are Sophia Matys, Cienna Pugliese and Ella Roscioli with their stuffed animals to honor St. Francis of Assisi.
https://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/web1_HR-Pets-1.jpegHoly Rosary School first-grade students, from left, are Sophia Matys, Cienna Pugliese and Ella Roscioli with their stuffed animals to honor St. Francis of Assisi. Submitted photo

Holy Rosary School sixth-grade students, from left, are Lindlea Jennings, Natalia DeSena and Brooke Kroptavich with their stuffed animals to honor St. Francis of Assisi.
https://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/web1_HR-Pets-2.jpegHoly Rosary School sixth-grade students, from left, are Lindlea Jennings, Natalia DeSena and Brooke Kroptavich with their stuffed animals to honor St. Francis of Assisi. Submitted photo

Holy Rosary School seventh-grade students, from left, are Abigail Miller, Isabella Granteed and Nicole Yencha with their stuffed animals to honor St. Francis of Assisi.
https://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/web1_HR-Pets-3.jpegHoly Rosary School seventh-grade students, from left, are Abigail Miller, Isabella Granteed and Nicole Yencha with their stuffed animals to honor St. Francis of Assisi. Submitted photo

Kindergarten student Caleb Schumaker, left, pets Sam with Fr. Jeffrey Walsh.
https://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/web1_HR-Pets-4.jpegKindergarten student Caleb Schumaker, left, pets Sam with Fr. Jeffrey Walsh. Submitted photo

Holy Rosary School seventh-grade students Nicholas Zbylicki, left, and Aubrianna Scartelli with their stuffed animals to honor St. Francis of Assisi.
https://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/web1_HR-Pets-5.jpegHoly Rosary School seventh-grade students Nicholas Zbylicki, left, and Aubrianna Scartelli with their stuffed animals to honor St. Francis of Assisi. Submitted photo

Fr. Jeffrey Walsh and his buddy Sam blessed Holy Rosary School students’ stuffed animals to honor St. Francis of Assisi.
https://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/web1_HR-Pets-6.jpegFr. Jeffrey Walsh and his buddy Sam blessed Holy Rosary School students’ stuffed animals to honor St. Francis of Assisi. Submitted photo