Bring your friends - feathered, finned, furred or scaled - to celebrate the Feast of St. Francis and the annual blessing of pets. The following churches in the diocese are hosting blessings:
-St. Ann Church, 5300 N. 10th St., Arlington, 10 a.m. near the cemetery, 703/528-6276.
-St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church, 1009 Stafford Ave., Fredericksburg, 10 a.m. at the parking lot outside the parish office, 540/373-6491.
-St Joseph Church,750 Peachtree St., Herndon, noon in the parking lot, 703/880-4300.
-St. Francis of Assisi Church, Fuller Heights Rd., Triangle, noon in the church, 703/221-4044.
-Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 130 Keating Dr.,Winchester, noon in the parking lot behind the rectory, 540/662-5858.