BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS
Rev. Ken Stachnik blesses pets and their owners with Holy Water during Wednesday's Blessing of the Animals at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Traverse City at the end of Mass. The annual event is held on October 4, the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the 12th century Italian patron saint of animals and the environment.
From Week in Photos: Oct. 1-7, 2017