The blessing of animals, pets and companion animals occur throughout the world, and in Singapore, at St Mary of the Angels Church. Respect for animals is strong, on World Animal Day, a day of action for animal rights and welfare celebrated on 4 Oct, the feast day of Francis of Assisi, a Catholic patron saint of animals. In our parish, it will also be held on 4 Oct, Wednesday after 7 pm Mass. Foyer @ 7.30 pm. (Note – please do not bring the animal into the main church).