The Sophia Academy hosted their annual Blessing of the Pets ceremony on Oct. 4. Students were encouraged to bring pets, pet pictures or stuffed animals to receive a blessing.

Father David Musso, left, blesses Kelly Pickard’s dog with holy water as Matt Harry assists.

Lyndsey Lopez, center, and her mother, Sonya Rose, left, with help from Kevin Kilpatrick, prepare their guinea pigs for a blessing.