Please note that the special Blessing of the Animals will take place on Sunday, October 2nd at 2:00pm EST. The Blessing will take place in front of the newly placed St. Francis of Assisi Statue at Cedar Grove Cemetery. The statue is located by the Mausolea at Cedar Grove. St. Francis of Assisi is the patron saint of animals and the environment. Parking is available at the Cemetery or the Hammes Bookstore.