All creatures great and small and their people families are invited to a Blessing of the Animals at Trinity Episcopal Church on Rt. 9W, Barclay Heights Sunday, Oct. 6 at 10 a.m. in the white church with the red doors. Pets are required to be on leash or caged in an appropriate conveyance. If the pet doesn’t travel well, a surrogate photo or stuffed animal may be brought in the animal’s place. The Blessing of the Animals is held on the Sunday closest to Oct. 4, the day on which St. Francis, the patron saint of animals, is honored.