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Students bless their animals for the annual 'Blessing of the Pets"

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Students at Saint Joseph's Catholic school in Kennewick got to spend their afternoon with their four-legged friends.

Today was the annual Blessing of the Pets.
     Parents, kids, and animals gathered together to participate in the yearly prayer service dedicated to their animals. 
 
     We talked with the principal of Saint Joseph's and he tells us the time is dedicated to prayer but it's also a time for the students to learn from this special service.

"It's very meaningful for all the students who participate because it really emphasized the character virtues they need to display in caring for another living thing," Principal Ralph LeCompte said.

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