Dog Days of Summer. Steamy. Hot. Time for blessing pets! St. Augustine’s set up shop in Uptown Westerville for the final Fourth Friday on Friday, August 22, 2014, inviting dog owners to stop by for a treat bag, and a pet blessing from Fr. Ron and Fr. Kevin. As has become a tradition at these events, we also handed out our St. Auggie’s red balloons to children and teenagers. One friend commented that she had never seen a priest in shorts. Well, that’s what you wear on the Dog Days of Summer when you are blessing pooches, right, Fr. Kevin? Thanks to all who made this ministry possible this year, especially St. Ann and the volunteers who staffed the table each month. We pray that our church’s exposure during Fourth Friday will raise the community’s awareness of St. Augustine’s and its mission to be changed by God to make a difference for God.