A Blessing of the Animals is set for Friday, Oct. 2 at the La Virgen De Guadalupe Catholic Church, located at 401 Canyon Crest Blvd in Mesquite. Fr. Tom Ryan will be celebrating this annual event at 10 a.m. in the church parking lot.  Free photos will be taken by the statue of St. Francis located at the parking lot entrance at 9:00 a.m.  Remember to have your pets on a leash or otherwise secured for their safety.