ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Two Tamaqua churches held pet blessing services over the weekend in respect to the festival day of St. Francis of Assisi. On Saturday, a Blessing of the Animals church service was held at the St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church. On Sunday, a similar church service was held at the Calvary Episcopal Church. Rev. Rob Gildersleeve blesses "Hurst", a 6 year old Border Collie cared for by Tamaqua Mayor Chris Morrison.