Oct. 3, 2018 Pet Blessings for Here and To Go!

Saint Francis is a patron saint for many causes but is best known for his care and concern for animals and the environment. This year, in celebration of the Feast Day of St. Francis, we will combine pet blessing events, parish and day school, on Thursday, October 4 at 8:00 a.m. in the church courtyard. If you have not witnessed pet blessings at the day school, you are in for a WONDERFUL treat - it is marvelous chaos! Bunnies, guinea pigs, snakes, lizards, fish and more join the traditional dogs and cats to be blessed. We will be collecting Pennies for Paws, so gather your loose change and bring it along. 

For the first time we will have an additional offering of noon time Pet BlessingsTo Go. If you're out walking your pet or wish to cycle or drive by for a quick blessing, Rev. Anne will be stationed by the church entrance on Ninth Street from 12 noon-1:00 p.m. We'll have treats!

Animals play an important role in our lives. Many of us have a deep connection to animals that mean much more to us than the word “pets” can describe. They are members of our family and we love them, but probably never more than they love us. The love we give to a pet, and receive from a pet, can draw us more deeply into the larger circle of life. The bond between person and pet is like no other relationship, because the communication between fellow creatures is at its most basic. It’s no wonder people enjoy taking their animal companions to church for a blessing. Church is the place where the bond of creation is celebrated.