Community Blessing of Animals Saturday, Sept. 30

St. Peter’s invites the community to share a “Blessing of Animals,” on Saturday, September 30th at 10 a.m. on the grounds between St. Peter’s and the adjacent public playground. St Francis loved all of God’s creatures, and so do we. Around the traditional St. Francis’s fall feast day – many churches observe a similar  “blessing of animals,'” to honor St. Francis and God’s love of all creatures.  This simple service is a meaningful way to celebrate your own relationship with the pets and animals that give deep meaning to your life.  It is a particularly enjoyable event for children.  So bring your pets (or favorite stuffed animals) and join us a blessing at this brief outdoor service. All welcome! In the event of rain, the service will happen in St. Peter’s parish hall.

 

Article by Mary Alice Bird

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