Blessing of the Animals service is Sunday at Christ Church Parish
St. Francis taught us to experience the love of God in all creation including the animals that surround us in life. The Feast of St. Francis occurs each year on October 4 and many churches will either celebrate the Blessing of the Animals on that day or the Sunday closest to it. This year Christ Church Parish will be celebrating the Blessing of the Animals at its 10:30 a.m. service on Sunday, October 2.
The community is invited to join in this celebration by bringing pets to church on Sunday, and there will be special prayers and blessings giving thanks for the joy that they bring us, prayers to watch over them, and prayers that we may treat them well.
Because this is an indoor service, the church asks that people bring only house pets to the service in proper carriers or on leashes.