Blessing of the Animals

In anticipation of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals, on October 4th, we will celebrate and bless the animal companions in our lives. You are invited to bring photos of your beloved companion animals or bring your animal companion(s) on leash or in a carrier/container for this service.

Please be mindful that this experience in our sanctuary could be challenging for some of our furry, feathered or scaly friends; if you think it might be overwhelming for them, bring a photo instead. Photos of those who have crossed the Rainbow Bridge are also encouraged. Those who are attending via ZOOM are encouraged to use a photo for your screen name and-or have your pet near you during the service.