Why do we bless our pets?
This Sunday October 2nd at 12:30pm we will hold a service of animal blessings. Each animal will be prayed for individually. On a Sunday on or near the feast of St. Francis we hold this service to bless the animals. St. Francis feast day is officially observed on October 4th. He is identified as a humble servant of Christ who willingly took a vow of poverty. He is also known for his great love and concern for all of God’s creation. It is fitting that on his feast day we would give God thanks for the blessings of His creation. This is a time when we can pray for the care and safety of God’s creatures, who are a gift from God. We recognize the blessings that our animals bring to us and pray for God’s care over His creatures. This is a time to not only celebrate our own pets but of the Lord’s magnificent handiwork.
All are welcome!
Spike waiting to go to St. Barnabas Pet Blessing – Don’t make your pet’s drive alone!