Blessing of the Animals
Monday, September 20, 2021, 10:40 AM
Saturday, October 2 at 6PM (Outside service at Old Saint Luke's)
Sunday, October 3 at 8:45AM (in church) and 12 noon (outside)
During the Annual Blessing of the Animals, we invite all companion animals to join their people outside for the Saturday 6PM service at Old Saint Luke's or inside the church for our 8:45 service.
We are excited to meet your dog, cat, rabbit, guinea pig, hamster, gecko, stuffed animal... whatever animal friend is special to you! Bring your animal… and invite a friend to bring theirs too! If you’d like to come later, or feel your animal companion isn’t quite up to joining us during a service, we also offer a blessing on the front lawn of the church after our 10:45 service at 12 noon.
This special event is held to mark the Feast of St. Francis. Francis is remembered for his great love for animals and the environment. By reflecting on his legacy, we are reminded of the beauty of the world we all share, and to care for the earth, our common home.