Blessing of the Animals

 

Blessing of the Animals was held this year on October 8, 2016. Many animals were blessed. The blessing of pets and animals celebrates the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, and in scriptures, the act of blessing means "the impart of of power or life." The blessing of each animal, by name, means that health, healing and life are being mediated from God for the benefit of the animal in its relationship with its human partners.
 

 

 

Saturday, October 10, 2015, what a beautiful day! Fun for the animals and their owners!

 

 

 

Saturday, October 4, 2014, on a lovely fall day, this service was once again a success.

 

 

 

 On Saturday, October 5, 2013, at 9:00 am this annual service was held once again. 

 successfully. 

 

On Saturday October 6 , 2012 at 9:30 am, an outside service to bless many animals. Many dog s were in attendance with their families, and some families brought photos of their pets who coudn't come. Pastor Loril blessed all of them, including her own two dogs. It was a lgreat fall day.