Sunday, October 2, 2011

Blessing of Pets Sunday

We have a yearly service at our Church the first Sunday in October, the day closest to the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, who is the patron saint of animals and the environment. At this service people can bring their pets to Church to be blessed. In the past we've had dogs, cats, fish, lizards, sheep, goats, chickens, and horses. This year we just had a lot of cats and dogs.

It makes for a fun, chaotic church service at times... *L* Here are a few photos from the service.

Even the dogs greeted each other at the "passing of the peace".. *L*

And here is my dog "sister" Lady... with my Dad and Mom and Fr. Bill.

Having all the grandkids at Church with us was nice too!

Following the service, the Sunday School kids, parents and grandparents headed to Animal Gardens and the Dancing Horse show...more photos of that to come in my next post...

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