Blessing of the Animals

Date: September 23, 2017

Doors open @ 11:00 a.m.

Service starts at 11:45 a.m.
with music by Tom and Dawn

12:45 p.m. through 2:00 p.m.
Photos, Certificates, Info Table and
Refreshments for pet parents and treats for the pets.
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ESC is sponsoring a Pet Blessing event at the Center. Bring your leashed or caged pet or a picture for a “Blessing of the Animals”.

Music will be presented by Tom & Dawn Kuznkowski.

Each pet parent will receive a certificate and a photo with their fur baby.

Several agency representatives will be available with information regarding pet rescue and service animals.

People all over the world will be celebrating the feast day of the Patron Saint of Animals, Saint Francis of Assisi. It’s customary that in remembrance of St. Francis of Assisi’s love for all creatures, animals are led to churches for a special ceremony called the “Blessing of the Animals”.

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.

Special focus for this service is a public expression of the bond we have with all animals. Through the service, we are able to make them an integral part of our worship life and relationships.