Blessing of the Animals - This Sunday
Services will be held in the parish hall due to the water saturated grounds.
Bring your furry friends to church on Sunday to receive a blessing!
The Blessing of the Animals is a beautiful annual ceremony celebrating the human-animal bond. It originated in the Roman Catholic tradition as part of the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals and the environment. St. Francis was admired for his deep and genuine respect for all creatures and his belief in the interdependency of humans with the rest of creation.
Almighty and everlasting God, Creator of all things and Giver of all life: Let your blessing be upon these and all animals. May our love and care for them reflect your compassion and safekeeping of all creation. Grant these animals health, peace, and safety. Strengthen us to love and care for them following the good example of Francis of Assisi, through Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen.