Sun, Oct 06


St. James Parish

Blessing of the Animals

We will have a short service with laying on of hands and blessing of your animal friend. We'll gather outdoors on the patio by our statue of St. Francis, weather permitting, moving indoors if necessary.

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Blessing of the Animals

Time & Location

Oct 06, 2019, 3:00 PM

St. James Parish, 3 Mountain Rd, Farmington, CT 06032, USA

About The Event

On Sunday, October 6th at 3 pm we will hold our annual Blessing of the Animals in honor of St. Francis, whose statue looks over the patio area of our memorial garden. We celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, who loved animals and God's creation. Bring your dog, cat, fish, lizard, snake (*sigh*, if you must), and any of God's creatures, spiders probably excepted. We will have a short liturgy, immediately followed by a laying on of hands and blessing of your animal friend. If you have a large or sick animal that you cannot bring, let Fr. George know and he will come to you to give a blessing. Please, invite your neighbor(s) to bring their pet. If the weather is uncooperative, we will gather indoors.

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