Francis was an Italian monk who, in the 13th century, called on church and society to live a more simple life and to care for those who are hungry and need shelter. His vision was a world in which God’s beauty and compassion is demonstrated in how humans interact with one another, with animals around them, and with the earth itself.
The celebration of the life and ministry of St. Francis reminds us of our God-given responsibility to be stewards of all creation.
Every Autumn, we invite members of the community to join us in asking God’s blessings on pets and their friends, including creatures which are threatened or close to extinction. The brief service includes scripture readings and prayers in addition to the individual blessing of all present.
The 2019 pet blessing will be Sunday, October 6 at 12:30 pm. All are welcome to attend, with or without an animal!
Please note: Animals should be leashed or suitably restrained for the comfort of all.