Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Blessing of the Animals This Weekend (Updated)

In honor of St Francis of Assisi and his compassion for animals, some churches have a tradition of holding Pet Blessings near his feast day (October 4th). If you have a pet you'd like to bring to have blessed, we are aware of these opportunities in the areas including and around Uptown:
  • St Mary of the Lake, Buena and Sheridan: Saturday, October 3rd at 5:15pm on the church steps. Please make sure your pets are leashed or in carriers, and please don't bring them inside the church.
  • Our Lady of Lourdes, Ashland and Leland: Saturday, October 3rd at noon.  Blessings will take place in the side garden on the west side of the church.  Entry from alley off Leland. All pets are welcome: Dogs on a leash; cats in a carrier; birds in a cage. Or bring a photo of your pet. [updated time and day]
  • All Saints Episcopal Church, Wilson and Hermitage: "Bring your pets of all shapes and sizes to our celebration of the Feast of St. Francis at the 9 and 11am services [on Sunday, October 4th]. The 8am service is pet-free."
Pet blessings are non-denominational and neither you nor your pet need be affiliated with the church at which the blessings are given.

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