Blessing of the Animals


On Sunday, October 1, at 4:00 p.m. we invite you to bring your dogs, cats, hamsters, lizards, fish, birds, snakes and hedgehogs to Grace-St. Luke’s Church for the Blessing of the Animals as we commemorate St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals.

We will all gather in the nave for a service which will celebrate our pets and our love for them. During the service we celebrate the joy and love that animals bring into our lives and we pronounce the wonder of God’s creation.

For everyone’s comfort, we ask that all creatures be leashed, caged or otherwise contained. Each animal will receive an individual blessing from the clergy and a certificate of that blessing. Following the service there will be a reception with refreshments for animals and their people.