4 p.m., Saturday, October 12

Bring your pet or service animal to church on Saturday, October 12, at 4 p.m.! In the spirit of St. Francis of Assisi (whose feast is October 4), our animal companions will receive a special blessing in the courtyard. All of God’s creatures are welcome!

If you cannot attend, you might use the prayer below at home.

Creator God,
We praise you for giving us the animals, birds, and fish which fill our world.
The beauty and splendor of them all remind us of your majestic handiwork.
May we think of and thank you when we play with and care for our animals/pets.
As you love and care for us, let us love and care for all animals.
We ask this in Jesus’ name.
Amen.