Blessing of the Animals

St. Francis


Blessing of Animals at Rutland Shopping Center

As autumn arrives, so does the annual blessing of pets!  A procession of animals, dogs, cats, and others, are usually lead into a church for a special ceremony called a Blessing of Pets.  This custom is in remembrance of St. Francis, whose Saint day is October 4. 

All Souls Episcopal Church invites you and your pets to a procession at the grassy area at Rutland for a pet blessing on October 1, at 2 pm.  There will be pet prizes and fun for the entire family.  We respect the special bond between Pets and their Human Servants, and hope to see you on October 1 at the Pet Blessing.

We hope you will come, invite your family and friends, and have a good time with us and other pet lovers.

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