Annual Pet Blessing to be held Sept. 30

September 20, 2018

 Join us on Sunday, Sept. 30 at 6 pm in the 6th Street courtyard for our Annual Pet Blessing. Animals must be on a leash or in a crate. Donations of pet food, supplies, old towels are appreciated and will be sent to the West Alabama Humane Society. EYC will provide homemade dog biscuits.

 

The Reverend David Meginniss, Rector, says this fun and meaningful tradition of blessing our pets is in celebration of the feast day of St. Francis. “According to his legend, St. Francis rejected a life of wealth and privilege and moved for a time into the forest. Because he honored and cherished all fellow creatures of God, referring to 'Brother Sun' and 'Sister Moon,' he reportedly treated all woodland creatures with great kindness. He is now known as the patron saint of animals.

 

Many people find in their relationships with their pets the unconditional love and unwavering loyalty that reminds them of God’s grace and mercy. We welcome not only members of the community, but occupants of our local animal shelters looking for permanent homes.”

 

 

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