Community Event: Blessing of the Animals

We invite the community to bring your animal companions to church this Sunday, October 1st at 10:00 a.m. , for a special blessing. The Blessing of the Pets will occur during our 10:00 a.m. worship service. We are celebrating the Feast of St. Francis, a day that recalls the life of the 13th century saint revered for his devotion to every part of creation, especially animals.


Bring them ALL - dogs and cats, hamsters and birds, snakes and turtles, real and stuffed – big and small! You don’t have to be a member of St. Michael’s – we welcome the entire community to this special event.


“Blessed are you, Lord God, maker of all living creatures. You called forth fish in the sea, birds in the air and animals on the land. You inspired Saint Francis to call all of them his brothers and sisters. We ask you to bless this pet. By the power of your love, enable it to live according to your plan. May we always praise you for all your beauty in creation. Blessed are you, Lord our God, in all your creatures! Amen.”


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8:00 AM - Rite I   &   10:00 AM - Rite II   Click for directions
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