Blessing of the Animals

On the Feast of St. Francis, friend to all living things, there was a special blessing of the animals at SJV. Parishioners and pets gathered in the scout area in the late afternoon and the non-humans were especially well-behaved. This year Fr. Clark joined veteran pet lover, Fr. Chuck, in the prayer service and blessing. Attendance grows every year. Dogs were in the majority but it was fun to see the geckos and bunnies too. The best part is watching the childrens’ happiness when their furry friends get their own blessing from Father.

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