Walk-Up Blessing of the Animals - Sunday, 10/10 from 4-6pm
We will be set up and ready to welcome you to our walk-up Blessing of the Animals. We also bless photos of animals, stuffed animals, and people!
If your pet(s) don't travel well, stop by for a "To-Go Cup" of holy water that you can use at home. We'll even include a sheet with instructions on how to say the prayer to bless your animals.
Safety is VERY important to us so please review the protocols below and be sure to follow all posted protocols at the event. For the sake of LOVE we must protect ourselves and our neighbors. Masks must be worn at all times everywhere on campus at this time.
Park your car, be sure everyone puts on their mask, and carefully make your way to the pavilion (lunch area) in the parking lot. Be careful to maintain some distance from others. Please don't let your pets wander. Because there is concern that COVID can be transferred through our pets, much as we'd like to pet them, no touching animals other than your own. You will meet Rev. Liz at the lunch tables where we'll greet you at a safe distance and offer a blessing for you and for your pets.
We are thrilled to be able to see everyone who chooses to come and look forward to meeting your pets (if you choose to bring them with you) for this special event in celebration of the life of St. Francis. Please review the protocols below:
- Do not come if you have a cough, fever, or are otherwise ill, for your sake and others
- Appropriately restrain any animal with you
- Wear a mask that covers your mouth and nose at all times on campus
- Give others their space
- Do not pet or touch other people's animals (or stuffed animals, etc.)