Happy fall to all the children of Trinity United Methodist Church!
October is a great time. The leaves are changing, the air is cooler and we celebrate the blessing of the pets! Mark your calendar and grab your furry friends because the Pet Blessing at Trinity Church is on October 13.
Pet blessings are held around the world. They were started to honor St. Francis of Assisi. He was an Italian Catholic friar (that’s a pastor) who lived nearly 800 years ago. Francis did a lot to draw attention to the poor and needy. He also loved all animals, recognizing animals as part of God’s great creation. (St. Francis was even known to carry on conversations with the birds in the trees!) In the year 1228, Pope Gregory named Francis the patron saint of both animals and the environment. That’s pretty cool.
Here are the details of how we’ll celebrate the pets of our community:
Trinity’s Pet Blessing
We’ll meet in the courtyard outside the Fellowship Building.
(If it rains, you can find us in Langley Hall.)
Important information: All dogs need to be on leashes. Cats and all other critters need to be in cages or other appropriate carriers. We can’t wait to see you and your pets for the blessing!
Until then, remember my motto: Paws for Jesus.
* all pets invited, not just dogs!