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Blessing of the Animals

October 1 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us in this special prayer service, for all our animal buddies. This year we will be remembering and honoring parishioner Renée Hirshfield for her tireless efforts putting the Blessing of the Animals together in past years.

On Sunday, Oct. 1, at 5 p.m., our annual Blessing of the Animals service takes place at the Cathedral. So bring your animal buddies to this special event—and be prepared to hear a delightful choir of barks, meows and screeches. Even if you don’t have a pet, you’ll be delighted and moved to see a variety of God’s creatures honored and blessed. NOTE: For everyone’s comfort and safety, all animals must be on leashes or in carriers or cages.

This special prayer service, lasting about 45 minutes, features music as well as treats and giveaways for dogs, cats and their humans. This year we will be remembering and honoring parishioner Renée Hirshfield for her tireless efforts putting the Blessing of the Animals together in past years. We’ll be handing out red bandanas so our animal guests can be really stylish. Free parking is available on the Cathedral lot, the U.S. Bank lot, and on the street. (As the signage indicates, however, the SLU lot is not available for parking.)

If you have questions about the event, email Laura Rose. Also, you can “Like” and share our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/BlessingoftheAnimals1210Locust/.