St. Francis Blessing of the Animals
4308 Hermitage Rd 23227
The St. Paul’s community is celebrating St. Francis’ Feast Day with a creation care outdoor worship service that includes the Blessing of the Animals and Holy Eucharist followed by a parish potluck picnic at Bryan Park, Picnic Shelter #1.
St. Franci of Assisi, the patron saint of animals, the poor and the environment, expressed his devotion to God through his love for all of God’s creation, praising all creatures as sisters and brothers under God, the custom of offering blessings of animals around or on his Feast day.
Please bring your well-behaved pets, a lawn chair/blanket, and a dish to share for this specially designed, family-friendly service to worship God our Creator, give thanks and bless God’s creatures (especially those who are part of our families), and pray for healing and restoration of God’s good creation.
Registration is required. CLICK HERE to register.