Annual Blessing of the Pets at Christ Church Preschool


The annual Christ Church Preschool Blessing of the Pets took place Wednesday, Oct. 5, when preschoolers had their beloved pets blessed by the clergy.

Pets of all shapes and sizes, and even stuffed animals took part in the blessing, which coincides each year with the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals. The feast, which commemorates the life of St. Francis, is held annually on Oct. 4.

As a community service project, pet food and supplies were collected for the Christ Episcopal Church St. Francis Ministry for Animals to be donated to area nonprofit organizations and animal rescue organizations.