On Saturday, October 5 we will celebrate the Feast of St Francis of Assisi
with our annual Blessing of Pets at 3:00 pm on the church lawn.
Francis was known, among other things, for preaching not only to people but to
the animals as well, as a part of God's creation. Our worship will allow us to
give thanks to God for the blessings of creation, for the multitude of animals
around us, and especially for those animals who are our companions in
We welcome pets of all shapes and sizes (in the past we even
had an ant farm!) to come for the short worship service and an individual prayer
of blessing. Pets should be on leash or in a suitable carrier.
As St. Francis also cared for the poor, giving away his own wealth
and living in poverty, please bring a item of food for the NDG Food