Blessing of the Animals

Sunday, Oct. 2, 3:30 p.m.

We invite you to bring your pets for a Blessing on Sunday, October 2, in anticipation of the feast of
St. Francis of Assisi. At 3:30 p.m., Fr. Chuck will be outside under the awning. Please gather with your pets.

“Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me bring love.
Where there is offence, let me bring pardon.
Where there is discord, let me bring union.
Where there is error, let me bring truth.
Where there is doubt, let me bring faith.
Where there is despair, let me bring hope.
Where there is darkness, let me bring your light.
Where there is sadness, let me bring joy.
O Master, let me not seek as much
to be consoled as to console,
to be understood as to understand,
to be loved as to love,
for it is in giving that one receives,
it is in self-forgetting that one finds,
it is in pardoning that one is pardoned,
it is in dying that one is raised to eternal life.”

~ Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi