Annual Pet Blessing

Calling all pooches, Persian cats and pocket pets! It’s our annual pet blessing service facilitated by Laura Lotto.

This annual observation is held on a Sunday close to October 4. In the Roman Catholic tradition, October 4 is the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi. St. Francis (1182-1226) was a monk who founded the contemporary order of Franciscans. He was known for his vow of poverty and his special connection to animals, among many other things. Many Unitarian Universalists have picked up on the Catholic tradition of blessing animals, particularly pets, on this day. St. Francis may receive little attention at this service, but a number of congregations, including our own, will bless pets at the service.

Members are invited to bring either a photo or a well-behaved pet to the service on this Sunday morning. (All pets should be leashed or housed.)