The Outdoor Service will include music, prayers, and readings from scripture, as well as the blessing of each animal that attends.
All animals should be brought in carriers or on leashes.
Sunday, August 7th, 2016 at 2 p.m
St. Stephen’s Anglican Church
7921 St. Stephen Road (off Mt Newton X Road)
The Outdoor Service will include music, prayers and readings from scripture. Each animal will receive a Personal Blessing from one of our priests and a signed Blessing Certificate.
Churches around the world celebrate what St. Francis of Assisi apparently started almost 800 years ago: blessing our animals. Francis taught that human beings are only one of a myriad of creations of God and all are blessed.
The Blessing of the Animals service at St Stephen’s honours the tradition of connecting to community through a shared love and respect for all of God’s creatures.
So please join us on Sunday August 7 at 2:00 pm. Rain or Shine.
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