Every year at around this time, Grace-St. Stephens Episcopal Church holds its Blessing of the Pets in memory of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of pets. Last year was the first time the parish held the event since returning to the church building at 601 N. Tejon after the much publicized split within the congregation in 2007. This year’s blessing will be held today at 5:30 p.m. and all are welcome. In case you’re wondering what to expect, we went last year and put together this audio slide show.

 

3 Responses to Blessing of the Furries

  1. Mary Ellen says:

    What a cheerful way to start the day!

  2. Finn says:

    And great way to end the day…. We attended last night with hamsters, our cat and a hen. Thanks for getting the word out and please remind us next year.

  3. Clelia deMoraes says:

    One of the highlights of my year. Thank you, again, for sharing.

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