Blessing of the Animals & Open House
Join us for our Fall Open House and Blessing of the Animals ceremony on Saturday, October 5 at Lucy Mackenzie Humane Society! The festivities will begin at 12PM with the Blessing of the Animals ceremony beginning at 1PM.
Organizations the world over will be celebrating the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, who was the patron saint of animals and ecology. All animals, large and small, are invited to attend the Blessing of the Animals. If you think a crowd of people and other animals might be too much for your animal companion, please bring along a photo of your animal – the clergy will be happy to bless the photo!
Each clergy participant, in celebration of the animals, will share a part of the short service prior to blessing visitors, those animals photographed who could not attend, and the shelter residents. Also remembered will be those animal companions who are no longer with us, and those creatures who have, unfortunately, been subjected to inhumane, neglectful and/or unethical treatment.