On October 14 at the 9:30 service, the Church of Our Redeemer celebrated St. Francis with a Blessing of the Animals. Parishioners brought their dogs, cats, lizards, stuffed animals, and photos of beloved pets for a special blessing. It was a truly special and fun service!
“Blessed are you, Lord God, maker of all living creatures. You called forth fish in the sea, birds in the air and animals on the land. You inspired St. Francis to call all of them his brothers and sisters. We ask you to bless this pet. By the power of your love, enable this beloved creature to live according to your plan. May we always praise you for all your beauty in creation. Blessed are you, Lord our God, in all your creatures! Amen.”