St. Francis Services and Blessing of the Animals! (October 3)

We’re excited to welcome the Reverend Canon Mike Deed as our guest preacher this Sunday! We’ll be observing the Memorial of St. Francis of Assisi. There will be in-person celebrations of the Eucharist at 8am and at 10am, and the 10am service will be live-streamed to YouTube. Join in live or later from anywhere with an internet connection.

The order of service is available at this link.

St. Francis is known in part for his close connection with the natural world, and one story about Francis tells of him sharing the good news of Christ with animals. A custom that has grown from that story is to bless animals on Francis’ feast day.

Blessing of the Animals

On October 3, from 11:30 to 12:30 drop in with your pet for a blessing! Weather-permitting, we’ll be outside in the gardens (enter via the parking lot on Barons Ave.); with inclement weather, we’ll bless the animals inside in the halls (entrance off parking lot). We’re not doing a special service, so feel free to drop by at any time during that hour which is convenient for you!