Blessing of the Animals

Honoring St. Francis of Assisi

Our church’s 15th Blessing of the Animals in the Outdoor Chapel on Oct. 6 brought together dogs, a cat, and a goat to be honored and blessed by the Revs. Priscilla Dreyman and Mary Jane O’Connor-Ropp. The blessing was a celebration on the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals and the environment.


Pastors Mary Jane and Priscilla blessing Piper Braun

The Blessing brought together members of the church and the Cape community with a range of well-behaved dogs, a cat named Simon and a goat named Ruby.



Not all of the blessed pets were traditional, such as Boomerang:


The Blessing began with Pastor Priscilla and her guitar leading the gathering with the singing of “All God’s Critters Got a Place in the Choir”:


Some other images from the 2019 Blessing:


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