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Friday, October 2, 2009

Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, Sunday, October 4th

Blessing of the Animals Events
Sunday, Oct. 4, 2009

Christians everywhere celebrate the feast of St. Francis of Assisi by having their pets blessed in the spirit of this patron saint of animals and ecology.

Starting at 10 a.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church located at 1658 Excelsior Avenue, Oakland, CA will feature their Blessing of the Animals event.

Bring your pets and animal companions to this special service celebrating the Feast of St. Francis.

Animals should be either in crates or on leash. If your pet is not good around other animals feel free to bring a photo to be blessed. Stuffed animals are welcome!

There will also be a memorial altar for photos of pets that have passed away.

* In case of rain the blessing service will take place in the church basement.

For more information call 510-530-6333

Also, the Skyline Community Church, 12540 Skyline Blvd., Oakland Hills. will start their Blessing of the Animals beginning with registration at 2:45 p.m.

Special ceremony to honor animal companions starts at 3:00 p.m. Bring a pet or picture of a pet.

Refreshments provided for pets. Afterward, walk pets through the unique labyrinth.

For more information call 510-531-8212 or email office@skylineucc.org.
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