Some Churches do that. usually in the Spring.
I think Ludwig is a Mousepretirian.
Dad took one of our cats to the Blessing of the Pets at our church on the feast day of St. Francis.
They should do it. Makes it way easier to plan, especially if you need to allow social distancing.
It’s a lead-up to Luddie’s annual speaking part!
We used to have it in October.
Blessing pets once a year is just.
After all, they have blessed us with their companionship every day of the year.
Sent a donation to your local Humane Society – or better yet, adopt an animal as that would bless both of you.
The Eastern Orthodox patron of animals is St. Modestos, celebrated on Dec 16th. https://www.johnsanidopoulos.com/2015/12/the-synaxarion-and-prayer-of-saint.html
Good luck getting Luddy into the cat carrier – he equates that thing to shots at the vets
In case anyone wondered. An old myth goes that at midnight on Christmas Eve animals are given the gift of speech in honor of their presence in the stable at the birth of Christ. An ox and donkey, sheep and lambs have been depicted in the manger scene since the fourth century, at least.
Pets are wonderful but let’s put humans first. Maybe donate to a right to life organization or battered women’s shelter.
churches don,t do anything for free.
If I brought Sheela ‘Destroyer of Gardens and Christmas wreaths’ to church, it would not be a blessing.
Don’t forget the “Blessing of the Fleet” in coastal communities.
Reminds me of the belly wub strip.
Reminds me of an episode of Vicar of Dibley.
My kitty is a blessing to me-I would be so lonely without her.
Mine does in on Christmas Eve afternoon. The church is ALWAYS packed with people who love their pets. Like of tough to bless a parrot that won’t shut up tho. lol
Bless the beasts and the children. How we treat them says much about us.
Church! What is that pray tell?…..
They better have different times for dogs and cats…
wish they did that here. my min pin crossed over the Rainbow Bridge 4 months ago and i adopted a dachshnd on Dec 16th. that service wold make my holidays happier and brighter!
Buy a ticket anyway.
If you think Episcopalians are the only denominations to bless animals, you really need to get out more…
Close to St Francis’ saint day since he was patron saint of animals.
Hi all I am wishing all of you a wonderful Merry Christmas and all the best for the New Year. I made it to my birthday today and 67 years old and we made up our birthday pizza yesterday for dinner tonight and New Year’s Eve and New Year’s day….mmm looks good. Hoping I can eat it, wish me luck. Still in a lot of pain, stomach and back but doing a bit better. Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas Eve, and Day and the New Year is a good one for you. All the best to all of you……Sue
Most churches here were remote only for Christmas. Husband watched mass on TV on the Diocese channel and I watched with him, same as I go to church with him for Christmas and Easter. (I am Jewish.)