Blessing of the Animals Ceremony 2013
This is our 14th annual special ceremony to honor our animal companions and acknowledge the blessings they bring to our lives. Bring your pet(s) or a picture of your pet (or even a stuffed animal) – this is a family event! Refreshments provided for both pets & humans. Afterwards, come and walk your pet through our unique labyrinth!
All over the world lively and sacred ceremonies to bless our animal companions and honor the blessings they bring to our lives are held in the fall. Churches of all denominations honor beloved pets around Oct 4, the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals.
Reverend Laurie Manning and Rhea Babbit of Skyline Community Church, affiliated with United Church of Christ, bless your dog, cat, goat, parakeet, fish, horse or whatever you bring (safely) with you. You can also bring photos of beloved pets who cannot make the journey or have passed on to receive a blessing.
The ceremony is at 3:00 PM, with registration at 2:45, in the beautiful courtyard at:
Skyline Community Church 12540 Skyline Blvd., Oakland, Ca. 94619
(½ mile S. of Redwood)
Come one and all, with dogs, cats, hamsters, goats, parakeets, horses to celebrate and enjoy our animal companions.