Saturday October 4th: Blessing of the Animals 11am – 3 pm – Stray Rescue
From 11 – 3 at Stray Rescue’s Pine Street Shelter Reverend Pamela from Town & Country ECC will visit the shelter to bless the shelter animals!Your pets are also invited to receive a blessing on this, the Feast Day of St. Francis.Blessed St. Francis Medals will be sold at the event, with all of the proceeds benefiting Stray Rescue Companion Animals.
Stray Rescue 2320 Pine Street St. Louis, MO 63103-2219
October 4: Outdoor Mass & Blessing of the Animals 4 pm – St Stan’s
The Blessing of animals is conducted in remembrance of St. Francis of Assisi’s love for all God’s creatures. We invite all the animals with their human friends to join us for a special outdoor Mass on Saturday, October 4th at 4:00 p.m. Let this joyful and beautiful ceremony remind us of the sacredness of all life.
This year we are combining this joyful celebration with an opportunity to help people make it through tough times with their best friends by their side. All our donations will be delivered to Bi-State Pet Food Pantry serving 150 families and over 500 pets in need every month. A donation box will be located in back of the church during September with final donations to be made on October 4. Items needed are: Canned dog and cat food (unopened); dry dog and cat food (opened or unopened); dog and cat treats (opened or unopened); cat litter (opened or unopened); gift cards (any amount) to PetSmart, PetCo, Target and Walmart. If you have any questions, please call Christine Mindak at 314-482-7810.
St. Stanislaus Kostka Polish Catholic Parish
1413 North 20th Street
Saint Louis, MO 63106
October 4: Outdoor Mass & Blessing of the Animals 4 pm – St Gabriel’s
St Gabriel will celebrate Mass in the Grass on Saturday October 4, 2014 at 4 pm in Francis Park. Join us for the special liturgy outside. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets for this mass, which will take the place of the usual indoor 5pm service. In the event of inclement weather, mass will be held within in the church at 4 pm.Since October 4 is the Feast of St Francis of Assisi, know as the Patron Saint of animals and the environment, all are invited to bring their pets for a special blessing. Participating pets should be friendly, socialable and on a leash. And don’t forget to clean up after your pets.Immediately following mass plan to stay in Francis Park for a picnic with your family and friends. The Holy Name Society will be barbecuing and selling hamburgers, hot dogs, bratwurst and more. St Gabriel the Archangel
6303 Nottingham Ave St Louis MO 63109
October 4: Pet Blessing at 11 am in Arnold MO at New Hope United Methodist
All are welcome to come to a casual blessing of the pets. Event will be held in our beautiful outdoor worship space, around the building on the West end of the parking lot. Invite your friends, family and neighbors to join you! We are also collecting donations of pet food for the Jefferson County Pet Food Pantry – because we are blessed to be a blessing, and that includes our pets!!
October 5: Sunday – 5-6 pm Christ Church Cathedral
Dogs and cats and birds, oh my! They’ll all be here—with their humans, of course—at Christ Church Cathedral, 1210 Locust St., across from Central Library. So invite all your friends, animals and humans, to join us—and be prepared to hear a choir of barks, meows, and screeches as these animals receive the blessings they deserve. Plus, there will be treats for humans as well as animals, along with new red bandanas we will hand out so our animal guests can be even more stylish. For everyone’s comfort and safety, all animals must be on leashes or in carriers or cages. Free parking is available on the Cathedral lot, the U.S. Bank lot, and on the street. (As the signage indicates, however, the Saint Louis University lot is not available for parking.)