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Blessing of the Animals – 10/4 & 10/5/2014 Multiple Loations

Blessing of the Animals

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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

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