Blessing of the Animals at St Mark’s Church – Sunday

by beth on September 27, 2016

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This year, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church is inviting the entire community to join them for the Annual Blessing of the Animals. (And it isn’t exclusive to real animals.)

It will be held this Sunday, October 2 at 4:00 pm.

Pet Blessings happen near St. Francis Day—October 4—in honor of this saint who befriended all of nature. Dogs, cats, gerbils, chickens, bearded lizards, and other animals (leashed and caged as needed) are welcome! Young children may also want to bring their stuffed teddy bears and the like to receive a blessing as well.

The gathering will last about 15-20 minutes and will be held on St. Mark’s Church lawn. Donations of pet food for the Southborough Food Pantry will be welcome!

1 mike September 28, 2016 at 8:26 AM

Are you serious people?

2 resident September 28, 2016 at 11:00 AM

That’s rude. Many people love their pets more than some people…yup, were serious!

3 Rev. Phil LaBelle September 29, 2016 at 12:13 PM


We are indeed serious! Thanks for asking!

Pets of all kinds bring us comfort and companionship, and remind us of God’s goodness to us. While it might not be your thing—and that’s certainly fine—many of us do want to have God’s blessing on those animals that bring joy to our lives. So join us outside this Sunday at 4pm!

4 Mike Fuce September 29, 2016 at 1:24 PM

Thank you Reverend

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