Humane Society of Central Illinois

Pet Blessing at Epiphany Catholic Church - October 2005

In honor of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals, the Epiphany Catholic Church held a Pet Blessing on their lawn. The event included a short Catholic service, a blessing with holy water, and a short prayer. It was a nice day for a Pet Blessing.

Pet Blessing at Epiphany Catholic Church - October 2005

Lots of people and pets turned out for the Pet Blessing. In attendance were dogs, cats, rabbits, turtles, a tarantula, and more.


Pet Blessing at Epiphany Catholic Church - October 2005

The pets also had an opportunity to meet some new friends while sporting the bandana they received for this occasion.

Pet Blessing at Epiphany Catholic Church - October 2005

And the double belly rub was pretty nice too!

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