all saints memorial episcopal church 1280NAVESINK, NJ – All Saints’ Memorial Church, locally known as ‘The Stone Church’, will be offering a Blessing of the Animals Service in two locations this year! This annual tradition at All Saints’ and in many churches is in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, who was known for his love for all God’s creation, treating all fellow creatures as brothers and sisters.


On Monday, October 2nd, The Rev. Debbie Cook, Rector of All Saints’ Memorial Church, will be at Happy Tails Veterinary Hospital at 827 Broad Street (Gerard Plaza), Shrewsbury, NJ from 6 pm until about 9 pm. All Pets are welcome for a brief service at 6 pm and individual pet blessings throughout the evening in honor of St. Francis Day.  

A Blessing of the Animals service will also be offered on All Saints’ grounds on Sunday, October 1st at 1 p.m., rain or shine. All pet owners are invited to join us with your pets, whether they’re on a leash, in a crate, box, tank or cage! The service will include an individual blessing for each pet present. Prayers will also be offered for those who have lost pets in the past year.


We treat each of our patients as part of the family at Atlantic Highlands Animal Hospital. We offer top-quality surgical and dental treatments for cats and dogs. For the best pet care in the Atlantic Highlands, NJ, call us at (732) 291-4400.

All Saints’ Memorial Church is an Episcopal parish of the Diocese of New Jersey, and is located at 202 Navesink Avenue in Navesink, NJ (your GPS may recognize it as Atlantic Highlands, NJ).

For further information, please visit our website at; you may also call the Parish Office at 732-291-0214 or contact us via email [email protected]. For more information about the Happy Tails Veterinary event, please visit or call 732-268-8180.


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