NAVESINK, NJ – In honor of St. Francis of Assisi whose Feast Day is October 4th, we will be hosting our Annual Blessing of the Animals service at All Saints’ Memorial Church, locally known as “The Stone Church” on Sunday, October 3rd at 2 pm. Please bring your pet, cat, dog, bunny, bird, reptile, fish, etc., on a leash or in a crate, cage or other container. As always, if your pet is unable to join us, please feel free to bring a photo instead. We will also say prayers for those who have lost pets in the past year. Each pet will receive an individual blessing.
This annual tradition and popular community event 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. The event is scheduled to be held outside in our covered carriage sheds/parking area, rain or shine and is FREE, but we will accept Pet Food donations or financial donations being taken for Project Pet, our local pet pantry.