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St. Francis Day Celebration and Blessing of the Animals

October 7, 2023 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 4:30 P.M., on the front lawn and labyrinth

On Saturday, October 7, Saint Mark’s will once again offer its beloved Saint Francis Day tradition. A few years ago this offering was moved from Sunday morning to Saturday afternoon, and the outdoor celebration has a truly festive community atmosphere. Dogs, cats, bird, bunnies, ponies, chickens, and all creatures great and small are welcome!

Music will be offered by the young choristers of Choir School, and The Rev. Linzi Stahlecker will offer a brief reflection. The service includes prayers for healing humanity’s relationship with the earth, and for all the creatures who share the earth with us. Following the service, animals can receive an individual blessing from a priest if desired. All are invited to attend, with or without their animal companions. Stuffed animals are also welcome to be blessed, as are photographs of pets who would not find attending the event a blessed experience. Animals should remain leashed or kenneled. You are welcome to bring your own chair to use on the lawn, although chairs will also be provided.

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Date:
October 7, 2023
Time:
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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