BLESSED BE THY PETS

Myrtleford Times - - Front Page -

ALL crea­tures great and small will have the op­por­tu­nity to be blessed this Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 21 at St Paul’s Angli­can Church on Clyde Street, Myrtle­ford.

And the in­vi­ta­tion isn’t lim­ited to man’s best friend, as all pets are wel­come, in­clud­ing horses, sheep, and even fish.

The Oc­to­ber feast of St Fran­cis is cel­e­brated all over the world (not just in the Alpine shire), and it’s cus­tom­ary that in re­mem­brance of St. Fran­cis of As­sisi’s love for all crea­tures, an­i­mals are led to churches for a spe­cial cer­e­mony called the “Bless­ing of the An­i­mals.”

Rev­erend Richard Pen­ning­ton (pic­tured with some horses last week) will be con­duct­ing the non­de­nom­i­na­tional ser­vice, start­ing from 5pm, and pre­dicts it will be a fun af­ter­noon with maybe even a lo­cal cly­des­dale horse pop­ping by.

PHOTO: Struan Jones

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