Pet blessings to take place this Sunday
Two Palm Beach congregations will host pet blessing services on Sunday.
To celebrate the Feast of St. Francis Assisi, The Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea will bless pets during its 9 a.m. service. The church asks that owners and pets gather in the garth at 8:45 a.m.
Past pet blessings have featured animals as large as a horse, but smaller pets are also welcome.
The church is at 141 S. County Road. Call 6554554 or go to bbts.org.
Temple Emanu-El of Palm Beach will celebrate diversity in creation with its pet blessings from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in the Dan and Ewa Abraham Gardens. The event will have refreshments for both pets and people. A “Blessed Pet” certificate will be given to those who participate. As many as 30 pets have attended a temple blessing service.
The temple is at 190 N. County Road. Call 8320804 or visit tepb.org.
— JANIECE SEBRIS