St. An­drew’s to host bless­ing of the an­i­mals

The Phoenix - - COMMUNITY - Staff Re­port

St. An­drew’s Epis­co­pal Church will host a bless­ing of the an­i­mals on Sun­day, Oct. 8 from 2-4 p.m. The date cho­sen specif­i­cally to rep­re­sent St. Fran­cis of As­sisi, pa­tron Saint of An­i­mals, as it’s close to the Feast of St. Fran­cis which is Oct. 4. Rev. Tommy Thomp­son, who has been with St. An­drew’s for over a year now, adores an­i­mals and whole­heart­edly wanted to im­ple­ment this ser- vice and of­fer this to the com­mu­nity. With lots of farms in Ch­ester County near St. An­drew’s Church they hope horses, cows, dogs, cats, scaly crea­tures and var­i­ous other farm an­i­mals all come to get blessed! Grate­ful for lo­cal busi­ness part­ners who are pro­vid­ing items for raf­fles in ad­di­tion to help­ing to pro­mote this wor­thy event are: Lud­wigs Cor­ner Vet­eri­nary Hos­pi­tal, Eleanor Rus­sell Ltd., Pick­er­ing Val­ley Feed and Farm, and Great Be­gin­nings Pre- school. A few an­i­mal res­cues have been con­tacted with the pos­si­bil­ity of fea­tur­ing pets for adop­tion and hav­ing them re­ceive a spe­cial bless­ing as well. The event will in­clude an an­i­mal pa­rade with all of the an­i­mals that come for the ser­vice, pony rides, raf­fles, and a few games, of­fer­ing some fun for the en­tire fam­ily. St. An­drew’s Church is lo­cated at 7 St. An­drews Ln, Glen­moore, PA 19343. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.stan­drewschesco.org.

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