Blessing of the animals Sunday at St. Patrick’s

“All creatures great and small” are invited to St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church for a special blessing after church service on Sunday, Oct. 5.

At approximately 11:30 a.m., Father Doug Neel will invite those who would like to have their animals blessed to assemble in the parking lot at 225 S. Pagosa Blvd.

The ceremony and blessing will precede coffee hour, but treats for those blessed will be available. 

Past blessings have included a variety of animals. Father Doug will be happy to bless snakes, but assured the congregation that he would bless the snakes while they remain in their owner’s car. 

Other animal participants must be on a leash or in a carrier, and in control by their owners.

This blessing is open to all religious affiliations and animal species. For more information, contact St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church at 731-5801.