St. Francis of Assisi Blessing of Animals
at
Sts. Peter and Paul ECC+USA and St. Timothy's Episcopal Church
Creve Coeur, Missouri
October 3, 2010

Father Bob & Pastor Emily
conduct the
blessing service.

Homily

Scripture

MeMe Harbers

Pastor Emily blesses the
family
Hamster.

The Blase Family

The Catlett and Danforth Families Await Their Blessing.

The Danforth's Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.

St. Francis of Assisi whose liturgical feast day is October 4, is the patron saint of animals and the environment. He loved all of God’s creation. He once preached a sermon to a tree full of birds reminding them to praise God who provided their clothes of beautiful feathers, their wings to enabling them to fly, and who blessed them with food and air. St. Francis loved animals because they were created by the hand of God.
Sponsored by
St. Timothy's Episcopal Church & Sts. Peter and Paul Ecumenical Catholic Church+USA.

At St. Timothy’s parking lot 808 N. Mason Road Creve Coeur, MO 63141 On Sunday,

October 3, 2010 3:00 PM

The priests will bless each animal individually and each will receive a special St. Francis of Assisi keepsake medal.
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Molly

Catlett

Maggie Fischer

Jackson Blase

Leo

Moses Harbers

Nurse Lisa & Gracie

Pastor Emily & Thomas Aquinas.

Pastor Emily Blesses the Pet Medals.


Pastor Emily, Thomas Aquinas and Father Bob.

Sugar Belle Fischer

The Family Hamster

Tinker Bell Fischer

 

Alexander Awaits His Blessing.

Bo Batman Blase

Elizabeth and her newly adopted Cat.

Erie with Sammy and Russell.

Fr. Bob, Pastor Emily and Thomas.

Gracie Harbers.

Henree

Honey Bear Fischer

PRAYER TO ST. FRANCIS
Good St. Francis, you loved all of God's creatures. To you they were your brothers and sisters. Help us to follow your example of treating every living thing with kindness. St. Francis, Patron Saint of animals, watch over my pet and keep my companion safe and healthy. Amen.