Blessing of the Animals Planned For Sept. 28
By Rebecca K. Abma
On Saturday, September 28 at 10am, there will be a "Blessing of the Animals," celebrating the Feast of St. Francis, at Christ Episcopal Church, 105 Cottage Place in Ridgewood.
Everyone is invited to bring their favorite pets: dogs, cats, rabbits, goldfish, stuffed animals..any beloved “creatures," great or small.
A short service celebrating all animals will be followed by individual blessings of each animal. Some orphaned dogs and cats who are eligible for adoption from the Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge in Oakland will also be present. Refreshments will be served.
The service will be held at the church's outside altar, which is by the entrance to the Nursery School on Franklin Avenue. In the event of rain, the service will take place inside the church.