September 30, 2011 > All Creatures Great and Small
All Creatures Great and Small
Invite a friend, and join the congregation at the 10:30 service OUTSIDE of St. James' Episcopal Church with the Blessing of Animals and Holy Communion. All animals welcome, including stuffed ones. Chaos is expected, but to minimize it, please contain your pet appropriately. For socially-challenged animals, pictures can be blessed in absentia. St. James is located in Fremont at the corner of Thornton and Cabrillo Terrace.
This event is held near the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi. St. Francis was a friar of the Roman Catholic Church who lived in the Middle Ages (1182-1226) in Italy. He founded the Franciscan Order and is associated with kindness to animals. St. Francis is also credited with being the first to create a manger scene at Christmas.
Blessing of the Animals
Sunday, Oct 2
St. James Episcopal Church
Thornton & Cabrillo Terrace, Fremont