In the spirit of Saint Francis of Assisi, Patron Saint of the Animals, the Unitarian Church of All Souls will celebrate its fifteenth annual A THANKSGIVING BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS service. The service will honor the the kinship New Yorkers feel toward their animal companions. We will celebrate with music, readings and a short homily by Joseph Boyd.
The highlight of the service will be the Blessing of the Animals when attendees are invited along with their companion animals to be blessed. Participants are invited to bring a photo or stuffed animal for those pets that cannot attend the service. We request that all animals be either in carriers or leashed.
The service is open to animal lovers of all ages and their companion animals. Admission is free. A freewill offering will be received.