Blessing of the Animals Service in Honor of the Feast of St. Francis, Sunday, Oct 7, 11:30 AM at Pepper Rock Park:
Please note the new service time and location for our for Blessing of the Animals service. It will be in place of our regular 11:30 AM service (the 9 AM service remains unchanged) and will be at Pepper Rock Park near the church (8609 Pepper Rock Park Drive, Austin, 78717).
Each year on a Sunday near the Feast Day of St. Francis, the Patron Saint of all of God's creatures great and small, St. Julian's offers a service to give thanks to God for the gift of creation and to bless our own animal friends, who demonstrate to us so clearly the unconditional love of God. All are invited to attend and to bring your own pet for a blessing. You are also welcome to bring pictures of your pets if getting them there is a challenge. Further, the undesignated offering will go to support "Safe in Austin", a local farm that rescues all sort of animals (click here for more information about their organization). This is a great Sunday to introduce your animal loving friends to St. Julian's. All are welcome.