Blessing of the Animals Service in Honor of the Feast Day of St. Francis, Sunday, Oct 8 at 4:00 PM at the church:
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. There will be a reception following the service for humans and animals alike. Further, we invite all who participate to bring clean blankets, towels and pet food for local animal shelters, and our offering will go to support those helping animals affected by Harvey. All are welcome.