Blessing of the Animals

Feast of St. Francis

Blessing of the Animals ServicePets are part of our parish family, too! Every year on the Sunday closest to the Feast of St. Francis, Immanuel celebrates the Blessing of the Animals.  Pets, stuffed animals, and photos of pets are welcome and are blessed during the 11am service of Holy Eucharist on that Sunday. In past years, we've had cats, dogs, goldfish, horses, and more!

People and pets hear the Gospel reading during the Blessing of the Animals service.