“Blessings of the Animals” bringing faith to furry friends

All pets are welcome at “Blessings of the Animals” at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 1 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Moorestown.

A “Blessing of the Animals” family event will take place at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 1 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Moorestown. The church is located at 207 West Main Street at the intersection of Main and Church Streets. All pets (leashed or in carriers) and their people are welcome at this celebration.

“Pets are a very important part of our lives and of God’s life,” said Mother Emily Mellott, Rector of Trinity. “Through our relationships with our pets, we notice the wonders of a diverse creation, learn about care and responsibility for the world we share and deepen our ability to love and be loved. These are all things that help us grow spiritually, no matter what faith you practice.”

Each October, the church celebrates Saint Francis of Assisi, known as the patron saint of animals and the natural world.

Representatives of the Animal Welfare Association, South Jersey’s largest no-kill shelter, will be on hand with adoptable dogs to be blessed and to meet pet-lovers. The event will include a brief pet-friendly worship service and blessings for each individual pet.

For more information, please contact Trinity Church at (856) 235–0811,www.trinitymoorestown.org, or trinity@trinitymoorestown.org