SEA ISLE CITY – The neighborhood was as soon as once more invited to attend a yearly Blessing of the Animals ceremony Oct. 4 at Saint Joseph Catholic Church on the Feast Day of Saint Francis of Assisi.
With greater than 20 canine and cats in attendance — in addition to two recently-rescued donkeys — the Rev. Perry Cherubini, pastor of Saint Joseph Church, led the ceremony, which included a studying from the ebook of Genesis and the sprinkling of holy water on the animals and their house owners.
The pastor requested all of the pet house owners to lovingly place their arms on their animals.
“May God, who created the animals of this earth as a help to us, continue to protect and sustain us with the grace his blessing brings, now and forever,” Father Perry continued.
In addition to receiving a blessing, every pet was additionally given a medal of Saint Francis of Assisi, who’s well-known as the patron saint of animals.
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