Blessing of the pets, 10/1, 4 PM

All Saints’ will be hosting its annual Blessing of the Pets on Sunday, October 1 at 4 PM in the Church courtyard in front of the Welcome Center.

This service is traditionally the closest Sunday to Saint Francis of Assisi’s Feast Day. “All pets are welcome” — Dogs, cats, hamsters, guinea pigs, snakes, birds, lizards, etc.

We will have exhibitors from local rescue and pet charities, including Cabarrus Humane Society cat shelter, Kreitzer’s Critter Corral Puppy Rescue, and the Splashpaw Foundation. In conjunction with this year’s service, we are having a pet food drive to support rescued animals and those needing assistance in feeding their animal companions. You can bring pet food to with you to church or to the event. The collected food will be given to animal shelters to help defray some of their costs and also to the Splashpaw Foundation, which provides pet care assistance to shut ins and others that may not have the resources to properly care for their pets.

So bring your furry, feathered and scaly companions to All Saints’ at 4 PM on October 1 to have them blessed and enjoy some fun and fellowship with fellow pet owners. If you have questions about the event, please contact Fred Weber.