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St. Peter’s offers Blessing of the Animals

Published: Friday, Oct. 12, 2012 5:30 a.m. CDT

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 218 Somonauk St., Sycamore, will offer a Blessing of the Animals on Saturday.

This event is held to give thanks to God for all animals, and especially for those who are a part of people’s lives as pets, service animals and livestock. Residents are invited to bring any animal that enjoys the company of people and other animals, to receive a blessing from the church in the name of God. If an animal cannot come to the event, participants can bring a picture, a collar, or other object as a sign of their relationship with the animal.

The rite of the Blessing of the Animals will include a brief reading from scripture, prayers offered for all kinds of animals, both wild and domestic, and the offering of the blessing itself.

The event will begin at 4 p.m. in front of the Parish House next to the church building. In the event of rain, the Blessing of the Animals will be offered inside the Parish House.

Saint Peter’s welcomes all people. For those looking for more meaning and deepened spirituality, the Episcopal Church offers honest and unconditional acceptance.

For more information, call 815-895-2227 or visit www.sycamorestpeters.org.

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