Blessing of the animals
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2016
9:30am WORSHIP SERVICE
BRING ALL YOUR CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL FOR A BLESSING AT REJOICE
All animals must be appropriately restrained
Francis of Assisi, renewer of the church, died 1226
Born into the family of a wealthy merchant; Francis gave up his inheritance to serve poor people. He formed the Order of Friars Minor (called Franciscans), who took on poverty and the task of preaching “using words if necessary.” Francis had a spirit of gratitude for all of God’s creation.