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Church to bless pets

Published: Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012 12:35 p.m. CDT
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St. Paul's Episcopal Church will hold a blessing of the pets on Sunday.

DeKALB – St. Paul’s Episcopal Church invites the public to bring their four-legged friends and other creatures to a pet blessing celebration at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, at 900 Normal Road in DeKalb.

The Pet Blessing is traditionally celebrated near the first Sunday in October, on the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi, who was known for his affection toward animals of all kinds. The public is invited to bring pets for a celebration of their life, as well as a personal blessing from the Rev. Stacy Walker-Frontjes. Pets of all kinds are welcome to attend. Pets who prefer not to travel can be represented with photographs.

The celebration will be held on the back patio of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. If the weather is inclement, the celebration will be held indoors. For the safety and health of the animals, please use crates, carriers, and leashes when appropriate. Meet pets looking for homes from TAILS Humane Society. Donations of animal toys and paper towels for TAILS will also be collected. For more information, contact St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at 815-756-4888.

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