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In honor of Saint Francis of Assisi, known as the patron saint of animals, whose feast day is celebrated on October 4, St. John’s Episcopal Church invites you and your animal companions to a “Blessing of the Animals” service in the Church on Sunday, October 9 at 3 o’clock in the afternoon. All manner of God’s creatures are welcome to come and receive a blessing from the Rev. Susan J. McCone who, at last year’s service, blessed a number of dogs and cats and even a chicken.  Low–residue dry dog and cat food and training treats will be collected for donation to the Little Guild of St. Francis, a no–kill animal shelter in West Cornwall. (No canned food please) All monetary offerings collected at the service were also designated for the Little Guild of Saint Francis.


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