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Pet Blessing is Sunday at Bowen Island United Church

The service is at 10:30 a.m. Sunday morning
Dog in a vest and attached to leash

St. Francis of Assisi is known as the Patron Saint of animals.  He called all creatures his “brothers and sisters” and was known to regularly preach to the birds.

October 4 is generally known as St. Francis Day so we are a bit behind  the times. However this Sunday, October  24, at Bowen Island United Church, we will be holding a Blessing of the Animals service. You are invited to bring your beloved companion animals to church where they will be given a blessing – and a treat. All creatures are welcome but dogs must be on leashes, cats in owners’ arms or a pet carrier and any other creature can join us in a cage or terrarium or whatever makes them feel the least amount of stress.

There is one thing Bowen Islanders certainly have in common- we love our  animals. And we love them even after they leave this life. So if you have a photo of a beloved pet who has gone into the next world to chase squirrels and balls forever, or to curl up in the eternal sun, please join us and bring a photo of your pet and we will bless the memory of your beloved companion.

Our service is at 10:30 a.m. Sunday morning. We are at 1122 Miller Road. We are masked and distanced and we ask that you follow the same protocols. All are welcome: two legged, four leggeds, winged and more.

If you have any questions, please contact me at 778-688-2061.