Blessing of Animals 2021

October 2, 2021

The righteous know the needs of their animals.— Proverbs 12:10


God saw that all creation was good, and gave it to the human family for use in his plan. Even in today’s mechanized society, many people keep animals for food, work, companionship, or recreation. Concern for the well being of animals is a sign of mercy in a human person; cruelty to — or neglect of animals is inhumane. — The Catholic Book of Blessings


OPENING PRAYER FOR KINDNESS TO ANIMALS
Loving Father,
we praise you and thank you
for making animals as part of your wonderful creation.
Help us and all people
to be kind to animals.
Touch the hearts of all with your love
and increase our respect for all your creation.
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord,
through whom you made all things for your glory.
Amen


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Animal Blessing in Kensington is at 2 PM Sunday, October 3 on the steps of St. Mary’s Holy Family Church. Other blessings are scheduled in various places around St. Francis of Assisi Day, October 4 every year.