The following announcement was provided by the Church of the Good Shepherd:
The Church of the Good Shepherd invites all animal lovers to join us for the 2021 Blessing of the Animals.
All animals and their people — including pets, stuffed animals, and photos of pets (the dearly departed or who can’t be present) — are welcome to join us for a special blessing by the Reverend Andrew Goldhor.
This annual ritual observing the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi will be held twice this year: outside the church on Sunday, October 3 at 12 noon (after the 10 a.m. worship service), and indoors on Thursday, October 7 at 7 p.m. (prior to the Hidden Brook contemplative prayer service). At the indoor blessing people will be masked and observe social distancing.
The Church of the Good Shepherd, Watertown’s Episcopal parish, is located at 9 Russell Ave. at the corner of Mt. Auburn Street in the heart of the historic district.
Questions? Leave us a message at 617-924-9420 and we’ll call you back with answers.