Blessing of the Animals

Today is the Feast of Saint Francis, and thus the traditional day for blessing animals in Roman Catholicism. It’s also World Animal Day–a fine occasion for us homo sapiens to reflect on what it means to share a biosphere with about 8.7 million other animal species. Now that online services make it easy for non-human animals to “attend” the service, we will have an online “parade” and bless all the animals in our lives.

Worship Leader: Rev. Amy Zucker Morgenstern

Special music by Ruth Huber, singer / pianist.

Follow along in the order of service:

Text of Amy’s Homily: