Blessing of the Animals Service at Trinity Cathedral

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sept. 25, 2013
Contact: April Miller, 216-774-0479, amiller@dohio.org

TRINITY CATHEDRAL HOSTS BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS OCTOBER 6
All pets welcome

CLEVELAND – Birds, cats, dogs, parakeets, ferrets and all other creatures great and small are welcome to the annual Blessing of the Animals service at Trinity Cathedral on Sunday, Oct. 6 at 10:10 a.m. The Rev. Kay Rackley will officiate. Weather-permitting the blessing will be held in the Trinity garden (E. 22nd & Prospect Ave.). In case of inclement weather, the blessing will take place inside Trinity Commons.

We use this day to celebrate all of creation through the prayers of St. Francis of Assisi (1181–1226), historically regarded as the patron saint of animals because of his deep affinity with nature. Born Giovanni Francesco di Bernardone, this wealthy aristocrat desired a simpler life. Francis is known best for his preaching to birds and taming of wolves. Francis was made a saint in 1228 and the Franciscan holy order he established is still active today.

An indoor holding area for pets will be available—crated animals in one area; dogs in the other—so members may attend either the 9 a.m. or 11:15 a.m. services. We do ask that a responsible family member stay with the animal at all times.

Link to Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/650947284940112/

 

About Trinity Cathedral:
Trinity Cathedral, the Episcopal Church in downtown Cleveland, invites participation from people of all faiths, races, nationalities and walks of life. For more information on Trinity Cathedral and its programs, please call 216-771-3630 or visit www.trinitycleveland.org. Trinity Cathedral is located at 2230 Euclid Avenue in downtown Cleveland. Parking is free.