Blessing of the Animals Event Held In Greenville

A church in the East says blessings aren't just for people, but also their animals.

Today St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Greenville held their annual Blessing of the Animals event.

People could bring their animals to be blessed and prayed for by a priest. People brought a wide variety of animals including dogs, cats, and hamsters.

The church holds this event every year in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals.

Rev. Bob Hudak of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church said, “It is a very moving kind of experience because in many ways pets are an expression of Gods love, of Gods care, and they often give so much to us

If you missed the event on Saturday, but would like to have your animal blessed you can contact the church.

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