2016-09-29 / Calendar

Blessing of the Animals

St. Mary’s Church, 324 East Main Road, Portsmouth Saturday, Oct. 1, at 5 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 2, at 8 and 10:30 a.m. . People are invited to bring pets or stuffed animals for a blessing at any of the services. 401-846-9700.

St. John the Evangelist, 61 Poplar St., Newport Sunday, Oct. 2, 11:30 a.m. The annual Blessing of the Beasts will take place in the church yard (rain location: tower room). Reasonably restrained or housed pets are welcome at the 10 a.m. Mass. 401-848- 2561.

St. Matthews Church, 87 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown Sunday, Oct. 2, 11:45 a.m. 401-423-1762.

Gazebo at King Park, corner of Clinton St. and Wellington Ave., Newport Sunday, Oct. 2, at noon, Father Tom O’Neill of St. Clare Home and St. Lucy’s Church will arrive at 12:30 p.m. to preside. No exotic animals. 401-619-2459.

Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St., Newport Sunday, Oct. 2, 4:50 p.m. The procession and blessing will begin at 5 p.m., with the gathering of all beings, one per person, on the front lawn at 4:50 p.m. All types of animals are welcome. 401-847-0675.

St. Columba’s Chapel, 55 Vaucluse Ave., Middletown Sunday, Oct. 2, 5 p.m.

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 525 Broadway, Newport Saturday, Oct. 8, 10 a.m. The blessing will be held rain or shine, and all are welcome to attend. Church office: 401-846-9567.

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