2018-10-04 / Faith Community

Blessing of the Animals

The blessings will be bestowed at several locations on various dates, and participants are asked to restrain or cage their animals.

St. Mary’s Church, 324 East Main Road, Portsmouth, Saturday, Oct. 6 at 5 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 7, at 8 and 10 a.m. services. A photo can be blessed in lieu of the pet, 401-846-9700.

St. John’s Church, 61 Poplar St., Sunday, Oct. 7 at approximately 11:30 a.m. after the 10 a.m. Mass in the churchyard, or Tower Room in inclement weather. Reasonably restrained and house-trained pets welcome at the Mass, 401-848-2561.

Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St., Sunday Oct. 7, 5 p.m., procession and blessing, 4:50 p.m. gathering of animals (all types of animals, one per person) on the front lawn. All pets must be either leashed or caged. 401-847-0675.

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