Blessing of the Animals Service

Let the animals come – the dogs and cats, birds and rabbits, chickens and fish! Invite your neighbors and friends to join you for this very special service on Sunday, October 21 at 5 pm in the Oasis Garden.

It’s a celebration of the love we share with our pets and a blessing in celebration of St. Francis. St. Francis of Assisi is known as the patron saint of animals and the environment. All types of pets are welcome. *All dogs must be on a leash and all cats must be in a carrier to ensure a welcoming and inclusive environment for all of our friends. Those who may have lost a pet are invited to bring a photo as we remember those who have crossed over the Rainbow Bridge.

We ask that each of you bring pet food as an offering, which will be donated to Jacksonville Humane Society. All pets will receive an engraved tag to commemorate this very special day and their blessing!

Questions? Connect with Holly at (904) 246-6427.

*Regular morning services will be held at 8:30 and 11 am in the Sanctuary.*