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Blessing of the Animals October 2016

There are Two Locations for Blessing of the Animals 

Sunday, October 2  at  1:30 pm 
inside the Shirlington Dog Park

(by the mural at the Oxford St. entrance off of Four Mile Run Drive) (map)

The Blessing of the Animals at the Shirlington Dog Park will be held even if there is a light rain.


 or

Sunday, October 2  -  5 pm
at St. John's Episcopal Church

(side yard — inside if raining)
415 S. Lexington St. 22204    Glencarlyn Community of Arlington  (map)

Everyone is invited to bring your pet(s) to be individually blessed at either location. 
There will be a brief service at the beginning of the 5 pm blessing.

 If your pet does not play well with others, you may use a carrier or bring a picture of your pet.

Animal blessings are conducted near St. Francis Day because he was
thought to be friendly and accessible to all living creatures.

If you would like, this is a copy of the flyer for the event St_John_Oct_2 2016_Bless_Animals in pdf format.

Photos from prior year's Blessings of the Animals