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Blessing of the Animals October 13, 2019

There are Two Locations for Blessing of the Animals 

Sunday, October 13, 2019  at  1:30 pm 
inside the Shirlington Dog Park

DOGS ONLY at this location

(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.


Sunday, October 13, 2019  at  5 pm
at St. John's Episcopal Church

ALL PETS at this location

(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 
Flyer October 13 St. John's Blessing of the Animals.pdf   in pdf format 

Photos from prior year's Blessings of the Animals