Sunday, October 05, 2014

Gone to the dogs.

Today at church it was Saint Francis of Assisi Celebration Day, and since he is the patron saint of animals and the environment, everyone was invited to bring their dogs today (other animals may have been invited, but only dogs showed up, probably because they are the most travelable pets).  With at least a fourth of the population being dogs, it was quite interesting.

Instead of just getting up and shaking hands, “Passing the Peace” mostly involved the petting of dogs.  People just had to laugh when many of them joined in with us singing “He’s got the whole world”.  And right before communion for the humans, we had blessing lines for the animals, including several stuffed animals brought up by the kids.

Great day at church today.


Lisa Shafer said...

ugh. So glad I've never had to sit through that! Sounds like pure torture to me.
However, letting Denny and Alan loose among the dogs might have been fun. :) Or if someone had brought a pet tarantula for the priest to bless..... :)

Lisa Shafer said...

Great. Now I"m humming the Carpenters' "Bless the Beasts and the Children." This is your fault.

Max Sartin said...

Denny, Alan AND a couple birds for them to chase. That would have made for a real exciting time.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I picked Francis as my confirmation name because he is the Patron Saint of Animals.