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Animals can receive blessing at Christ Episcopal Church

Dogs, cats, guinea pigs and animals of all kinds are invited to the Blessing of the Animals at Christ Episcopal Church in Woodbury on Sunday, Oct. 5.

The service commemorates the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi who wrote an ode to all living things and traditionally is associated with his love of animals.

Pets will be blessed at both the 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. service and are welcome in the sanctuary during the service.

Stuffed animals will also be allowed for those who don't have pets or can't bring them.

For more information, contact the church office at (651) 735-8790 or visit The church is located at 7305 Afton Road, one block south of Target, off of Queens Drive.