Blessing of the Animals - Forest Hill Presbyterian Church

Jan 24, 2019


Welcome to the annual event of pet blessing organized by Behind the Veil Christian Ministries. As a community and society platform dedicated to faith and beliefs, we invite you to join us in this heartwarming tradition. This event brings our community together, celebrating the bond between humans and animals.

The Significance of Pet Blessing

At Behind the Veil Christian Ministries, we believe that animals are an important part of God's creation. They bring joy, comfort, and love into our lives. The pet blessing ceremony is a way for us to acknowledge and appreciate the special role that animals play in our lives.

The Origins of Pet Blessing

The tradition of blessing animals can be traced back to St. Francis of Assisi, who is known for his love and compassion towards all living beings. St. Francis had a deep appreciation for the interconnectedness of all creation and saw animals as our brothers and sisters.

What Happens During the Pet Blessing Ceremony?

During the pet blessing ceremony, we gather as a community to honor and bless our furry, feathered, and scaled friends. The ceremony typically takes place in the beautiful surroundings of Forest Hill Presbyterian Church, providing a serene environment for both humans and animals.

Gathering of Pets

Participants are encouraged to bring their beloved pets to be blessed during the ceremony. All types of animals are welcome, including dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, reptiles, and more. The presence of diverse animals reflects the beauty and diversity of God's creation.

Blessing Ritual

The blessing ritual is conducted by our ordained ministers. Each pet is individually blessed, and a prayer is offered for their well-being and happiness. The act of blessing acknowledges that animals are valuable members of our families and deserving of love and care.

Community Activities

In addition to the pet blessing ceremony, there are various community activities planned throughout the day. These activities aim to engage people of all ages and encourage a sense of togetherness. Some of the activities include:

  • Pet costume contest
  • Demonstrations by local pet trainers and groomers
  • Information booths by animal shelters and rescue organizations
  • Face painting and arts and crafts for children
  • Food and refreshments for attendees

Join Us for the Pet Blessing Event

We warmly invite all animal lovers, families, and members of the community to join us for this special event. Whether you have a pet or not, the pet blessing ceremony offers a unique and uplifting experience that strengthens the bond between humans and animals.

Come and witness the joy on the faces of pets and their owners as we come together to celebrate the love and companionship they bring into our lives. Mark your calendars and don't miss the opportunity to be part of the annual pet blessing event organized by Behind the Veil Christian Ministries.