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Blessing of the Animals in Somerville Oct. 2 Honors Somerset County Sheriff's K9 Unit

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From left, Somerset County Sheriff Officer Tom Wallace with K-9 Wildman; Sheriff Frank Provenzano, Officer Al Bauer and K-9 Diesel. Credits: Courtesy Somerset County Sheriff's Office
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SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Sheriff’s K-9 unit will be honored at the Blessing of the Animals at St. John’s Episcopal Church Oct. 2 at 3 p.m., rain or shine.

All creatures great and small, furry or feathered or scaled, and their owners, are welcome for a blessing at St. John’s, located at 158 West High St. 

The blessing of the animals is an annual Episcopal tradition in honor of St. Francis Day.

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Following the blessing of the animals, there will be a special pet reception with refreshments, door prizes, and the chance for people and their pets to mingle.

Additionally, the Somerset Regional Animal Shelter will attend the event.

This marks the 17th year that St. John’s has sponsored this community event, which recognizes the importance of pets and animals in people’s lives.

Parking is available in the church lot behind the parish hall or on the street.

For more information contact 908-722-1250. http://www.stjohnsomerville.org/

St. John’s Episcopal Church hosts weekly Sunday services at 8 am and 10:15 am with music at 10:15 am. St. John’s offers Sunday School every Sunday at 10:15 am preceded by “Children’s Chapel” at 10 am at which the rector, the Rev. Ronald Pollock, offers a brief children’s message.

Among its many programs, St. John’s hosts the SHIP's Galley Soup Kitchen three days a week and a monthly thrift shop - From The Heart - with proceeds going to non-profit agencies

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