A Blessing of Animals ceremony will be held on Sunday October 1, 2017 during both the 8:00 AM and 10:00 AM services at Trinity Episcopal Church, 119 Forest Avenue, Cranford, New Jersey. Inspired by St. Francis of Assisi’s legendary love for animals, Blessing of the Animals has become an annual event celebrating the bond of love and companionship shared between people and their pets.  “Anatole France’s quote "Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened." says it best,” said Reverend Andy Kruger, Trinity’s Priest-in-Charge.

Everyone is invited to bring their pets to receive a blessing. Please keep cats and birds in carriers and cages and keep dogs on leashes. People are also invited to bring in photographs of pets that are too ill to attend or are deceased to receive a blessing. Small children who don’t have pets may also bring in stuffed animals to receive a blessing. In addition to the blessing, there will be information about low cost spay and neutering. For additional information, please call the Trinity Episcopal Church office at (908) 276-4047 visit http://www.trinitycranford.org/.

Trinity Episcopal Church, founded in 1872, is a faith-based family that welcomes all people and strives to “know Christ and to make him known through faith, fellowship, and service.” Sunday services, celebrated by Reverend Andy Kruger Trinity’s Priest-in-Charge, are at 8 AM and 10 AM.  In addition, from Monday to Thursday the Daily Offices of Morning and Evening Prayer are led by Father Andy in the Witherington Chapel at 8:30AM and 5:00 PM respectively. For more information about Trinity please call 908-276-4047 or visit http://www.trinitycranford.org/ Trinity also provides Trinity Episcopal Day School (TEDS) for area families. TEDS is a state licensed facility serving children from 2 1/2 years through Kindergarten, providing a nurturing, learning environment which promotes intellectual, emotional, social, spiritual and physical growth. Program options include Full or 1/2 days from 2-5 days a week, extended Hours: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM, and Kindergarten Wrap Around. For more information about TEDS, please call 908-276-2881 or visit http://www.tedscranford.org 

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EVENT DETAILS:

Blessing of the Animals at Trinity Cranford

Sunday October 1, 2017 at 8:00 AM and 10:00 AM services

At Trinity Episcopal Church

119 Forest Avenue, Cranford, NJ

The public is invited to attend and participate