Portland — Fr. Reverend Lou Phillips, of St. Anthony of Padua Parish, in Wyndham, Westbrook, Gorham, on Tuesday, October 4, on the Arthur P. Girard Adoption Middle in Better Portland (217 Touchdown Street, Westbrook) on the Animal Refuse He bless the animals within the league of at 10:30 am A particular occasion commemorates the Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi, recognized for his love for all of God’s creation.
“This 12 months we wished to do a unique form of pet blessing. We reached out to animal shelters and so they have been very receptive to the concept,” mentioned the priest. I did. Lou. “We figured these potential adoptive pets have been most in want of the blessing.”
Better Portland’s Animal Refuge League is a non-profit animal shelter that serves over 4,000 homeless and displaced animals annually. The shelter goals to foster human-pet connections, promote animal welfare and enhance the standard of life in the neighborhood.
“Our parish additionally sponsors canine and cat meals, blanket and toy donation drives to learn the shelter,” mentioned Fr. Lou. “I’ll carry donations for the blessing.”
The Blessing of the Animals service invokes God’s blessings on animals and thank God for permitting us to share the earth. Blessing additionally acknowledges the necessary place pets maintain in folks’s hearts.
For extra details about the shelter and how one can help its mission, go to the Animal Refuge League of Better Portland web site www.arlgp.org.
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