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Nov 15, 2021

St. George’s Hosts the Blessing of the Animals

By Lori Draz

Photos by Taylor McFarland

On Oct. 10, St. George’s-by-the-River welcomed pets of all shapes and sizes to its celebration of the Feast of St. Francis and the Blessing of the Animals. This popular event brings an increasing number of animals and their owners to be individually blessed by the clergy of St. George’s, and this year was one of the biggest.

St. George’s will also carry on their tradition of pet friendly Saturday services on Nov. 13, Dec. 11 and in 2022 on Jan. 8, Feb. 12, March 12, April 9 and May 14. These services are all at 5 pm. Everyone is welcome, especially friends and neighbors.

St. George’s-by-the-River Episcopal Church is located at 7 Lincoln Ave. in Rumson. Call 732-842-0596.