PORTLAND – p. Lou Phillips, pastor of St Anthony of Padua parish in Windham, Westbrook and Gorham, will bless the animals on the Animal Refuge League of the Arthur P. Girard Adoption Heart in Larger Portland (217 Touchdown Street in Westbrook) Tuesday 4 October at 10:30 The particular occasion is in honor of the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, recognized for his love for all God’s creatures.
“We have been trying to do a distinct and non-traditional pet blessing this 12 months. We contacted the animal shelter and so they have been very receptive to the concept,” mentioned Fr. Lou. “We thought these potential adopted pets wanted a blessing most.”
The Animal Refuge League of Larger Portland is a non-profit animal shelter serving greater than 4,000 homeless and displaced animals yearly. The shelter goals to domesticate the connection between folks and pets to advertise animal welfare and enhance the standard of life in our communities.
“Our parish can even sponsor a donation marketing campaign for meals, blankets and toys for canine and cats for the advantage of the shelter,” mentioned Fr. Lou. “We are going to deliver with us the donations for the blessing.”
Animal Blessing providers invoke God’s blessing on animals and thank God for permitting us to share the land. The blessing additionally acknowledges the vital place pets occupy in folks’s hearts.
For extra details about the shelter and methods you’ll be able to assist its mission, go to the Animal Refuge League of Larger Portland web site at www.arlgp.org.
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